When: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, November 24, 2016
Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax
“Ocean Intellectual Property Matters”
Take an engaging journey into the world of intellectual property (IP). What IP do you have and how can you protect it? Is it better to use a trademark, copyright or a patent? How long does it take and what does it cost? This presentation will introduce you to the types of IP and why they matter.
Intellectual property rights are administered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Find out how you can protect your brand, innovations and how to search CIPO’s databases for valuable business information.
Catherine Vardy joined the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in 2015. As a Business Development Officer for the Atlantic Region, Catherine enjoys working with people to identify and highlight the value of IP.
As the Network Liaison and Program Manager at Springboard Atlantic, Catherine worked closely with innovative SMEs, universities and colleges. Catherine also worked in Atlantic Canada as a Research and Innovation Development Officer with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Catherine also has experience as communication manager and journalist with several organizations including the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CBC and several magazines and newspapers.
When she’s not travelling, Catherine can be found in her office at Innovacorp, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.