Updates to the trademark online services
CIPO is making progress towards modernizing Canada's intellectual property framework. The online services pertaining to trademark e-filing, e-registration and e-renewal were updated on May 29, 2017, in anticipation of upcoming legislative changes related to Bill C-31 (Economic Action Plan Act, No.1).
Take a look at the Trademarks legislative changes and international treaties web page for more details on our progress.
Transition to Standard ST.96
Transition to Standard ST.96As of June 17, 2019, the Trademarks Branch will adopt the World Intellectual Property Office's recommended data Standard ST.96, the XML (eXtensible Markup Language) for the purpose of filing, publishing, processing, and exchanging of information. As well, the ST.96 Standard will be the only accepted format for the purpose of uploading a previously saved application as a new application and the HTML structure will no longer be supported.
To facilitate the adoption of the XML format, CIPO will put in place a HTML to XML format converter. This tool will be available from here as of June 17, 2019.
For your convenience, we are providing you with the mapping documents relating to Standard ST.96.
Please note that these files are provided as is and cannot be provided in an accessible format due to the nature of the content. For assistance, please contact our Client Service Centre.
- XML sample file populated with data (XML document 6 KB)
- Mapping document describes how to map HTML fields to XML elements (Excel document 15 KB)
- HTML sample file that contains hidden data fields (HTM document 81 KB)
- XML schema compliance with ST.96 standard (ZIP file 83 KB)
Trademark e-registration and e-renewal
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