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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Intellectual Property Strategy for Industrial Design


Building on the knowledge gained in Introduction to IP and IP Strategy for Creative Entrepreneurs, this course, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Gilbert’s LLP, and eCampus Ontario, explores the law of industrial designs from a practical perspective, including how this body of IP can be used strategically to achieve entrepreneurial objectives. The course provides a wholistic view of what an industrial design is, the exclusive rights that attach to a registered industrial design, and how an industrial design is situated in respect to other forms of intellectual property. The course also examines practical aspects including how an industrial design can be utilized in a business setting, how an industrial design is registered, how the rights in an industrial design can be enforced, and how protection through industrial design is obtained in jurisdictions outside of Canada. The course empowers creative professionals with an understanding of their legal rights, so they may advocate for themselves and engage in informed discussions with legal professionals.



 Registration Status


Fall 2022: November 23, 2022 to December 7, 2022

Course Completion

$225.00 + HST

Required Software/Supplies:

Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website.


Online courses are delivered through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U

Once your registration is processed, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: If you need further help, please feel free to contact OCAD U at

Should you have questions about your registration or payment, please contact

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of lifelong learning opportunities.
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