Trademark Online Services – Release Notes

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

We strive to deliver online services that are modern, consistent with and reflective of changing legislation, practices and meet our client's needs 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: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca.

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

Trademark E-Filing

There was a release implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on:

Release updates – July 30, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's New?

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

Group Goods or Services (NICE) –

Release updates – June 3, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

A new electronic General Correspondence online service:

Important: This service is only available where CIPO does not already have a dedicated online service. Clients may not use this service to:

Release updates – April 20, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

Filing a new application
Amend a previously filed application –

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

Group Goods and Services (Nice)

Filing a new application
Amend a previously filed application –

Amend a previously filed application –

Release updates – February 25, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

Filing a new application – Upon the submission of a new application via the eFiling system by a client, the following will occur automatically:

Release updates – August 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

What's Improved?

Trademark E-Registration and E-Renewal

There was a release implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on:

Release updates – July 30, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's Fixed?

eRegistration – A due date will appear for applications where the status is "Allowed", "Default-Allowed", "Registration Pending" and "Default-Registration Pending".

eRenewal –

Release updates – May 20, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Fixed?

Adjusted Renewal Fee – The Adjusted Renewal Fee application is now taking into account the designated days, when validating the "Due Date" of the Adjusted Renewal Fee Notice. The system will adjust the "Due Date" in the event where the original "Due Date" is a day designated by the Registrar.

Release updates – April 20, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

What's Improved?

Canadian Trademarks Database

There was a release implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on:

Release updates – February 26, 2020, 7:00 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

Release updates – August 08, 2019 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

More updates

Release updates – June 17, 2019

Transition to Standard ST.96

Transition to Standard ST.96As of , 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 .

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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