Is your business name and logo protected? Would you know what to do if another company accused you of stealing their copyrighted material?
You will learn how to protect your business against these situations and more in an online session entitled “Bring your creations to life – Learn why intellectual property matters” offered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
The session will cover the five different types of intellectual property (IP) rights: trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets and patents. From protecting your business name, logo or slogan to the information on your business website or secret internal information, to other ideas, artistic creations, inventions and innovations, IP rights are very important.
About the speaker
André Gallant is Atlantic Canada’s IP Advisor for Canada’s IP Office, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Ottawa, a health sciences diploma from the Université de Moncton and a tourism diploma from La Cité collégiale. In addition to working in IP law, André has also worked as a tax lawyer for more than 10 years with the Canada Revenue Agency, with two large firms (Halifax and Ottawa) and with judges from two federal courts. Over the years, he’s also acquired experience in event planning. To top it off, André is a published author, a presenter at various events and an amateur piano composer.