The Profession

The Profession

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Joining IPIC is the first step to opening up a world of new possibilities: whether a new career (or career transition), new contacts, new opportunities for professional development and lifelong learning, or simply for personal interest. Visit this section to learn about the many benefits of membership.

Careers in IP

Looking for a fulfilling and potentially lucrative career? Interested in helping some of the best and brightest minds of our generation obtain patent protection for their innovations, and/or helping entrepreneurs and business owners obtain trademark protection for their products and services? Consider becoming a registered patent and/or trademark agent and take your career to the next level.


IPIC plays an active role in advocating for the competitiveness of the Canadian IP system in a variety of ways, including through submissions to government, meetings with parliamentarians and court interventions. Learn more here

Employment Opportunities

Job postings can be included in the IPIC Bulletin, which is mailed to IPIC’s 1,700 members and available online. IPIC also accepts online job postings through this portal. 


Whether you are doing research about IP law for professional or personal reasons, this section is your window to information about IPIC’s newsletter (IPIC Bulletin), peer-reviewed journal (Canadian Intellectual Property Review) and links to resources of other organizations.

This section also presents information about alternative dispute resolution.