World IP Day was recently celebrated here in Peterborough and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC).
Our own Si Grobler attended the Innovation Cluster's Power Breakfast that featured member Marcelo Sarkis of Prima IP. Si told us that one of the most important takeaways from the presentation was that every company should consider having an IP policy.
Currently, an IP policy resolution from Peterborough is on the books at the CCC. It calls for a number of reforms including more help and encouragement with first patents.
In a recent blog the Canadian Chamber echoed that sentiment writing, that IP rights play a
significant role in encouraging innovation and creativity. IP rights offer not only protection, but can also drive commercial success. Canadian businesses, whether large or small, should take stock of their IP assets and develop a solid IP strategy.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce along with Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), are building programs to help increase IP literacy among businesses and help businesses access to IP services to support the growth of Canada’s innovation ecosystem and the global competitiveness of Canadian innovators.