Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights for students and staff are outlined in the Board of Governor’s approved “Policy on Intellectual Property” (June 5, 2014), available on-line at http://www.uoguelph.ca/policies/

The fundamental principle of the policy is that, subject to the specific exceptions set out in the policy, Intellectual Property is owned by those who create it.

The Policy replaces the Inventions Policy (1991), the Copyright Policy (1989) and the Software Creation Policy (1989). It does not replace or supersede any other policy or collective agreement.