• David Durand President
    After a successful 2021 event , the bar is high, and I can only hope to strengthen our mission by:
    1- increasing intellectual property (IP) awareness amongst members of the Canadian innovation ecosystem (entrepreneurs, companies, researchers, investors, incubators, and accelerators); and 
    2- to provide a venue, an ecosystem or community,  where IP knowledge and strategies can easily be exchanged so as to foster a stronger innovative, competitive and productive community within a global marketplace.
    Since FORPIQ’s founding over twenty years ago, and strongly supported by its partner and member network, FORPIQ has not only accomplished its mission, but has nurtured new relationships with government agencies, including the Business Development Bank of Canada, North American technology transfer association (AUTM) and became ad hoc members of World Intellectual Property Office’s (WIPO’s) standing committees on law of trademarks and patents, amongst others. Through our organization, FORPIQ seeks to further engage with Canada’s innovation ecosystem to provide assistance and guidance on IP, as well as to be aware of the challenges innovators face.
    We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our next bi-annual flagship event which will be held in the month of May 2023.  
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 

    Sincerely yours,
    Me David Durand 

FORPIQ (the International Intellectual Property Forum – Quebec) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote IP awareness amongst innovative Canadian entities and their advisers with respect to IP assets, such as data (and confidential information), patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, know-how, industrial designs, etc. so as to gain more value therefrom.

In order to attain this objective, FORPIQ organizes forums, in which business leaders, intellectual property experts, investors, as well as government representatives are brought together so as to discuss and exchange their experiences and best practices with respect to IP.

FORPIQ was set up jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).


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