Intellectual Property for Trade Commissioners

Product code: TR1369


Delivery method

Delivery method


Virtual Classroom



6 hours (2 sessions of 3 hours)




Other Government Department Employee



Intellectual property rights present a new set of challenges and opportunities to Canadian businesses operating abroad. Trade Commissioners are not expected to become intellectual property experts and cannot provide specific legal advice to clients.

Participants will become aware of intellectual property key concepts, terms, rules and strategies that affect Canadian clients trading internationally.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the commercial nature and scope of intellectual property rights
  • determine the basics of the Canadian and international jurisdictional frameworks for intellectual property
  • explain how to apply their basic knowledge of intellectual property in their duties as Trade Commissioners
  • distinguish what intellectual property issues are of reporting interest to Headquarters

Notes: This course is available to other government department employees on a cost-recovery basis.

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Date modified: 2022-07-11