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.


Office closure – (2019-10-14)

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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

Industrial designs database, application process, fees and forms

Intellectual property databases

Canadian IP databases and downloadable bulk data

IP asset management

IP strategy tool and information on protecting your IP outside Canada and getting a loan for IP applications

Services for patent and trademark agents

Information on becoming an agent, renewing your registration and opening a deposit account, and fees

Updates to legislative IP regime

Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement and Patent Law Treaty

Integrated circuit topographies

Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms

Education, tools, and resources

IP Academy

Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars

IP Hub

How to identify, develop and protect your ideas around the world

IP Toolbox

IP roadmaps, fact sheets and international guides

Events, seminars and webinars

Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and event appearances

Subscribe to our newsletter

Updates on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, IP for businesses and CIPO


List of all CIPO publications

What we are doing

Corporate information


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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