Fees for industrial designs

You must pay different fees during the industrial design registration process.

fee adjustment:

On , the fees for examination, maintenance, reinstatement and advanced examination will increase by 3.4%, in accordance with the Service Fees Act. Note that not all fees are subject to the annual adjustment.

As a result, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees of the Industrial Design Regulations may not be up-to-date.

The list of fees showing below is up-to-date.

Fee adjustments – what fee do I pay?

The fee amount that you must pay for services that are subject to the annual adjustment depends on the date on which the fee is received by the Minister, not the date on which the service was originally requested.

For all fees subject to an annual adjustment:

  • If payment is received before January 1 of next year, you will need to pay the prescribed fee for the current year.
  • If payment is received on or after January 1 of next year, you will need to pay the adjusted prescribed fee for next year.

For example, if you file an application before January 1 but pay the examination fee after that date, you will need to pay the adjusted fee for the new year.

List of fees

Below are the up-to-date fee amounts.

Note: all fee amounts are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Examination of an application

Basic fee for the examination of an application

  • 2021 fee: $416.98
  • 2022 fee: $416.15
  • 2023 fee: $430.30

Additional fee, for each page of the representation in excess of 10 pages

  • 2021 fee: $10.42
  • 2022 fee: $10.40
  • 2023 fee: $10.75
Maintenance of the exclusive right

Fee for the maintenance of the exclusive right accorded by the registration of a design

  • 2021 fee: $364.85
  • 2022 fee: $364.12
  • 2023 fee: $376.50

Additional late fee for the maintenance of the exclusive right accorded by the registration of a design

  • 2021 fee: $50.00
  • 2022 fee: $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00
Recording or registering a transfer

Fee for the recording or registering of a transfer, for each application or registration to which the transfer relates

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00
Provision of copies

Fee for the provision of a paper copy of a document, for each page

If the user makes the copy using CIPO's equipment

  • 2021 fee: $0.50
  • 2022 fee: $0.50
  • 2023 fee: $0.50

If CIPO makes the copy

  • 2021 fee: $1.00
  • 2022 fee: $1.00
  • 2023 fee: $1.00

Fee for the provision of an electronic copy of a document

For each request

  • 2021 fee: $10.00
  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 fee: $10.00

For each application and/or registration to which the request relates

  • 2021 fee: $10.00
  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 fee: $10.00

If the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each medium provided other than the first

  • 2021 fee: $10.00
  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 fee: $10.00

Fee for the provision of a certified paper copy of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts Rules

For each certification

  • 2021 fee: $35.00
  • 2022 fee: $35.00
  • 2023 fee: $35.00

For each page

  • 2021 fee: $1.00
  • 2022 fee: $1.00
  • 2023 fee: $1.00

Fee for the provision of a certified electronic copy of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts Rules (service not available yet)

For each certification

  • 2021 fee: $35.00
  • 2022 fee: $35.00
  • 2023 fee: $35.00

For each application or registration to which the request relates

  • 2021 fee: $10.00
  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 fee: $10.00
Reinstatement of an abandoned application

Fee for the reinstatement of an abandoned application

  • 2021 fee: $208.49
  • 2022 fee: $208.07
  • 2023 fee: $215.14
Advanced examination

Fee for processing a request to advance the examination of an application

  • 2021 fee: $521.22
  • 2022 fee: $520.18
  • 2023 fee: $537.87
Delaying of registration

Fee for delaying the registration of a design

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00

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