Commercialization License Agreements

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) grants licenses to organizations that wish to commercialize our inventions.

AAFC currently holds about 600 licenses with over 200 companies. For example, we grant sole rights to seed companies to market crop varieties developed by our plant breeders. Other intellectual property such as patents or copyrights developed by AAFC researchers can also be licensed to interested parties.

As 'Licensor', AAFC grants permission to the 'Licensee' to use the licensed property. A potential licensee will be asked to submit a plan for developing and marketing the technology. All business plans are kept confidential.

For more information, please contact the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.

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