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2020 Patent Agent 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 21(2) of the Patent Rules, notice is hereby given that the 2020 examination will be held on April 28, 29, 30 and .

A person who intends to sit for the examination must notify the Commissioner of Patents in writing by filing and printing the form Registration form (HTML or PDF [195 MB, 2 pages]), furnish the Commissioner with supporting justifications establishing that they meet the requirements set out in subsection 19(a) of the Patent Rules and pay the prescribed fee ($200 per paper). Fee form (PDF: 160 KB; 8 pages)

The deadline to apply, furnish the supporting justifications and pay the fee is . When applying, it is essential to indicate which paper(s) will be written.

Refund policy

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

Special Accommodation

Please note that accommodation requests and all supporting documentation must be submitted by , to allow for the Examination Coordinator to arrange for the accommodation if approved. Please also note CIPO's Guidelines for Candidates Requesting Accommodation to Write the Patent or Trademark Agent Examination - Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Late requests for accommodation will not be accepted.

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


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