This article is the first in a series written by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
You’ve probably heard about how important it is to be innovative. Whether it’s in the business section of your local newspaper, in a major economic magazine, or on your favourite entrepreneurial blog, everyone is talking about innovation and how it’s the secret to success.
But with innovation always in the limelight, intellectual property (IP) is sometimes missed. IP is tied to anything and everything new, unique, and innovative. It’s so important that if you don’t learn about it early, you could be missing valuable opportunities, and exposing your business and innovations to risks.