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.

How will membership benefit me?

  • A professional association to keep you current in this fast moving area of law
  • Stay apprised of developments in the IP field by accessing content in the members’ section of the website
  • Opportunities to contribute to the fast-changing pace of IP laws by contributing to submissions to government
  • Saving money on seminars, conferences and courses offered by the largest supplier of IP education in Canada
  • Access to publications focussing on hot-button IP issues and the latest research
    •    the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR)
    • the weekly newsletter IP Newsbreak
  • Access to the “members only” section of ipic.ca
    • Updates of IPIC’s lobbying efforts and reports to government
    • Insights in the profession’s views on upcoming changes to the IP framework
    • Comprehensive database where you can easily search and find articles published in the CIPR
    • Committee portals, where you can exchange information and documents with your peers.
    • Member directory

How can IPIC help me achieve my goals?

Support to get your career off the ground or move it to a higher level

  • Training to prepare for the agent examinations
  • Perfect your knowledge with advanced webinars and seminars
  • Networking opportunities
  • Leadership development and speaking opportunities
  • Mentorship program
  • Errors and Omissions insurance program

A voice that represents your interests

  • IPIC’s—to influence the development of IP laws that benefit Canadians
  • Yours—to contribute to one or more of the 35 committees that study every facet of IP practice, create professional development events or develop communication tools