Without the protection of business assets, businesses and individuals are in danger of not deriving their full benefits. But intellectual property is not just about the protection of your technologies, products, and services – it can also be an important tool in fostering firm-level innovation.
Every business has one form or other of intellectual property; it could be trade secrets, copyright, trade-marks, industrial designs or patents. Being aware of what type of IP a business has and how to protect it can open many doors locally, nationally or on an international scale.
NEIA, in partnership with Canada Business Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), regularly host sessions with IP experts to inform its members of the importance of intellectual property, and to answer specific questions on their application. If the need to discuss is urgent, we can also connect you with the best sources of information.
Stay tuned to our newsletter to monitor for upcoming IP sessions. Below are a number of IP resources which you may find helpful.