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 becoming an agent, renewing your registration and opening a deposit account, and fees
Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Singapore Treaty, Nice Agreement and Patent Law Treaty
Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms
Education, tools, and resources
Clean technology resources highlighting this year's theme of "Innovate for a Green Future"
Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars
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
What we are doing
- Trademark Common Status Descriptors
- New and improved CIPO patent web pages
- CIPO has released the 2020 IP Canada Report
- 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
- New and updated Trademarks Opposition Board's practice notices
- Patents: 2019 to 2020
- Trademarks: 2019 to 2020
- Industrial designs: 2019 to 2020
- Copyright: 2019 to 2020
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Plan your IP strategy
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IP foundations online learning
Learn the basics of intellectual property and the different kinds of intellectual property rights.
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