Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. We deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.

Notices and updates

IP rights and services


Trademarks database, application process, fees, trademark agents, forms and the goods and services manual


Patents database, application process, fees, patent agents, forms and expedited examination


Copyrights database, copyright registration, fees and forms

Industrial designs

Industrial designs database, application process, fees and forms

Intellectual property databases

Canadian IP databases and downloadable bulk data

Services for patent and trademark agents

Information on online statements, opening a deposit account, and IP legislation and resources.

Integrated circuit topographies

Integrated circuit topography registration, fees and forms

Education, tools, and resources

Clean technology

Benefits of IP for clean-tech businesses, expediting your application, webinars, federal programs for clean-tech projects

Manage your IP

Build your IP strategy, protect your IP in Canada and abroad, take your ideas to market

Data and research

Economic analysis, IP analytics reports, IP data sets, IP research and data conferences, international IP data resources

Canadian IP Voices Podcast

Interviews with IP experts on how IP works in real life

IP Academy

Online learning modules, IP strategy tool and registration for seminars and webinars

IP Hub

How to identify, develop and protect your ideas around the world

IP Toolbox

IP roadmaps, fact sheets and international guides

Events, seminars and webinars

Upcoming seminars, webinars, information sessions and event appearances

Subscribe to our newsletter

Updates on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, IP for businesses and CIPO


List of all CIPO publications

Women and intellectual property

Resources and learning materials for women entrepreneurs looking to apply for IP


What we are doing


Corporate information