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Education, CPD Resources and Intellectual Property

With the popularity of alternative education and e-learning products growing rapidly, continued professional development and education is increasingly becoming a requirement to remain competitive in the workforce. The contemporary job market is placing new demands on applicants to have the latest professional skills and employers want the most sophisticated training software to ensure their employees can effectively handle any challenges they may encounter. Consequently, there is substantial opportunity for educators and software developers to create new, innovative programs and technologies that address these evolving demands and contribute to a more robust and capable workforce.

Education and professional development programs can take many forms and engage many legal practice areas, Heer Law specializes in protecting and enforcing all aspects of intellectual property rights of educators and software developers.

In particular, we have provided legal advice to businesses offering:

  • Post-secondary eLearning tools
  • Professional training and skill development software
  • Professional certification courses
  • Adult continuing education software
  • Tutoring services
  • Youth education and exercise programs
  • Experiential learning programs
  • Personal development programs

Our goal at Heer Law is to help businesses and educators understand, protect, and enforce their intellectual property rights. Heer Law specializes in all the IP-related legal tasks in commercializing educational resources. Call us today to learn more about how Heer Law can help you protect and enforce your intellectual property rights.

Our education and professional development legal services include:

Rights acquisition

  • Patent applications in Canada, the United States and through the PCT
  • Trademark applications in Canada and internationally
  • Copyright applications in Canada

Strategic consulting

  • Commercialization strategy and implementation
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright clearance and advice
  • Education and professional development program commercialization advice

Negotiation and drafting of industry specific contracts

  • Licensing agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Consignment agreements
  • Graphic design contracts

Prosecuting and defending infringement claims

  • Enforcement of patent, copyright, and trademark rights through alternative dispute resolution proceedings and litigation
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights through cease and desist and demand letters
  • Responding to cease and desist and demand letters