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Protecting your intellectual property

WatCo engages with IP creators on the premise that the owner exercises full right of ownership to the IP created through research or teaching at the University of Waterloo.

Exceptions to IP rights may arise (i.e., according to the terms and conditions of a contract in sponsored research with an external partner). In this situation, the first point of contact to resolve any IP management issues should be the Office of Research group that is responsible for administering the contract details, i.e., Contract Research and Industrial Grants or Grants.

More information about protecting intellectual property is available in from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.