Amazon’s IP Accelerator has launched in Canada, partnering with seven intellectual property law firms to cost-effectively connect small and medium-sized businesses on its platform with advisers providing brand protection services.

At launch, the participating Canadian firms include top-rated IP boutiques Bereskin & Parr and Ridout & Maybee, as well as smaller woman- and minority-owned and multilingual firms Brouillette Legal; CPST Intellectual Property; Clancy; JZC Intellectual Property Law; Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus; and Palmer IP.