ÉTS Intellectual Property: Protect Your Innovations
Intellectual property is the embodiment of the mind’s creations. In the eyes of the law and Canadian regulations, it may exist in five forms: inventions (patents), industrial designs, trademarks, integrated circuit topographies and copyrights, which include literary and artistic works.
What can be Protected as Intellectual Property?
All questions relating to intellectual property are dealt with in the ÉTS document Policy and Rules on Intellectual Property (in French, PDF). This document, which deals with intellectual property in the field of research, contains the following sections:
- Written works, including those created in collaboration; books and scientific articles, educational material and works carried out in whole or in part by students;
- Computer programs;
- Special considerations in the area of contract research;
- Mediation, arbitration and recourse to the civil courts.