Protecting Your Brand: WE-CAN Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs


Thursday May 12, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

If you're an Ontario woman entrepreneur looking to protect your brand, join us to learn about copyright, trademarks, patents and more!

If you have questions about protecting your brand, join the WE-CAN community of women entrepreneurs along with Angela Lyon, Patent Agent with Queen's Partnerships and Innovation.

In this 1-hour workshop, Angela will provide an overview of strategies to protect your brand.

Discover the answers to the following questions:

  • "I own a URL. Do I need to trademark?"
  • "What is the difference between labels TM , R, ©, and patent pending?"
  • "My business is incorporated. Does that mean my business name is protected?"

This workshop will also include an unrecorded Q & A session.

“Protecting Your Brand” is intended to be an information session only and should not be considered as an alternative to individual company advice on intellectual property.



Angela Lyon is a registered patent agent in the Canadian and the U.S. patent offices. She primarily works on chemical patent applications that are owned by Queen’s University, but she is able to assist local innovators with general questions in the area of intellectual property. Angela lives in South Frontenac County with her partner and three sons.



The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.


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