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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

What is Intellectual Property?

Books, movies, music, works of art, inventions, business information, trademarks and other products of human imagination are known as intellectual property (IP). IP rights are protected under patent, copyright, trademark, design and trade secret laws collectively known as intellectual property laws. 


NEW policy report February 2020
Intellectual Property in Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem

Patents and Designs

For more information about patent and design resources, visit the Patents and Designs guide.


Trade Secrets