The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is the professional association of patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers practicing in all areas of intellectual property law. Our membership totals over 1700 individuals, consisting of practitioners in law firms and agencies of all sizes, sole practitioners, in-house corporate intellectual property professionals, government personnel, and academics. Our members’ clients include virtually all Canadian businesses, universities and other institutions that have an interest in intellectual property (e.g., patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs) in Canada or elsewhere, as well as foreign companies that hold intellectual property rights in Canada.
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) office is located in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people.
Turtle Island (North America) is land that has been inhabited by Indigenous People from the beginning of time immemorial. The Indigenous People are the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on Turtle Island. We encourage you to take a moment to recognize the land you reside and work on.
IPIC honours the Algonquin Anishinaabeg and all First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for their important contributions to this land and to the fields of intellectual property, traditional knowledge and cultural expression.