IP Law Hub

Intellectual property for the digital era

A complete toolkit to meet your IP needs

So you have a smart idea. Now what? Understanding how to protect and maximise your intangible asset can be harder than finding the inspiration in the first place. Let us help. We have put together toolkits, tip sheets and practical advice to help you understand and take the next steps towards turning that smart idea into a commercial innovation – for both domestic and global markets.

And, if you need help along the way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Gowling WLG trusted IP adviser. Your smart idea is safe with us.

Tools for established Canadian businesses and scale-ups

timeline icon light blue Notre guide détaillé sur les brevets : tout le processus de brevetage en un coup d’œil

Les entreprises de toutes tailles ont tout intérêt à élaborer un plan de brevetage leur permettant d'optimiser et de protéger leurs innovations. C'est pourquoi nous avons élaboré un guide détaillé sur le processus de poursuite de demandes de brevets. Cette ressource vous aide à partir du bon pied et à obtenir des réponses aux questions fréquemment posées à nos professionnels de la propriété intellectuelle (PI), ainsi que toute l'information nécessaire pour que votre première rencontre avec le professionnel spécialisé en brevets se déroule de manière efficace et productive.

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timeline icon light blue Learn the essentials of trademarks with our Trademark Toolkit

Trademark law is a critical component of any brand development endeavor. We have developed a step-by-step trademark guide to help those looking to protect their trademarks in Canada understand brand development and protection through the lens of trademark law. From learning what a trademark is and why it's valuable to the due diligence you should conduct, download our toolkit to help you prepare your trademark application.

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timeline icon light blue From idea to investment: IP best practices for raising capital

Canadian SMEs with a formal IP plan are more likely to experience high growth, expand into new markets, and receive various types of financing than those that don't. Check out our tips on understanding the value of your ideas, how to manage them and how to enforce your IP rights. We've also provided a quick look-up guide to the grants, tax incentives and funding programs available to growing companies across Canada

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Patent tookit for Russian SMEs

Considering when, why or how to patent your innovations can be intimidating. So where do you begin? Our toolkit is a good starting point. It offers a step-by-step guide designed to help Russian small and medium enterprises understand the patent process.

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