CIPO - Stand Out

CIPO - Stand Out - Stand out from your competitors Patents...

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Stand out from your competitors Make intellectual property your best business ally Trade-marks Industrial designs Copyrights Patents Integrated circuit topographies
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STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS MAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY YOUR BEST BUSINESS ALLY
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STRATEGY STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS — MAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY YOUR BEST BUSINESS ALLY This publication is available upon request in multiple formats. Contact the Client Service Centre at the numbers listed below. For additional copies of this publication, please contact: Client Service Centre Canadian Intellectual Property Office Industry Canada Place du Portage I Room C-229, 2 nd Floor 50 Victoria Street Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9 Tel.: (819) 997-1936 Fax: (819) 953-7620 E-mail: [email protected] This publication is also available electronically on CIPO’s Web site ( www.cipo.gc.ca ). Permission to Reproduce Except as otherwise specifically noted, the information in this publication may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), provided that due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the information reproduced, that CIPO is identified as the source institution, and that the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the information reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, CIPO. For permission to reproduce the information in this publication for commercial redistribution, please e-mail: [email protected] Cat. No. lu71-4/1-2004 ISBN 0-662-67846-X 54044 B 00620 B
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STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS — MAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY YOUR BEST BUSINESS ALLY 1 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Intellectual property: 3 What does it really mean? The Canadian Intellectual Property Office: 3 The essence of what we do The Canadian IP system at a glance 4 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Developing strategies for protecting 6 and exploiting IP Take stock of what you have 6 Explore trade secrets and confidentiality agreements 6 Licensing opportunities 7 Successful exploitation strategies and effective searches 7 TYPES OF IP RIGHTS Formally protect your IP assets 10 Patents 11 Trade-marks 12 Copyrights 13 Industrial designs 14 Integrated circuit topographies 15 CONCLUSION Next steps 16 Do your IP homework first 16 Legal protection 16 14 Contact us 16
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STAND OUT FROM YOUR COMPETITORS — MAKE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY YOUR BEST BUSINESS ALLY 3 INTRODUCTION Intellectual property: What does it really mean? Intellectual property (IP) refers to the creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, as well as symbols, names, pictures, designs and models used in business. Patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial
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