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The Foundation Committee is working hard to develop fundraising events and donation opportunities. Stay tuned for more information.



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Silent Auction

Stay tuned for information on the Foundation's 2020 silent auction.

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Fundraising Committee Solicits Donations for Foundation

For 2019-2021, the PTIEF’s focus is on promoting diversity and inclusion among intellectual property professionals and helping to remove barriers to access for members of under-represented groups interested in entering or advancing in the IP field.

To achieve this goal, the PTIEF has set an ambitious fundraising goal of $50,000. These funds will be used to grow the PTIEF and provide financial assistance to members and aspiring members of the field to pursue worthwhile educational opportunities.

The Foundation Committee's fundraising efforts for 2019-2021 will focus on two annual events: a spring law firm competition event [activity TBD], and a silent auction to be held at IPIC’s annual gala dinner in the fall. With assistance from IPIC Council, the IPIC staff, and our volunteer committee members, the committee is now hard at work planning our 2020 events.

We need your help to achieve success! We are seeking financial, sponsorship, monetary and in-kind donations to help us with these exciting events.


  • Making a monetary donation to the PTIEF to help us reach our $50,000 goal.

  • Sponsoring our spring law-firm competition event. Please see the sponsorship details enclosed.

  • Donating an item or service to our silent auction event. Please see the donation form enclosed.

 Your generous donation – whether through direct financial support or an in-kind donation – is hugely appreciated and will make an enormous difference in helping us achieve our goals!

Please contact Loreto Lamb to learn more about how you can contribute.

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The Patent and Trademark Institute Educational Foundation is a registered charity managed by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).  The foundation is comprised of a board of director and committee members. The committee’s current mandate is to encourage education and scholarship in the IP field. The Foundation currently awards prizes for the students achieving the highest marks in the Patent Agent and Trademark Agent exams each year. The trustees of the Foundation and IPIC Council wish to expand the role of the Foundation and to increase the capacity of the Foundation to provide financial support to worthwhile educational activities in the IP field.

Learn more about the PTIEF awards and scholarships