#SMEPME Twitter Chat — Learn how to protect your unique product design

Have you designed unique-looking products or are you planning to? If you intend to profit from these products, then you should join our Twitter chat! #SMEPME Twitter Chat

The Canada Business Network is hosting a Twitter chat with an industrial design expert from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on February 25, 2016 on how to protect your unique product designs. David Benovoy, supervisor of examination at CIPO's Copyright and Industrial Design Branch, will help you understand how you can protect your design from copycats through formal intellectual property protection — in this case, industrial design registration. David came to CIPO from private practice where he specialized in intellectual property law.

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, 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: Learn how to protect your unique product design
Date: Feb. 25, 2016
Time: 12-1 p.m. ET
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 an industrial design as intellectual property. CIPO will not answer questions about specific industrial design applications, about industrial design legislation or any upcoming legislative changes. 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.
  3. CIPO cannot respond to questions about specific products, services or situations.
  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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