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IPIC'S STRATEGIC PLAN
IPIC's Strategic Plan will guide us in achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision. Our goals are our expected results, and for each goal we have identified key objectives to guide our work as well as tactics that we will employ to achieve our goals. The strategy is presented in an aligned, linear fashion; however, it is important to consider that each goal, objective and tactic reinforce and enhance other elements of the strategy, and should be seen as operating in a dynamic system.
Engage with government and elected officials, courts, and global IP groups, to ensure that the interests and goals of the Canadian IP profession are considered in relevant legislation, regulation, policies, and international treaties.
- OBJECTIVE 1.1: Advise government on how legislation, regulations, and policies affect the rights of IP holders
- OBJECTIVE 1.2: Influence legislation, regulations, and policies that affect IP practice
- OBJECTIVE 1.3: Establish an effective self-governance regime for IP agents via the College
Develop and deliver high quality training and development programs to help our members achieve and maintain the highest standards throughout their careers.
OBJECTIVE 2.1: Provide technical training for new professionals
OBJECTIVE 2.2: Expand continuing professional development offerings for mid to late career professionals
OBJECTIVE 2.3: Create opportunities to enhance members’ knowledge of the business and policy environment
Promote awareness of the value of IP and leverage stakeholder partnerships to increase influence on key advocacy issues.
OBJECTIVE 3.1: Increase business awareness of the value of IP to the growth and long-term sustainability of their business
OBJECTIVE 3.2: Raise knowledge and awareness about the IP profession to business and to government
OBJECTIVE 3.3: Increase awareness about how IPIC serves IP professionals
Events & Education
Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course - Spring 2021 Fri, February 26 – Fri, May 14
Patent & Trademark Case Law Review Series Tue, March 2 – Tue, April 27
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the six applicants who successfully passed the Trademark Administrator Exam on December 10th, 2020.CONTINUE READING
The Patent and Trademark Institute Education Foundation is a registered charity managed by IPIC that awards prizes to the candidates who obtain the highest marks in the patent and trademark agent exams.CONTINUE READING
IPIC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mary Munro is the first recipient of the Institute’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Ms. Munro received the award on October 1st for having gone above and beyond to help IPIC’s IP Administrators Committee create the Patent and Trademark Administrator Programs, therefore helping IPIC achieve its strategic goals.CONTINUE READING
BECOME A MEMBER
IPIC welcomes everyone who is interested in IP to apply for membership. Whether you’re an academic or a tech transfer officer, an IP practitioner or a student, in the public sector or self-employed, we offer a category or membership to suit your needs.
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