Registration of copyright—filing online
Access the copyright e-filing application to register your copyright.
Why register your copyright?
Poems, paintings, plays, stories, songs, software—all are creative works worth protecting.
Generally, your original work is automatically protected by copyright when you create it. However, when you register your copyright, you get a certificate of registration that you can use in court as evidence that you own the protected work.
The fee for filing online can be found under items 1(a)(i) and 1(b)(i) of the fees page.
How to pay your fees
You may pay using a credit card or by deposit account.
Industry Canada registration
You must log on to the Industry Canada secure server in order to access electronic services. If you do not already have an Industry Canada account, you will need to create one. To set up a new account or to recover a forgotten username or password, please visit My Industry Canada Account.
Period of inactivity
For security reasons, you will be automatically logged out of the system after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Notice for current deposit account holders
To link your deposit account to your login username, you must contact the Finance and Administration Directorate by email or by phone at 819-994-2269.
Login to the copyright e-filing application
- For help with your username and password, contact the Industry Canada Help Desk.
- For questions related to CIPO applications, or to get a user guide, please complete the general enquiry or publication request form.
- For issues with the website, please complete the technical problem report form.
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