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|
|Request for examination||$800||$400|
|Request for advanced examination||$500||$500|
|Final fee (before grant)||$300*||$150*|
*For each page in excess of 100 pages add an additional $6
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.
|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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