File a new or amended trademark or certification mark application

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Follow the step-by-step process to file a new or amended trademark or certification mark application.

Introduction

Welcome to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Trademarks e-Filing service.

With this online service, you can file a new or amended trademark or certification mark application. Once you have paid your application fee, you will immediately receive your application number.

1. Before you apply

If you have not already done so, we suggest that you do the following before you start your application:

2. Application requirements

A trademark application that has the following will receive a filing date and application number:

3. After you apply — Filing an amended application

You may have to file an amended trademark or certification mark application after having received an examination report.

New initiative – Trademark amendments without an examiner's report

Effective on , we are starting a new initiative. You or your appointed agent might get a call from a trademark examiner asking for:

Verbal permission to amend your application

A trademark examiner might call to ask for verbal permission to:

An electronic revised trademark application

A trademark examiner might call to ask you to send an amended trademark application if:

4. Send a general correspondence

You may have to send correspondence to the Registrar on a variety of trademark topics to the Office through the e-General Correspondence, as an alternative to facsimile or postal mail.

Examples of the types of correspondence that can be sent to the Office include appointment or revocation of a trademark agent; cancellation or withdrawal of a registration or application; change of name or address; division of an application, and requests for extensions of time and will also allow clients to pay a fee, when applicable.

5. Use our online services (you must log in)

Login to the Trademark e-filing application

Technical problems?

Complete our technical problem report form.

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