About the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Founded in 1926, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
is Canada's pre-eminent association of professionals who specialize in
intellectual property: patents for inventions, trade-marks, copyright,
and industrial designs. IPIC is committed to the protection and promotion
of intellectual property in the Canadian economy.
For more information about IPIC, click here.
- Represent the interests of Canadian intellectual property practitioners;
- Influence the development of intellectual property laws to the extent
they impact intellectual property matters in Canada;
- Be the recognized and visible authority on Canadian intellectual
property law and practice;
- Ensure high levels of knowledge, training, and ethics in Canadian
intellectual property practitioners; and
- Increase the level of intellectual property business in the Canadian
IPIC is the only intellectual property association in Canada to which
nearly all patent agents, trade-mark agents and lawyers specializing in
intellectual property belong. IPIC members work all sectors of the Canadian
economy including major Canadian law firms, private practice and corporations.
IPIC members can be found in all areas of the Canadian "knowledge economy"
such as biotechnology, e-commerce and information technology. They include
professionals with expertise in scientific and engineering disciplines
together with thorough knowledge of the legal aspects of intellectual
There are over 1,700 IPIC members including members from other countries
who practise in the field of intellectual property in their own countries.
IPIC Member Services
IPIC offers a growing number of services for its members:
- Professional development seminars and conferences on cutting edge
intellectual property topics featuring experts in the field.
- Patent and trade-mark courses and tutorials which can help candidates
prepare for the examinations leading to designation as a patent agent
or trade-mark agent registered to practise before the Canadian Patent
Office or Trade-marks Office.
- Networking opportunities for career advancement and an annual membership
directory. The directory is available on the members'
portion of the IPIC web site.
- Opportunities to participate on over 40 IPIC committees which study
every facet of IP practice in Canada and internationally and discuss
these with government. Access to committee reports and findings.
- Representation of IP professionals before Government including Industry
Canada and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Forms of representation
include meetings with government officials and submissions for policy
and practice changes.
- A professional journal with information on the latest intellectual
property issues and research.
- An IP newsletter published 6 times a year. This newsletter informs
members about changes in IP policy, practices, and recent cases as well
as developments at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
- A "members only" portion of the IPIC web site enabling IPIC members
to view and key word search our professional journal and newsletter.
Membership in IPIC
IPIC offers different types of membership: Honorary, Member of Distinction, Fellow, Associate,
Emeritus and Academic. Students wanting to know more about the IP
profession and how to become an IP professional are welcome.
For more information on how to become an IPIC member and to fill
out an on-line membership application, click on "Membership Request"
You can also contact us at:
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
60 Queen Street, Suite 606
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Y7
Tel. (613) 234-0516
Fax: (613) 234-0671
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Canada, Ottawa, ON 613.234.0516