In today’s technology based global economy, Intellectual Property (IP) is often the most valuable asset that gives Canadian exporters their vital competitive edge. The key is to be proactive, obtain the best legal advice, and ensure all available means of protection are in place before your products, services, creations, designs, and brands leave Canada. Intellectual Property rights encompass copyrights, patents, industrial designs or design patents, and trademarks.
See pages 4,5,6 of the attached brochure Taking on the World: Positioning Canadian private companies for global success, for this article by Colleen Spring Zimmerman.

type IP - Key to Growing Your Business in Foreign Markets (January, 2009)