Industrial Design Online Services – Release Notes

We strive to deliver online services that are modern, consistent with and reflective of changing legislation, practices and meet our clients' needs. We aim to implement improvements and fixes to our services to facilitate an efficient and timely online experience.

This page serves to provide information on the releases that have been implemented for each online service. As a result, for each release, you can expect to read the following information: What's New, What's Improved and What's Fixed.

For any additional questions, you can contact us by email at: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca.

Access Canadian Industrial Design Database

Access Industrial Design E-Filing

Access Industrial Design E-Mailbox

E-Access

Industrial Design E-Maintenance

Industrial Design E-Filing

There was a release implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on:

Release update - December 15, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. (EST)

What's Fixed?

Update to requirements to add or amend a convention priority.

Release update - November 17, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. (EST)

What's Fixed?

Correction to requirements to add or amend a convention priority.

Release update – January 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (EST)

What's New?

You can now respond to an office action and amend an existing industrial design application electronically. Items that can be amended include:

  • Finished article
  • Description/Statement
  • Representation
  • Amend/Withdraw a priority claim
  • Reinstatement

E-Mailbox

There was a release implemented by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on:

Release update – February 8, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's New?

Notice of Publication – CIPO will now include the Notice of Publication to the e-mailbox sent to the agent electronically

Other Updates

Release update - November 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m (EST)

What's Improved?

Modernized industrial design certificates

Release update - September 2, 2020, at 7:00 a.m. (EDT)

What's New?

New Acknowledgment of Receipt Letter - CIPO introduced a new letter that will serve as an acknowledgement of receipt of the International Registration upon its publication on the International Designs Bulletin

What's Improved?

Statement of Grant - Registration Package - CIPO will now include the remainder of the registration package for all courtesy copies of the statement of grant sent to the agent before CIPO.

Release update – June 4, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)

What's Improved?

  • Registration package - CIPO reviewed and streamlined the registration package hoping to increase certainty and eliminate any of the confusion created by the inclusion in the package of a copy of the application as filed.
  • Courtesy copies for international registrations - Courtesy copies of the Statement of Grant of Protection and the Notification of Refusal pertaining to an International Registration will now be sent to the agent appointed before CIPO, in addition to the International Bureau.