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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law are filling a crucial innovation gap in business services available to entrepreneurs in Canada by providing early-stage startups with access to pro bono intellectual property legal advice. The joint law clinic serves as a model to raise Canada’s innovation profile on a global scale.

Building on last year’s pilot program, early-stage startups at Communitech (a Waterloo Region-based innovation hub) will benefit this summer from the expertise of leading law students in Ontario. This summer’s international intellectual property (IIP) law clinic, organized by CIGI’s International Law Research...

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