#SMEPME Twitter chat — IP in a digital world

In recognition of World Intellectual Property Day, the Canada Business Network is hosting a Twitter chat with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on April 26, 2016, on intellectual property (IP) in a digital worldCIPO will be discussing why you should apply for IP protection/register your IP and how IP can be used to help you both online and off-line.

The Canada Business Network (CBN) provides Canadian entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on federal and provincial/territorial government services, programs and regulations. Twitter chats are a great tool for staying informed on industry topics, creating one-on-one relationships, and connecting with industry leaders and influencers.

CIPO is an agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, responsible for the administration and processing of intellectual property in Canada (trademarks, patents, copyright, and industrial designs).

Join the live discussion by using and following the hashtag #SMEPME.

Event details

Type: Live discussion on Twitter
Topic: Intellectual property in a digital world
Date: April 26, 2016
Time: 12-1 p.m. EDT
Hashtag: #SMEPME

Twitter chat participation guidelines

  1. This Twitter chat is being conducted in accordance with the CBN's Social Media Terms of Use. Please read them carefully prior to joining in on the chat.
  2. During the Twitter chat, CIPO will only answer questions on the basics of intellectual property in a digital world.
  3. CIPO will not answer questions about specific applications, infringement cases, or legislation. Replies will be posted in the same language as the original tweet. Tweets will not be duplicated in the other official language. For those wishing a translation of a specific tweet, please send your request to ic.cipotwitter-opictwitter.ic@canada.ca.
  4. For your safety and security, please do not provide personal information during the chat. This includes any information that can identify you, such as a phone number, address or email.
  5. Depending on the volume of tweets received, the CBN and CIPO may not be able to respond to all tweets.
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