Standard fees for patents

Check fees for patent filing, examination, maintenance and other services. All amounts are in Canadian dollar.

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Most common fees

Different fees must be paid at various times during the patent application process. The table below shows the more commonly paid fees. For a more comprehensive list you should consult the complete list of fees for patents.

Title Standard Small entityFootnote 1
Filing fee $400 $200
Request for examination $800 $400
Request for advanced examination $500 $500
Final fee (before grant) $300* $150*
Reinstatement fee $200 $200

*For each page in excess of 100 pages add an additional $6

Maintenance fees

Each year a maintenance fee must be paid in order to keep a patent application or patent in good standing. This table provides an overview, but the detailed list should be consulted.

Basic maintenance fees (if paid on or before the anniversary of the filing)
On or before Standard Small entityFootnote 1
2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversary of the filing $100 $50
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th anniversary of the filing $200 $100
10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversary of the filing $250 $125
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversary of the filing $450 $225

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