With the help of its 22 Committees divided into various areas of expertise, IPIC engages with government, elected officials, courts and global IP groups, advocates for the interests of the Canadian IP Profession, develops and delivers high quality training programs and webinars, promotes awareness of the value of IP and publishes quality publications while providing unmatched services to its members.
Communities are groups of members with a common professional interest. They can be based on issues, practice profiles, region – or any topic that meets member needs. Structured differently than Committees, Communities can have an unlimited number of members join. Communities may be short‐term or long‐term in nature. They can address a time‐sensitive issue or an on‐going concern or interest. For more information, click here to view IPIC's Policy on Communities.
IPIC’s Committees and Communities are its lifeblood with membership being exclusive to IPIC members. To learn more about IPIC's member benefits and become a member please click here.
Committee mandates and Community descriptions can be found here.
Want to join a Committee or Community?
Good news! IPIC’s Committees and Communities are now accepting new applications from members. To submit your application for the 2021-2023 term, click on the image below and sign-in to your IPIC member profile.
Interested in creating an IPIC Community? Click here to download the proposal form.