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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 clients' needs. 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

Create agent account for correspondence

Trademark E-Filing

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

Release update – June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

What's New?

Filing a new application –
Amend a previously filed application –

Group Goods and Services (Nice) –
Send a General correspondence –

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

What's Improved?

Send a General correspondence –

Release update – January 12, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

Group Goods and Services (Nice)–

For a renewed trademark with an effective renewal date on or after , the client has the ability to pay for additional class(es) at renewal on the "Closing Details page".

The user will be prompted for the number of additional class(es) (between 1 and 44). The system will calculate the fee amount based on the number the user enters.

Release update – December 7, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

The following messages will be displayed if the fee amounts have been adjusted since the item was included in the cart are:

Release update – November 5, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

Send a General correspondence

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

What's New?

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

Group Goods or Services (NICE) –

Release update – 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 update – 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 update – 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 update – 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 update – June 11 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's Fixed?

Release update – January 12, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

Adjusted Renewal Fee –

For a renewed trademark with an effective renewal date on or after , where an Adjusted Renewal Fee notice has not been sent, the client has the ability to pay for additional classes. Please note that:

Release update – December 14, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Fixed?

E-Renewal

Release update – December 7, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

The following messages will be displayed if the fee amounts have been adjusted since the item was included in the cart are:

Release update – November 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's Improved?

eRegistration –
eRenewal -

Release update – October 29, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's Fixed?

E-Renewal

Release update – 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 update – 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 update – 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 update – February 10, 2021, 8:30 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

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

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

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

What's Improved?

What's Fixed?

Create agent account for correspondence

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

Release update – June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

What's New?

This new online service has been launched for the purpose of creating a Trademark agent account for the purpose of  corresponding with the Registrar of Trademarks.

Enter a new name on the List of Trademark Agents

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

Release update – June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

This online service has been decommissioned due to the coming into force of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents.

Annual Renewal of a Trademark Agent

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

Release update – June 28, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

This online service has been decommissioned due to the coming into force of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents.

More updates

Release update – 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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