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Canadian Intellectual Property Office fees increase as of January 1st, 2021

  • Caroline Guy
By Caroline Guy Lawyer and Trademark Agent
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will increase certain fees related to trademarks and other intellectual property rights by 2%.

For example, the fees for filing a trademark application will increase from $330.00 to $336.60 for the first class of products and services and from $100 to $102 per additional class.

This is not a significant increase that could affect the decision of whether or not to file an application, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office which increase the regular electronic filing fee from US$275 to US$350. However, CIPO’s decision to adjust some official fees each year for inflation is entirely new. In fact, the official fee for filing an application for registration has been $250 regardless of the number of classes for more than a decade, before it was increased in 2019 with the reform of the law and Canada’s accession to the Madrid Protocol.


 

Source: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/wr00142.html

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