World Intellectual Property Day 2021

Preparing small businesses with the IP tools required to expand their market presence


Monday, April 26, 2021


11:00AM ET - 12:00PM ET


Cisco WebEx Meeting (link will be sent after registration)


FREE, but registration is required.

Presented by

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Event Details

If you are new to the world of Intellectual Property (IP), World International Property Day is an opportunity to find out how the tools of the IP system can support you when bringing your ideas to the market.

This year, World Intellectual Property Day 2021 focuses on the critical role that small businesses play in the economy, and how they can use IP rights to build stronger, and more competitive businesses.

The U.S. Embassy will hold this World IP Day event to help prepare small businesses with the IP tools required to expand their market presence. We plan to contribute to small business success with information on how patents, designs, trademarks, geographical indications, and copyright affect them and play a major role in innovation.


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Department of Commerce STOPfakes
  • Canada Border Services Agency

About the Speakers

Our U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) expert will make the case that protecting IP is important, (even for small businesses) and is not as challenging as companies think. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will elaborate on the importance of IP for small businesses and speak to Canadian IP services geared for small businesses. STOPfakes will discuss on tools to combat counterfeits in the United States, followed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) who will explain how small businesses can address counterfeits crossing the border into Canada.


For questions, please contact:

Cathy Feig
Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate-General Montréal - 514-513-5224

Damon DuBord
Trade & Investment Unit, U.S. Embassy Ottawa