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What can an IP lawyer do for your business?
Intellectual Property lawyers can file trademarks to protect your brand in Canada, in the US, and internationally, apply for patents on your inventions and formulas, register copyrights on your creative works, and draft industrial design patents on your products.
Frequently asked questions
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property, also called IP or intangible assets are parts of your business that create value which includes logos, designs and products.
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What is a trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
What is a patent?
Patents are legal documents that provide the inventor of a new product, technology or process with an exclusive right to make, use and sell that product, technology or process.
What is a copyright?
Copyright provides protection to creative works like a song, computer program, or other creative work by preventing others from copying your work without your permission.
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