CIPO strengthens relationship with Intellectual Property India and expands toolkit for protecting IP abroad

News release

February 23, 2018 – Gatineau – Innovation, Science and Economic Development / Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation on intellectual property (IP) with Intellectual Property India’s parent department, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

As Canada sharpens its focus on innovation and IP, this MoU will strengthen bilateral cooperation through a number of mutually beneficial activities, including raising the awareness and understanding of the IP environment in both countries. As well, information sessions and personnel training will enhance the quality of work performed by both IP offices, and the services they provide to their respective clients.

In support of its strategic priorities to advance innovation through active international collaboration, and build IP awareness and education, CIPO has also released a new guide for Canadian entrepreneurs looking to expand to India, titled “Protecting your IP in India”. CIPO has produced similar guides to assist businesses in protecting their IP in China, the United States, and the European Union.

Quick facts

  • India has been identified by the Government of Canada as a country that represents tremendous opportunity for deeper Canadian engagement.

  • Since 2005, investment and trade between Canada and India have grown significantly.

  • IP filings at CIPO by Indian residents have increased by 58% between 2010 and 2016.

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