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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.


Canadian Industrial Designs Database – No update available this week (2021-05-13)

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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

Industrial designs database, application process, fees and forms

Intellectual property databases

Canadian IP databases and downloadable bulk data

Services for patent and trademark agents

Information on becoming an agent, renewing your registration and opening a deposit account, and fees

Updates to legislative IP regime

Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement and Patent Law Treaty

Integrated circuit topographies

Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms

Education, tools, and resources

Clean technology

Clean technology resources highlighting this year's theme of "Innovate for a Green Future"

IP Academy

Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars

IP Hub

How to identify, develop and protect your ideas around the world

IP Toolbox

IP roadmaps, fact sheets and international guides

Events, seminars and webinars

Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and event appearances

Subscribe to our newsletter

Updates on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, IP for businesses and CIPO


List of all CIPO publications

Manage your IP

IP strategy tool and information on protecting your IP outside Canada and getting a loan for IP applications

What we are doing

Corporate information


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For amazing deals on government surplus assets, check out GCSurplus' new open bidding!

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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