How to become a registered trademark agent
To become a registered trade-mark agent you must qualify by examination, which is held at least once a year. Those interested in the exam must apply by the deadline published on our website.
The request to sit for the exam, evidence, any requests for accommodation, prescribed examination fee along with the CIPO fee payment form should be sent either by fax to 819-953-CIPO (2476) or addressed to the:
Registrar of Trademarks
Place du Portage l
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0C9
Please note that we accept applications sent by either fax or mail. We will not accept applications received by email.
A candidate for the examination will only be given a refund if the candidate has, subsequent to the time the examination was applied for, received notification that the candidate has passed a previous examination and requests the refund within 30 days of receipt of that notification.
- Candidate guide to writing the exam
- Trade-marks Act and Trade-marks Regulations
- Professional development with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- Request to enter a new name on the list of trade-mark agents
- Archived versions of previous trade-mark agent exams
For enquiries relating to the administration of the patent agent and trade-mark agent examinations, please email IC.CIPOAgentExams-OPICExamenAgent.IC@ic.gc.ca.
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