ALLELES + The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
“In 2013, industrial designer McCauley Wanner and architect Ryan Palibroda founded ALLELES. Based in Victoria, B.C., this Canadian design studio specializes in the design and fabrication of fashionable covers for limb prostheses.
ALLELES products are now sold across Canada and internationally, giving people with a missing upper or lower limb a unique way to show some style. Their innovative covers made with FDA grade ABS plastic are designed based on the client’s personal style; from the choice of colours, to the design and fit.
After completing their masters in industrial design and architecture at the University of Calgary and working in their field for a few years, they decided to promote their idea from an art project into a viable business. They knew from the start they needed to protect their intellectual property (IP).”
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