Industry Canada

Industry Canada

June 26, 2015 13:00 ET

Johanne Belisle Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Industry Canada

Industry Minister James Moore today announced the appointment of Johanne Bélisle as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), effective September 8, 2015.

Ms. Johanne Bélisle is currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Quebec Region, at Employment and Social Development Canada. Since 2007, she has been Assistant Deputy Minister at various other departments, including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada.

CIPO is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.

Quick facts

  • Ms. Bélisle has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours.

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"I would like to welcome Johanne Bélisle in her new role as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Her almost 30 years of experience and leadership will be invaluable as CIPO continues to support creativity, innovation and economic growth."

- James Moore, Minister of Industry

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Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

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  • Jake Enwright
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Industry
    343-291-2500

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada
    343-291-1777
    media-relations@ic.gc.ca