Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, including images, symbols, designs, recipes, literary and artistic works and inventions. A business’ intellectual property is assets that may be integral to the core services of the business and overall profitability. If you own a small business, it is very important to protect any unique products and services that you develop. Intellectual property is protected in Canada under the laws relating to trade-marks, copyright, patents, industrial designs, and trade secrets.

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Dentons Canada LLP

Dentons is the world’s first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.