Important Update on Canadian Intellectual Property Office Fees

19 October 2023, Grace Lambert

Starting from 1 January 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has announced that there will be a significant increase in most of its official fees by 25% to 36%.

Owners of Canadian intellectual property rights and those considering filing applications in Canada in the near future can benefit from considerable savings by taking the following actions before the end of 2023:

  • Filing Applications: Submit your applications before the fee increase takes effect.
  • Renewing Rights: Ensure your rights are renewed ahead of the new year.
  • Updating Formalities: Complete any necessary formal updates to your applications or rights.
  • Accelerating Prosecution: If possible, expedite the prosecution process.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or require assistance in navigating this opportunity effectively.

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