Deposit account

Open a deposit account

To open a CIPO deposit account, fill out the deposit account form.

Send the form by email to CIPO’s Finance and Administration Directorate.

Replenish deposit account

You can add funds to your CIPO deposit account via cash/debit card, cheque/money order or wire transfer using the fee payment form.

You can also transfer funds from your Canadian bank using online banking.

Online banking instructions

To transfer funds online from your Canadian bank to your CIPO deposit account, follow these steps:

  1. Visit My Industry Canada Account to create an account, to retrieve a lost or forgotten user name or password or to update your Industry Canada account.
  2. Contact CIPO Finance and Administration Directorate to link your Industry Canada user name to your CIPO deposit account statement. Your request must include your name and/or firm's name, CIPO deposit account number and Industry Canada user name.
  3. Log in to your online banking account and add CIPO as a recipient in the bill payment section. Please note CIPO might appear as Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada or a similar name.
  4. Use the 10-digit number available on your online statement.
  5. Transfer an amount of money.

Note: It can take from one to three business days for CIPO to receive the funds.

Close a deposit account

Send the close a deposit account form by email to CIPO Finance and Administration Directorate.

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