Process for the issuance of patents

As of August 16, 2016, the process for the issuance of patents will reduce from 10 to 8 weeks. This means that patents will be issued 8 weeks after the final fee has been processed.

However, please note that for applications with a pending action, such as the payment of maintenance fees, the system will calculate the period of 8 weeks only when the action will have been submitted and processed.

The plan is also to reduce the process to 6 weeks this fall.

Should you have any questions, please contact Andrée Patry, Manager – Operations Sector, at 819-635-3557 or at

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