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Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization

The Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) supports the agri-food sector's economic, social and environmental contributions to Canada by converting research efforts into outcomes with real benefits.

The work of the Research Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) generates results such as new technologies, products, designs, methods, processes, plant varieties, germplasm, genetic material, know-how and show-how. The rights in these research results are known as "intellectual property" or "IP."

The OIPC strives to transfer research results from the laboratory to applications in Canada and around the world. Under the broad responsibility for managing intellectual property generated by AAFC's Research Branch, OIPC fulfills several functions, including:

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