With hosts Lisa Desjardins (English) and Maya Urbanowicz (French). In line with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)’s mandate for intellectual property (IP) awareness and education, this podcast is dedicated to increasing awareness, knowledge and the effective use of IP by Canadians.
Canadian IP voices is a podcast series where we discuss tips, tricks and issues, and understand the bigger picture on how trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets work in real life. Listen to real problems—and real solutions—explained by a range of IP professionals and stakeholders across Canada and abroad. Tune in each month for interviews and real life stories with special guests. Produced by CIPO.
The views and opinions expressed in the podcasts listed on this website are those of the individual podcasters and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CIPO.
What is the difference between a corporation name, trade name, brand name and domain name?
Martin Lacelle from Corporations Canada and lawyer James Plotkin clarify the differences between and importance of legal/trade/brand/domain names.
How do incubators/accelerators support innovators and their IP?
Josée Pharand, Director of IP Programs and Policies at ventureLAB, explains how ventureLAB supports innovators and their IP in the Canadian innovation ecosystem. Tune in for a discussion about choosing between patents and trade secrets, and learn how many accelerators and incubators help companies grow without asking for any stake in their IP, equity or future revenues.
How traditional brands and IP rights are entering the metaverse
Brigitte Chan, lawyer and trademark agent discusses what the IP professionals are observing as real brands are going virtual in a fictional universe; the metaverse.
How plant breeders’ rights are protected in Canada
Anthony Parker, Commissioner of the Plant Breeders' Rights Office within the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, explains the development of plant breeders' rights, how they are examined and how they function in Canada.
Powered by Haloo: How artificial intelligence systems can be used to prepare trademark registration applications
Julie MacDonell, Co-founder and CEO of Haloo discusses the importance of trademarks and how artificial intelligence is used at Haloo to partially replace manual searching in the trademark registration application process.
How IP is managed in the academic sector
Mark Weber, director of Innovation and Partnerships at McGill University, explains why and how a university manages intellectual property.