#SMEPME Twitter Chat — Boost your trademarks IQ

In recognition of World IP Day, the Canada Business Network is hosting a Twitter chat with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on April 23, 2015 about the basics of trademarks and how they can be used by small businesses. CIPO will also present general information about how a trademark application is processed.

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. Recognizing that small business owners often puzzle over the need for a trademark and how to go about applying for one, our guest will address your questions about trademarks during our bilingual Twitter chat on April 23 at noon EDT.

Jordan Doyle from CIPO will discuss trademarks and how they can be used as a tool for small business. Some topics will include the application process and the importance of registering your trademark. Jordan has worked as a trademarks examiner from 2009 to 2013, and he now works as an Examination Technical Policy and Training Officer within Trademarks Branch.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is an agency of Industry 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: Boost your trademarks IQ
Date: Apr. 23, 2015
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 trademarks and general information about how a trademark application is processed. CIPO will not answer questions about specific trademarks applications, about Trademarks Legislation or any upcoming legislative changes or amendments. 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 to obtain a translation of a specific tweet, it will be provided upon request. The request should be sent to opic-cipotwitter@ic.gc.ca
  3. Canadian Intellectual Property Office (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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