The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) IP Academy offers a range of resources and tutorials on intellectual property, patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial design, IP strategy, and commercializing your IP. Take a look at the links below for free, online learning modules.

Intellectual Property Roadmap- Your Path to Getting a Patent Grant

  • What is the process for obtaining a patent grant?

Intellectual Property in R&D

  • What is IP?
  • How do I identify, protect, and manage my IP?

Tutorial- Discover Intellectual Property

  • What are IP rights?
  • What are the differences in the types of IP Protection?
  • Where can I learn more about intellectual property?

Tutorial- Patents

  • What is a patent?
  • Which inventions are patentable?
  • The steps involved in filing a patent application.

Tutorial- Trademarks

  • How can a Trademark protect your unique name or logo for the products of services you offer?
  • How can a Trademark help you to develop a brand identity and image for consumers to recognize in the marketplace?

Tutorial- Industrial Designs

  • A novel look and distinctive visual features applied to a product can get consumers’ attention.
  • Learn how novel and effective designs can help you market and sell your product.

Copyright – Learn the Basics

  • Find out what copyright is and how it is becoming increasingly important in the digital world.
  • Learn how copyright can protect the expression of your ideas and how to legally use the works of others.

CIPO and IPS Hosted Webinar Series

Copyright 101

Plan for Success: Develop an Intellectual Property Strategy

Inventing the Next Big Thing: Why Patents Matter

Protect your Brand: Why Trademarks Matter

Social Media and Intellectual Property

Fueling Innovation: Funding Opportunities for Start-Ups

CIPO Presentation

Software and IP Seminar

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship –  access free, online training here


 Theresa White

Manager, Innovation Transfer, Contracts and Agreements

Carleton Innovation Transfer Roadmap