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Submission for Budget 2017
November 22, 2016
In its pre-budget submission to the Department of Finance, IPIC recommends the creation of a national first patent program and the launch of an inn......

Submission to Fundamental Science Review Panel
October 06, 2016
IPIC was pleased to participate in Canada’s Fundamental Science Review. In our submission, we share ideas to help ensure that innovation opportunit......

Submission for the study on Canada’s manufacturing sector
October 06, 2016
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is conducting a study on Canada’s manufacturing sector.  In its submiss......

IPIC makes recommendations for Canada's Innovation Agenda
September 09, 2016
 IPIC has provided recommendations for Canada’s Innovation Agenda. You can download the submission here. IPIC makes recommendations in all of the......

IPIC responds to the government's consultation on governance framework for intellectual property agents
August 31, 2016
IPIC responded to the second part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's consultation on a governance framework for patent and tr......

Consultation on "Plain and Standardized Packaging" for Tobacco Products
August 31, 2016
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is responding to Health Canada's Consultation on "Plain and Standardized Packaging" (“PSP”) fo......

The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property
August 26, 2016
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has published a paper about the impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property. To download it, plea......

You can comment on IPIC’s revised Code of Ethics
July 25, 2016
Members are invited to provide comments until August 18, 2016 about the draft revised IPIC Code of Ethics by writing to excellence@ipic.ca. This re......

Brexit: update
July 08, 2016
For all IP developments relating to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, click here.  For a list of frequently asked questions, cl......

CIPA Statement
June 27, 2016
The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys has called for calm following the referendum vote to leave the EU and points out that it will be busine......

Important Legislation Comes into Force to Help Foster Innovation
June 23, 2016
  OTTAWA (June 23rd, 2016) The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is proud to welcome new provisions in the Patent Act and Trade-m......

IPIC Opinion Text About Innovation Receives Attention in The Hill Times
June 22, 2016
Peter Wilcox, IPIC’s President, submitted an opinion text about innovation in The Hill Times.  The Op-Ed can be read in its entirety here. The Hill......

IPIC Responds to the First Part of the Government Consultation
June 14, 2016
IPIC responded to the first part of the consultation on A Governance Framework for IP Agents, the proposed draft code of conduct. The submission wa......

Government launches consultation on regulation of patent and trademark agents
May 25, 2016
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) (formerly Industry Canada) and CIPO have launched a consultation of importance to the pa......

Manual of Patent Office Practice Revisions
April 06, 2016
IPIC’s Patent Practice Committee submitted its comments to CIPO on revised Chapters 15 and 19 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) as we......

Highlights of innovation measures in federal budget
March 23, 2016
In his 2016 budget, the Minister of Finance announced that the government wants "to build Canada as a centre of global innovation." Through 2016 an......