Complete list of fees for patents

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Copied from Schedule 2 of the Patent Rules, these fees cover a multitude of specific scenarios. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Applications
Extension of Time and Applications
Item in Schedule 2 of Patent Rules Common Name Description Standard Small entityFootnote 1
1 Fee for extension of time Fee for applying for an extension of time, in respect of each period of time referred to in the application for an extension $200 $200
6 Application Fee On filing an application under subsection 27(2) of the Act $400 $200
7 Late fee Late fee under subsection 27(7) of the Act $150 $150
8a Maintenance fee for the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the filing date of the application, $100 $50
8b Maintenance fee for the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the filing date of the application, $200 $100
8c Maintenance fee for the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the filing date of the application, $250 $125
8d Maintenance fee for the dates of each of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversaries of the filing date of the application, $450 $225
9 Late fee under subsection 27.1(2) of the Act $150 $150
10a Request for exam fee with prior international search in Canada On requesting examination of an application: if the application has been the subject of international search by the Commissioner $200 $100
10b Request for exam fee with no prior international search in Canada On requesting examination of an application: if the application has not been the subject of international search by the Commissioner $800 $400
11 Late fee Late fee under subsection 35(3) of the Act $150 $150
12 Advanced examination fee On requesting the advance of an application for examination out of its routine of order, by an applicant or a third party. $500 $500
13 Final fee basic fee, $300 $150
plus, for each page of specification and drawings in excess of 100 pages, other than pages of a sequence listing submitted in electronic form $6 $6
14 Withdraw notice of allowance and return to examination Fee for a notice of allowance to be withdrawn and for an application for a patent to be subject to further examination $400 $400
15 Reinstatement Fee for reinstatement of an application demed to be abandoned, in respect of each failure to take an action referred to in the request for reinstatement $200 $200
International Applications
International Applications
Item in Schedule 2 of Patent Rules Common Name Description Standard
16 Transmittal fee Under Rule 14 of the Regulations under the PCT $300
17 Search fee Under Rule 16 of the Regulations under the PCT $1,600
18 Additional fee for search For conducting a search under Article 17(3)(a) of the PCT, in respect of each invention other than the main invention $1,600
19 Preliminary examination fee Under Rule 58 of the Regulations under the PCT $800
20 Additional fee for examination For conducting a examination under Article 34(3)(a) of the PCT, in respect of each invention other than the main invention $800
21 Basic national fee standard fee $400*
22 Fee for reinstatement of rights - $200
23 Additional fee for late payment Under subsection 154(4) of these Rules $150

* $200 for small entityFootnote 1

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Patents
Patents
Item in Schedule 2 of Patent Rules Common Name Description Standard Small entityFootnote 2
24 Requesting correction of an error Fee for requesting the correction of an error under subsection 109(1) of these Rules, for each patent referred to in the request for correction $200 $200
25a Maintenance fee 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 $100 $50
25b Maintenance 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 $200 $100
25c Maintenance 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, $250 $125
25d Maintenance 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, $450 $225
26 Late fee under subsection 46(2) of the Act $150 $150
27 Additional late fee under subparagraph 46(5)(a)(iii) of the Act $200 $200
28 Reissue fee On the filing an application to reissue a patent $1,600 N/A
29 Disclaimer fee On making a disclaimer to a patent $100 N/A
30 Re-examination fee On requesting re-examination of a claim or claims in a patent $2,000 $1,000
31 Fee for presenting an application under section 65 or 127 of the Act for the first patent or certificate of supplementary protection to which the application relates $2,500 N/A
for each additional patent or certificate to which the application relates $250 N/A
32 Fee to advertise an application under section 65 or 127 of the Act on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office $200 N/A
General
General
Item in Schedule 2 of Patent Rules Common Name Description Standard
33 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. $100
34 Record of 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 $100
35 Record of transfer Fee for requesting that a transfer be recorded under section 49 of the Act, for each patent or application for a patent to which the transfer relates $100
Information and Copies
Information and Copies
Item in Schedule 2 of Patent Rules Common Name Description Standard
36 Fee for requesting a certified copy in paper form For each certification $35
For each page $1
37 Fee for requesting a certified copy in electronic form For each certification $35
For each patent or application for a patent to which the request relates $10
38 Requesting a non-certified copy in paper form of a document For each page, if the person requesting makes the copy using Patent office equipment $0.50
For each page, if the Patent office makes the copy $1
39 Requesting a non-certified copy in electronic form of a document for each request $10
plus, for each patent or application to which the request relates $10
plus, if the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each additional physical medium requested $10
40 Status request 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 $15

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