Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.
IP rights and services
Trademarks database, application process, fees, trademark agents, forms and the goods and services manual
Patents database, application process, fees, patent agents, forms and expedited examination
Copyrights database, copyright registration, fees and forms
Industrial designs database, application process, fees and forms
Canadian IP databases and downloadable bulk data
Information on online statements, opening a deposit account, and IP legislation and resources.
Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement and Patent Law Treaty
Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms
Education, tools, and resources
Benefits of IP for clean-tech businesses, expediting your application, webinars, federal programs for clean-tech projects
Build your IP strategy, protect your IP in Canada and abroad, take your ideas to market
Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars
Interviews with IP experts on how IP works in real life
How to identify, develop and protect your ideas around the world
IP roadmaps, fact sheets and international guides
Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and event appearances
Updates on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, IP for businesses and CIPO
List of all CIPO publications
What we are doing
- Makatew Workshops: Building a business around a brand!
- Magnet Forensics: Leading the charge on digital evidence software
- Birch Bark Coffee Company - Making a difference, one cup at a time
- Share your experiences in the filing of patent applications and pre-filing disclosures
- Share your views on the proposed change to the refusal and review process for industrial design decisions
- Draft topics for the new Patent Rules in the Manual of Patent Office Practice
- Patents: 2020 to 2021
- Trademarks: 2020 to 2021
- Industrial designs: 2020 to 2021
- Copyright: 2020 to 2021
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Plan your IP strategy
Generate a tailored guide with information on what to consider when developing your IP strategy.
IP foundations online learning
Learn the basics of intellectual property and the different kinds of intellectual property rights.
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