March 29, 2023
IPIC Response to Federal Budget 2023
Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Honourable Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2023 federal budget they are calling the “Made-in-Canada Plan.” With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror and Canada now in need of leadership on economic recovery, the budget does very little to support economic growth, and is virtually silent on incentives for Canadian innovative companies who hold intellectual property.
March 24, 2023
In Memoriam: Douglas Walter Eggins
IPIC wishes to extend our sincere condolences following the passing of Douglas Walter Eggins, a long-time member of the institute for over 47 years and a dedicated IP professional.
March 17, 2023
Call for applications: WIPO Training, Mentoring and Matchmaking Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Women entrepreneurs from indigenous peoples or local communities, such as artisans, designers, performing artists, researchers, healers, or small-scale farmers, who have a project or business based on traditional knowledge or traditional cultural expressions with an intellectual property component, are encouraged to apply.
March 9, 2023
IP Village Launches IP Insights Panel Series Featuring IPIC Members!
The IP Village is bringing together leading experts in intellectual property (IP) for their latest joint initiative, the IP Insights panel series! The IP Village is a collaboration of Canada's leading IP organizations. IPIC is thrilled to be part of this important initiative to increase IP awareness, education and use in Canada alongside the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Global Affairs Trade Commissioner Service (GAC–TCS), the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
March 2, 2023
IPIC Member, Ekaterina Tsimberis, Appointed to the Federal Court
Last week week the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a new appointment to the Federal Court: Ekaterina Tsimberis. Justice Ekaterina Tsimberis, was a Principal at Smart & Biggar LLP in Montréal, and a long-time member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
February 28, 2023
IPIC Member, Thomas Digby, Appointed to Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
Last month, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, announced the appointment of Thomas J. Digby as the new Chairperson of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) for a five-year term.
February 17, 2023
IPIC Congratulates New Certified Canadian Trademark Administrators!
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the applicants who successfully passed the Trademark Administrator Exam earlier this winter and have been awarded the designation of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator.
February 16, 2023
IPIC Congratulates New Certified Canadian Patent Administrators!
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the applicants who successfully passed the Patent Administrator Exam earlier this winter and have been awarded the designation of Certified Canadian Patent Administrator.
February 2, 2023
IPIC and IP Osgoode Announce 15th Annual Canadian IP Writing Challenge
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce our 2023 Canadian writing challenge in intellectual property law.
December 19, 2022
Results Are In: IPIC's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey!
IPIC is pleased to share some highlights from our first ever Equity, Diversity and Inclusion survey conducted this year. A huge thank you to members of the Canadian IP Profession for providing your feedback and for taking the time to participate.
December 9, 2022
Business Development Opportunity for IPIC Members - IP Assist: Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) for Innovative Unrepresented SMEs
IPIC continues to seek member participation in its IP Assist program, a partnership with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) that helps SMEs better understand the key aspects of intellectual property (IP) and how IP can support their business goals. IP Assist is a program that aims to provide IRAP unrepresented SMEs with access to experts in Intellectual Property that can help them increase their IP Awareness (Level 1), develop an IP Strategy (Level 2) and implement IP actions defined in their IP Strategies (Level 3).
November 25, 2022
IPIC Announces Inclusive Rebrand of Former Young Practitioners Group (YPC) and Launch of NEW Networking Group!
IPIC knows that to best promote EDI practices one must lead by example, for this reason, in collaboration with the members of the Committee formerly known as the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee, IPIC has rebranded this committee which moving forward will be known as the IPIC Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC)! And there’s more! The launch of a NEW community networking group!