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Payment of patent maintenance fees

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Pay your patent maintenance fees electronically or find out about other payment methods.

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Login to Patent Maintenance Fees

Electronic payment of maintenance fees

The Patent Maintenance Fee Electronic Payment service allows you to quickly and conveniently pay maintenance fees for Canadian patents and patent applications by:

  • selecting your patent(s) or patent application(s) from a list that shows the due dates of maintenance fees
  • creating your own list of patent document numbers
  • uploading a file of your patent document numbers

You may not pay maintenance fees for secret applications using the electronic payment method. You may pay late fees in addition to maintenance fees, but not reinstatement fees. Please see the General Correspondence page for your other payment options.

Get an activation code

You will need an activation code to access the secure Patent Maintenance Fee Electronic Payment service. To get an activation code, you must do the following:

  1. Get an Industry Canada username and password. You can get this online from the Industry Canada registration page.
  2. Use the Industry Canada username and password to complete the Patent Office’s payment of patent maintenance fees registration process.

Once you get your activation code, you can return to the payment of patent maintenance fees page and access your account.

Other ways to pay your maintenance fees

Should there be a failure in any component of our website or in communicating your data, you can pay the maintenance fees using other means such as regular mail. For more information, please consult CIPO's correspondence procedures.

Site availability

This e-service operates Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Change of agent

Please note that recently submitted Change of Agent documents might not have been processed yet. If it is the case, you may not be able to pay the maintenance fees for the patent applications in question.

Method of payment

You may pay using a credit card or by deposit account.

System and browser requirements

Please review our system and browser requirements to ensure you have the required software.

Period of inactivity

For security reasons, if there is no user activity for 30 minutes after you login, the application will disconnect you from our electronic service.


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