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Become a registered trademark agent

To become a registered trademark agent, you must pass a qualifying exam, which is held at least once a year. Learn more about the process.

Become a registered patent agent

To become a registered patent agent, you must pass a qualifying exam, which is held at least once a year. Learn more about the process.

Trademark agent renewal

Use this form to pay your annual fees and maintain your listing in the trademark agent registry.

Patent agent renewal

Use this form to pay your annual fees and maintain your listing in the patent agent registry.

Add name to list of trademark agents

Complete this form to request the addition of your name to the list of trademark agents.

Trademarks Opposition Board

Learn about the role and activities of the Trademarks Opposition Board and get more information about opposition and section 45 proceedings.

Patent Appeal Board

Learn about the role and activities of the Patent Appeal Board.

Trademarks Examination Manual

This manual is a reference guide for trademark applicants and agents on how examiners will interpret and apply the legislation.

Manual of Patent Office Practices

A guide for patent examiners, applicants, and agents about the operational procedures and examination practices for patents.

Manual of Industrial Design Office Practices

A guide about the operational procedures and examination practices for industrial designs.

Trademark practice notices

These practice notices provide guidance on current trademark practices and the interpretation of relevant legislation.

Opposition and section 45 practice notices

These practice notices provide guidance on current practices for trademark opposition proceedings and section 45 proceedings and the interpretation of relevant legislation.

Patent practice notices

These practice notices provide guidance on current patent practices and the interpretation of relevant legislation.

Industrial design practice notices

These practice notices provide guidance on current Industrial Design Office practice and the interpretation of relevant legislation.

Copyright practice notices

These practice notices provide guidance on current copyright practices and the interpretation of relevant legislation.

Integrated Circuit Topography Practice Notices

These practice notices are intended to provide guidance on current integrated circuit topography practices and interpretation of relevant legislation.

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