CIPO releases its 2023−2028 Business Strategy

News release

February 23, 2023 – Gatineau, Quebec – Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has released its 2023–2028 Business Strategy, setting the organization's vision and the priorities that will guide us for the next 5 years. This strategy describes how CIPO will foster innovation and competitiveness in Canada by ensuring that the intellectual property (IP) system serves the needs of Canadians, and that innovators and entrepreneurs know the value of their IP and how to leverage it to prosper and grow.

CIPO's new strategy includes 3 main priorities:

  • Priority 1: Timely delivery of quality IP services through operational excellence and a modern client experience
    • Render quality decisions that are consistent, predictable and reasonable
    • Optimize turnaround times
    • Modernize the client service experience
  • Priority 2: Foster innovation and competitiveness through leadership and education
    • Increase IP awareness, knowledge and the effective use of IP by Canadians
    • Provide leadership to improve the IP system in Canada and globally
  • Priority 3: Be a high-performing organization that is built for the future
    • Establish a modern and healthy workplace
    • Recruit and develop a diverse and skilled workforce
    • Pursue management excellence


"CIPO's role in the IP system is critical for innovation, technological change and creativity in Canada. A clear vision for the future is essential to ensure CIPO's contributions to the IP ecosystem and its enduring sustainability.

Navigating change now and preparing for the future demands agility, efficiency, and effectiveness. It relies on the integration of new tools, and the transformation of practices and procedures. While every IP office faces different challenges and contexts, all are confronted with a rapidly changing global IP environment. CIPO will work with stakeholders across the IP ecosystem to respond to these changes, reach the goals and objectives of this strategy, and provide Canadian innovators and businesses the services and support they need.

I am proud to introduce the CIPO 2023–2028 Business Strategy, and I look forward to the continued engagement with employees and stakeholders as we meet our challenges and attain our goals to position CIPO as a leading IP office and key contributor in Canada's innovation economy."

Konstantinos Georgaras, Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer

Associated links


Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Page details

Date modified: