CIPO practices for fee payments and general authorizations

The two Practice Notices below, relating to the processing of fee payments sent by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery, will come into effect on June 8, 2009:

A new Fee Payment Form has also been introduced as part of the changes made to payment practices. Below is a summary of the changes to how CIPO processes fee payments sent by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery:

  1. A Fee Payment Form has been introduced to assist clients in providing the necessary financial information when making a fee payment;
  2. CIPO will no longer maintain a list of clients' credit card information on file;
  3. Clients will be permitted to specify only one alternate method of payment; and
  4. The use of an updated general authorization statement is recommended for fee payments sent by mail, facsimile or hand-delivery.

Should you have any questions or for further information, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the resources below or contact the Client Service Centre at 1-866-997-1936.

Client resources

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