Patents

Searching or applying for registration of exclusive rights for an invention, a product or a process.

Follow:

Services and information

Understanding patents

The types of new or improved innovations that can, and should, be protected by patents.

Guide to patents

Patents and patenting procedures, including how to get started with your patent application.

Patent tutorial

Writing your patent application and general information about the patent process.

Canadian patents search

Search for laid-open applications and patents granted since August 1978 via the Canadian Patent Database.

Filing a Canadian patent application

The step-by-step process when filing your patent application.

Filing an international patent application

How to use Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) e-filing service.

Fast-tracking your patent application

Using one of Canada's Patent Prosecution Highway partners to speed up your patent application.

Patent fees

Fees for patent filing, examination, maintenance and other services.

Patent maintenance fees

Paying your patent maintenance fees electronically or by other payment methods.

Ordering patent documents

Placing an order for copies or certified copies of patent documents.

Find a patent agent

Patent agents by name or by geographic area in Canada.

Patent Appeal Board

The role and activities of the Patent Appeal Board.

What we are doing

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: