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Fees for geographical indications and official marks

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

You must pay different fees for services in connection with geographical indications and official marks.

fee adjustment: On , the fees for a request for protection of a geographical indication, for a statement of objection to a geographical indication, and for a request for giving public notice of an official mark will increase by 2%, in accordance with the Service Fees Act.

As a result, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees of the Trademarks Regulations may not be up-to-date.

Fee payment

The fee amount that you must pay for services that are subject to the annual adjustment will depend on the date on which the fee is received by the Office, not the date on which the service was originally requested. For example, if you request the protection of a geographical indication before January 1 but pay the prescribed fee after that date, you will need to pay the adjusted fee for the new year.

List of fees

Below are the up-to-date fee amounts.

Request for protection of a geographical indication

Fee for processing a request that a geographical indication be entered on Canada's list of geographical indications

Statement of objection to a geographical indication

Fee for the filing of a statement of objection under subsection 11.13(1) of the Trademarks Act

Official marks: request for giving public notice of a badge, crest, emblem, mark or armorial bearing

Fee for a request for the giving of a public notice under paragraph 9(1)(n) or (n.1) of the Trademarks Act, for each badge, crest, emblem, mark or armorial bearing

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