2018 Patent Agent Examination

Under the provisions of subsection 14(2) of the Patent Rules, notice is hereby given that the 2018 examination will be held on May 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2018.

A person who proposes to sit for the examination must notify the Commissioner of Patents in writing by filing and printing the form (PDF or HTML), furnish the Commissioner with evidence establishing that they meet the requirements set out in subsection 12(a) of the Patent Rules, and pay the prescribed fee ($200 per paper).

The deadline to apply, furnish evidence and pay the fee is December 6, 2017. When applying, it is essential to indicate which paper(s) will be written.

Please note CIPO's refund policy for the Patent Agents Qualifying Examination pursuant to subsection 4(11) of the Patent Rules. A candidate for the examination will only be given a refund for a given paper if the candidate has, subsequent to the time the examination was applied for, received notification that the candidate has passed an equivalent paper of a previous examination and requests the refund within 30 days of receipt of that notification.

Please also note CIPO's Guidelines for Candidate's Requesting Accommodation. Requests for accommodation and all supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 45 days prior to the date of the scheduled examination to allow for the Examination Coordinator to arrange for the accommodation if approved. Late requests for accommodation may not be accepted.

For more information, please contact: ic.cipoagentexams-opicexamenagent.ic@canada.ca.

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