Electronic communications: E-Mailbox application

Communications from the Industrial Design Office are available electronically through CIPO's secure E-Mailbox application for industrial designs.

To receive electronic communications, you need to follow a simple three-step process:

  1. Inform the Industrial Design Office that your preferred method of correspondence is electronic by either:
    1. specifying it in the cover letter when filing a paper application, or in a separate letter, if made later;
    2. selecting it in the appropriate section when submitting an E-Filing application, or online through the Industrial designs – General correspondence application, if made later.
  2. Confirm your authentication through the E-Access application.
  3. Log in to E-Mailbox using your My Canada Business Account.

For more details on how to make a request for electronic communications and authentication, please consult section 1.06 of the Industrial Design Office Practice Manual.

System and browser requirements

Please review our system and browser requirements to make sure you have the correct versions to be able to use our online services.

My Canada Business Account registration

You need a My Canada Business Account to access CIPO’s online services, including E-Mailbox.

Don't have an account? Visit the login page and follow the steps to create an account.

Period of inactivity

For security reasons, you will be automatically logged out of the system after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Login to the industrial design E-Mailbox