Become a registered trademark agent

To become a registered trademark agent, you must pass a qualifying exam, which is held at least once a year.

Those interested in the exam must apply by the deadline published on our website.


Any person wishing to sit for the exam must furnish evidence on how the qualifications set out in section 18 of the Trade-marks Regulations are met.

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.



For enquiries relating to the administration of the patent agent and trade-mark agent examinations, please email

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