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Guides for Legal Considerations When Starting a Business

Intellectual property (IP) includes patents, trademarks, and copyright. All of these can be valuable to entrepreneurs in developing a product, protecting ideas, creating branding and marketing materials, and surveying competitors' activities.

Use the guides listed to understand how intellectual property works in Canada and how you can protect your IP internationally.

Use these resources to find existing patents: