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January 1st, 2024 : Increase in official Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) fees - The countdown has begun

  • Simone M. L. Ndiaye
By Simone M. L. Ndiaye Trademark Agent
To reduce its structural deficit, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has decided to increase most of its official fees for patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, geographical indications, official marks, and integrated circuit topographies, effective January 1st, 2024.

The Regulations amending the Trade-marks Regulations were published on June 21, 2023, in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 157, Number 13. 

The 25% increase in official fees will take effect on January 1, 2024.

For trademarks, the most common official fees [1] will be adjusted as follows: 

Services

2023 Fee (CAD)

2024 Fee (CAD)

New trademark application submitted online through CIPO’s website

-          For the first class

-          For each additional class

 

$347.35

$105.26 $

 

$458.00

$139.00 

Renewal of a trademark submitted online through CIPO’s website

-          For the first class

-          For each additional class

 

$421.02

$131.58

 

$555.00

$173.00 

Recordal of a transfer

 

$100.00

 

$125,00

 

Filing a statement of opposition 

$789.43

$1040.00

 

If you are planning to file trademark applications in 2024, we recommend that you bring your plans forward and proceed by December 31, 2023.

If your trademark registration expires in 2024, we recommend that you renew it by December 31, 2023.

The countdown has begun! In just over 3 months, the new CIPO fees will apply. We invite you to take advantage of this delay to anticipate your plans for protecting your trademarks in Canada and save on the official fees.

Do not hesitate to contact our team of trademark professionals for any questions or additional information.



[1] The complete list of official trademark fees applicable from January 1st, 2024 is available at the following address: https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/canadian-intellectual-property-office/en/trademarks/fees-trademarks

 
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