Tuesday, September 29, 10 - 11 am PST
In today’s knowledge-based economy, intellectual property (IP) rights play an important role in the growth and innovation potential of businesses. It’s important that communities and economic development professionals understand what IP is, and how they can help support organizations in their area to protect intellectual assets like their inventions, new technologies and brands, original software, novel designs, unique processes, and much more.
Join us to hear from the Provincial and Federal governments about what you need to know to support businesses and entrepreneurs in your community. You’ll learn the basics of IP including how it can support economic development and what Federal and Provincial tools and resources available for businesses to make the best of their IP. You’ll also hear real stories of how business in B.C. are benefiting from protecting their intellectual assets and ways you can help keep made-in-B.C. intellectual property in B.C.