IPIC is the Canadian professional association of patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers practising in intellectual property (IP). 

Provide Professional Development Opportunities:

  • assist CIPO with the professional admission exams
  • offer training courses for those who want to become patent or trademark agents
  • provide courses and webinars throughout the year on various topics (levels ranging from beginner to advanced)
  • provide leadership and networking opportunities within more than 35 committees

Promote the Competitiveness of the Canadian IP System:

  • respond to all consultations by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (view submissions)
  • respond to consultations by other departments and agencies as appropriate (view submissions)
  • make formal submissions to parliamentary committees
  • promote changes to the legislative and regulatory framework
  • participate in joint committees with CIPO and with the Federal Court
  • seek leave to intervene in appeals if IPIC can bring a unique perspective to an issue

Produce Information:

  • publish a professional journal featuring articles on the latest IP issues and research
  • publish a newsletter with case summaries, member and committee profiles, informational articles, job offers and upcoming events
  • raise awareness among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) about IP by offering with CIPO a bank of speakers
  • provide a members-only section of with member-specific news, a directory of members, all IPIC publications and information on advocacy efforts