What’s an industrial design patent?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Industrial design patents can cover unique ideas, features, patterns, configurations, shapes, or ornaments of an object, and is protected for 10 years. The design is usually an article made by tools, machines, or hand.

For example, the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle or of a snowboard are both industrial designs. Basically, an industrial design patent covers the way a product looks. It can cover the shape of an object, as well as 2D features like its colour or its patterns.

How to get copyright and trademark protection for your small business

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Find out how to get a copyright or a trademark for your business.

How to get a patent in Canada

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Did you reinvent the wheel? Find out how you can get a patent for your invention.

Intellectual property protection for small businesses

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Read all about small business IP protection.

Throne speech highlights support for Canadian small business

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Wednesday’s Throne Speech, delivered by Governor-General Michaelle Jean, outlined objectives for the Conservative government to achieve this year. Among these objectives was increased support for Canadian small business. According to an article in the Calgary Herald, The government plans to boost employment with a focus on new education programs, skills training and new infrastructure that […]