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Indigenous Business and Intellectual Property Virtual Event

Indigenous Business and Intellectual Property Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada are pleased to host the virtual event: Indigenous Business and Intellectual property: Ensuring the Indigenous economy’s continued competitiveness and growth on June 29, 2021.

Join us to hear about the results of the most recent intellectual property (IP) survey of Indigenous businesses, the various Indigenous IP programs available and to learn about the possible routes for protecting traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) through IP. The event will also feature a panel discussion with successful Indigenous entrepreneurs sharing their stories about how they leverage their IP to grow their business. Register today!

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AGENDA

All times are in EST (UTC-5:00).

  • 1:00 p.m.–1:20 p.m. – Opening of Event (Elder and CCAB)
  • 1:20 p.m.–1:30 p.m. – IP Survey of Indigenous businesses (CCAB)
  • 1:30 p.m.–1:40 p.m. – Indigenous IP Program (ISED)
  • 1:40 p.m.–2:00 p.m. – Possible Routes for Protecting TK and TCEs through IP (CIPO and IPIC)
  • 2:00 p.m.–2:25 p.m. – Panel discussion with Indigenous entrepreneurs
  • 2:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Registration is mandatory—register early to reserve your spot. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 28.

Presentations will be provided in both official languages (English and French), and participants will be encouraged to communicate in the official language of their choice.

Participation in this event is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, please contact:

Andy Avgerinos
Project Manager, Research
aavgerinos@ccab.com