Medicine Hat College - Intellectual Property
What is intellectual property?
Intellectual property is all around us, in the clothes we wear, the coffee we buy, the electronic devices we use every day and the music we listen to on the way to work. Simply put, intellectual property is a "creation of the mind," and includes inventions, symbols, logos, pictures, designs, literary and artistic works, and many other products.
What are the different types of intellectual property?
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the protection of IP in Canada. Businesses and individuals work with the office to register and protect IP. CIPO protects the main types of IP: trademarks, patents, copyright, and industrial design. Trade secrets are also considered an informal type of IP.
Still have questions?
Contact the MHC copyright office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (2021, April 9). IP Rights and Services. Government of Canada. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet- internetopic.nsf/eng/Home.
Creative Commons (2021, April 9). What We Do. https://creativecommons.org/about/.
World Intellectual Property Organization (2021, April 9). General Course on Intellectual Property. https://welc.wipo.int/aipt/courseDetail/42110