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Notice - 2020 Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Please note that this page will no longer be available as of the coming-into-force day of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (the College) and will be removed from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website.

Under the provisions of subsection 18(2) of the Trademarks Regulations, notice is hereby given that the 2020 examination will be held on .

A person must meet the requirements set out in section 16 of the Trademarks Regulations in order to be eligible to sit for the examination.

A person who intends to sit for the examination must notify the Registrar of Trademarks in writing by filing the form (PDF) or (HTML), furnishing the Registrar with evidence establishing that they meet the requirements set out in section 16 of the Trademarks Regulations and paying the prescribed fee.

The deadline to apply, furnish evidence and pay the fee is Wednesday .

Refund policy

A candidate for the examination will only be given a refund if the candidate has, subsequent to the time the examination was applied for, received notification that the candidate has passed a previous examination and requests the refund within 30 days of receipt of that notification.

Furthermore, pursuant to section 12 of the Trademarks Regulations, on request made no later than three years after the day on which a fee is paid, the Registrar must refund any overpayment of the fee.

Special accommodation

Please note that accommodation requests and all supporting documentation must be submitted no later than 45 days before the date of the scheduled examination, before , to allow for the Examination Coordinator to arrange for the accommodation if approved. Please also note CIPO's Guidelines for Candidate's Requesting Accommodation. Late requests for accommodation will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit the Become a registered trademark agent or send an email to:

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