Innovation, research and development

Sites to check if you want to learn more about patents, trademarks and copyrights.

A guide to help you make sound decisions regarding the marketing of a product or to implement a culture of continuous improvement within your company.

The guide is designed to be your introduction to patents and patenting procedures, and to outline how you can use the resources of the Patent Office to further your business or research venture.

A guide that explains what industrial designs are, what makes them "registrable," the advantages of registration and how to go about it.

Find out what a copyright is, how it can benefit you, the advantages of registering your copyright, and how to go about it.

Find out what trade-marks are, how they can benefit you and how to register one.

Find out what integrated circuit topographies are, how they can benefit you and how to register them.

The National Research Council Canada (CNRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development and its business portal provides technical and advisory services along with potential financial support and information in the science, technology and engineering fields.

More than 1,700 links to help businesses turn their ideas into products. Browse by region or by subject to find links to the information you need to help you protect your ideas, find partners and financing, build that prototype, and market your idea.

CTN is a network of indviduals from both the public and private domain that remains constantly informed about new knowledge, in order to stimulate innovation and boost the competitiveness of Québec SMEs through technological development.

Created in 1969, today CRIQ is a leading source of innovation and expertise in the areas of manufacturing technologies, the environment, industrial information and standardization. CRIQ plays an important role in the economy by providing industries with the means to become leaders on national and international markets.

The Industry Canada site provides resources, programs and services on the biotechnology and life sciences, information and communications technology, and science and technology industries, as well as useful information on innovation, commercialization, research programs and technology transfer.

CIPO is a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.

This database lets you access over 75 years of patent descriptions and images. You can search, retrieve and study more than 1,400,000 patent documents.

The database includes all copyrights which were registered as of October 1, 1991, pursuant to the Copyright Act.

This version of the Canadian Trade-marks Database is comprised of all active and many inactive marks that were either applied for or registered pursuant to the current Trade-marks Act or former trade-mark legislation.

EPO Online Services have been designed to allow applicants, attorneys and other users to conduct their business with the European Patent Office electronically in a state-of-the-art secure environment.

In a context of globalization, the ADRIQ's mission is to support innovative Quebec companies in all industries.

The Institut de développement de produits is an information, training and awareness network as well as a solid reference for industrial business leaders, engineering, production and marketing professionals who focus on product development and design.