Patent fees

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Different fees must be paid during the patent application process, and after a patent is granted. The amount of those fees is shown in the lists below.

fee adjustment: On , the fees for the services outlined below will increase by 2%, in accordance with the Service Fees Act. Note that not all fees are subject to the annual adjustment.

Fees respecting applications
  • Application Fee;
  • All maintenance fees that are over $150.00;
  • Request for examination fee (except for the small entity examination fee when application was subject of an international search);
  • Advanced examination fee;
  • Final Fee;
  • Withdraw notice of allowance and return to examination fee;
  • Reinstatement fee;
Fees in Respect of International Applications
  • Transmittal fee
  • Search fee
  • Additional fee for search
  • Preliminary examination fee
  • Additional fee for examination
  • Basic national fee
  • Fee for reinstatement of rights
Fees in Respect of Patents
  • Fee for requesting correction of an error
  • All maintenance fees that are over $150.00
  • Fee for requesting reversal of deemed expiry of a patent
  • Reissue fee
  • Re-examination fee
  • Fee for presenting an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act
  • Fee to advertise an application
Fees in respect of patent agents
  • Patent agent qualifying exam
  • Entry on the register of patent agents
  • Maintaining name on register
  • Reinstatement on the register

As a result of this fee adjustment, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees in Schedule 2 of the Patent Rules may not be up-to-date.

List of fees for patents

Below are the up-to-date fee amounts.

Fee for applying for an extension of time

Fee for applying for an extension of time, in respect of each period of time referred to in the application for extension

Fees respecting applications

Application fee

Small entity fee

Standard fee

Late Fee

Late fee under subsection 27(7), subsection 27.1(2) or subsection 35(3) of the Patent Act

Maintenance Fees

Fee for maintaining an application in effect

For the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the filing date of the application Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the filing date of the application Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the filing date of the application Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversaries of the filing date of the application Small entity fee

Standard fee

Request for examination fee

Fee for examination of an application for a patent

If the application for a patent has been the subject of an international search by the Commissioner in the Commissioner's capacity as an International Search Authority

Small entity fee

Standard fee

In any other case:

Small entity fee

Standard fee

Advanced examination fee

Fee to advance an application for a patent out of its routine order

Final Fee

Basic Fee

Small entity Fee

Standard fee

For each page of specification and drawings, other than pages of a sequence listing submitted in electronic form, in excess of 100 pages

Withdraw notice of allowance and return to examination fee

Fee for a notice of allowance to be withdrawn and for an application for a patent to be subject to further examination

Reinstatement fee

Fees for reinstatement of an application deemed to be abandoned, in respect of each failure to take action referred to in the request for reinstatement

Fees in Respect of International Applications

Transmittal fee

Transmittal fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 14 of the Regulations under the PCT

Search fee

Search fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 16 of the Regulations under the PCT

Additional fee for search

Additional fee for conducting a search under Article 17(3)(a) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, in respect of each invention other than the main invention

Preliminary examination fee

Preliminary examination fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 58 of the Regulations under the PCT

Additional fee for examination

Additional fee for an international preliminary examination under Article 34(3)(a) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, in respect of each invention other than the main invention

Basic national fee

Fee for entering national phase in Canada

Small entity fee

Standard fee

Fee for reinstatement of rights

Fee for requesting reinstatement of rights under subsection 154(3) of the Patent Rules

Late Fee

Additional fee for late payment under subsection 154(4) of the Patent Rules

Fees in respect of patents

Fee for requesting correction of an error

Fee for requesting the correction of an error under subsection 109(1) of the Patent Rules, for each patent referred to in the request for correction

Maintenance fees

Fee for maintaining the rights accorded by a patent in effect

For the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

Standard fee

For the dates of each of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

Standard fee

Late fee

Late fee under subsection 46(2) of the Patent Act

Fee for requesting reversal of deemed expiry of a patent

Additional fee under subparagraph 46(5)(iii) of the Patent Act

Reissue fee

Fee for filing an application to reissue a patent

Disclaimer fee

Fee for making a disclaimer to a patent

Re-examination fee

Fee for re-examination of one or more claims of a patent

Small entity fee

Standard fee

Fee for presenting an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act

For the first patent or certificate of supplementary protection to which the application relates

For each additional patent or certificate to which the application relates

Fee to advertise an application

Fee to advertise an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Registration of a document

Fee for requesting the registration of a document relating to a patent or an application for a patent, for each patent or application for a patent to which the document relates.

Recording of a change of name

Fee for requesting the recording of a change of name, for each patent or application for a patent to which the change of name relates

Recording of a transfer

Fee for requesting that a transfer be recorded under section 49 of the Patent Act, for each patent or application for a patent to which the transfer relates

Fees in respect of information or copies

Fees for requesting a certified copy in paper

For each certification

For each page

Fees for requesting a certified copy in electronic form

For each certification

For each patent or application in paper form, for each page

Fee for requesting a non-certified copy in paper form, for each page

If the person requesting makes the copy using Patent Office equipment

If the Patent Office makes the copy

Fees for requesting a non-certified copy in electronic form

For each request

For each patent or application for a patent to which the request relates

If the copy is requested on more than one physical medium, for each additional physical medium requested

Fee for requesting that the Patent Office provide information concerning the status of a patent or an application for a patent, for each patent or application for a patent

List of fees for patent agents

Below are the up-to-date fee amounts.

Patent agent qualifying examination

Fee for notifying the Commissioner of the intention to sit for one or more papers of the qualifying examination, per paper

Entry on the register of patent agents

Fee for applying for entry on the register of patent agents

Maintaining name on the register

Fee for maintaining the name of a patent agent on the register of patent agents

Reinstatement of a name on the register

Fee for applying for reinstatement on the register of patent agents

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