Trademark Online Services – Release Notes

We strive to deliver online services that are up to date, consistent with and reflective of changing legislation, practices and meet our client's needs and wants as much as possible. We aim to implement improvements and fixes to our services to facilitate an efficient and timely online experience.

This page serves to provide information on the releases that have been implemented for each online service.  As a result, for each release, you can expect to read the following information: What's New, What's Improved and What's Fixed.

For any additional questions, you can contact us by email at:

Access Canadian Trademarks Database

Access Trademark E-Filing

Access Trademark E-Registration and E-Renewal

Enter a new name on the List of Trademark Agents

Annual Renewal of a Trademark Agent

Canadian Trademarks Database

Release updates – August 08, 2019

Please note that there was a release implemented on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office online applications on August 08, 2019 7:00 a.m. (EDT) for the following:

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

More updates

Transition to Standard ST.96 

Release updates – June 17, 2019

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.

Mapping documents

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.

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