Consultation about Governance Model
IPIC’s Professional Regulation Committee and Council prepared a submission in response to the consultation.
IPIC agrees with the consultation paper that the implementation of self-regulation is best achieved by the creation of a new organization whose purpose will be the regulation of agents in the public interest, and agrees with the suggested appellation of college. IPIC proposes that this organization be called College of Patent and Trademark Agents of Canada / Ordre des agents de brevets et de marques de commerce du Canada.
IPIC’s response to the ISED consultation has a dual purpose: it provides comments on the proposed models and answers to the questions posed, and it provides suggestions on implementation, demonstrating a straightforward approach to establishing the proposed College. IPIC hopes that providing the result of its research and consultations with members will help both the government and the profession to act efficiently in creating a governance framework to serve innovation in Canada.
The following pages provide an overview of IPIC’s proposal.
You can also view IPIC's webinar Toward the Canadian College of Patent and Trademark Agents