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?

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

CIPO Presentation


University of Toronto Entrepreneurship –  access free, online training here


 Theresa White

Manager, Innovation Transfer, Contracts and Agreements

Carleton Innovation Transfer