Canadian Intellectual Property Office
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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
Changes to services and operations, latest service interruption notices, frequently asked questions and COVID-19 resources
Education, tools, and resources
Clean technology resources highlighting this year’s theme of "Innovate for a Green Future"
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
Updates on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, IP for businesses and CIPO
List of all CIPO publications
What we are doing
- A new look for CIPO's trademark, industrial design and copyright certificates
- Patenting to Fight Pandemics: The Canadian Story
- CIPO CEO Johanne Bélisle ends five-year mandate.
- Draft topics for the new Patent Rules in the Manual of Patent Office Practice
- New and updated Trademarks Opposition Board's practice notices
- Patents: 2018 to 2019
- Trademarks: 2018 to 2019
- Industrial designs: 2018 to 2019
- Copyright: 2018 to 2019
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Plan your IP strategy
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IP foundations online learning
Learn the basics of intellectual property and the different kinds of intellectual property rights.
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