The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is introducing new online services for industrial designs, as part of our commitment to service excellence. The new functionalities allow applicants and agents to receive communications from CIPO electronically and to manage the permissions and access rights to these communications.
One of the new applications is the E-Mailbox. This service allows applicants and agents to access communications from the Industrial Design Office quickly and efficiently through a secure online platform, providing an alternative to the previously paper-based only process. In addition, clients can use the new E-Access application to authenticate themselves and manage access to their E-Mailbox.
Section 1.06 of the Industrial Design Office Practice Manual has been updated to reflect operational details of the new online services. CIPO updates this manual periodically to reflect changes relating to the prosecution of industrial design rights in Canada.
To learn more about the recent changes, please consult Annex B of the manual.
The new online services support CIPO’s Five-Year Business Strategy with the goal of offering a modern, client-centric service experience through e-enabled services.