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IP Resources

Welcome to our intellectual property resources page – your source for curated insights on why IP matters, and how it’s relevant to you and your business. Discover articles, guides, and tools to navigate the IP landscape, empowering you to protect your innovations and make informed decisions.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

CIPO is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada that delivers IP services and educates Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.


Discover Canada’s online searchable database for businesses to explore possible licensing and collaboration opportunities with public sector patent holders.

BDC IP-backed Fund

Learn about the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Intellectual Property-Backed Financing solution to support the commercialization and expansion of your IP.

Foundations of IP Strategy

Learn the basic principles of protection and strategic uses of intellectual property (IP) to build your competitive advantage. This online course was created by CIGI Senior Fellows Myra Tawfik and Karima Bawa.

Chart: Trade name, Trademark Versus Domain Name

Learn the differences between these different types of names and the importance of choosing them carefully.

IP Self-Assessment Tool

Complete this free, fast and easy assessment that will give you a detailed printable guide with IP considerations for anytime reference.

Trade Commissioner Service

Contact the Trade Commissioner Service for advice to sharpen your export plan and begin your international expansion.

ISED’s IP Checklist

Go through a comprehensive checklist of IP assets for your startup.

WIPO Global Brand Database

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. Their Global Brand Database allows you to search trademark information and provides access to a comprehensive collection of international trademark records.

10 Tips to Manage Your IP

Protect your innovative ideas, inventions and creative works. Here are 10 tips to help you manage your IP.

Cleantech and IP

Read how Canadian intellectual property (IP) and clean technologies are related, and how can they benefit your business.

IP Basics – Webinar Recap

Insights on the value of intangible assets and the four pillars of intellectual property.

IP Strategy Planner – ISED

Plug in the details of your startup into ISED’s IP strategy builder.

AccelerateIP playlist on Youtube

Visit our Youtube channel for event recaps and recordings.