Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.
IP rights and services
Trademarks database, application process, fees, trademark agents, forms and the goods and services manual
Patents database, application process, fees, patent agents, forms and expedited examination
Copyrights database, copyright registration, fees and forms
Industrial designs database, application process, fees and forms
Canadian IP databases and downloadable bulk data
IP strategy tool and information on protecting your IP outside Canada and getting a loan for IP applications
Information on becoming an agent, renewing your registration and opening a deposit account, and fees
Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement and Patent Law Treaty
Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms
Education, tools, and resources
Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars
How to identify, develop and protect your ideas around the world
IP roadmaps, fact sheets and international guides
Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and event appearances
What we are doing
- 2020 Patent Agent Examination
- New IP Agent Search tool now available to help businesses find registered agents
- Improvements to CIPO patent search tools and databases
- Draft topics for the new Patent Rules in the Manual of Patent Office Practice
- New and updated Trademarks Opposition Board's practice notices
Improving your IP protection around the world
Learn about the updates to Canada's IP rights rules and regulations.
Plan your IP strategy
Generate a tailored guide with information on what to consider when developing your IP strategy.
Canada's IP Marketplace
Check out ExploreIP: Canada's IP Marketplace, which helps Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs.
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