List of historical patent fees

Note that this list only includes CIPO's patent fee amounts that were in effect for 2021. For older fee amounts, consult the Tariff of Fees in the Patent Rules.

For current fee amounts, consult our list of current patent fees.

List of historical fees for patents

Below are our historical fee amounts.

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

Fee for applying for an extension of time

Fee for applying for an extension of time, in respect of each period of time referred to in the application for extension

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

Historical fees respecting applications

Application fee

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $408.00
Late fee

Late fee under subsection 27(7), subsection 27.1(2) or subsection 35(3) of the Patent Act

  • 2021 fee: $150.00
Maintenance fees

Fee for maintaining an application in effect

For the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the filing date of the application

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

For the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the filing date of the application

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

For the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the filing date of the application

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $255.00

For the dates of each of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversaries of the filing date of the application

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $229.50

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $459.00      
Request for examination fee

Fee for examination of an application for a patent

If the application for a patent has been the subject of an international search by the Commissioner in the Commissioner's capacity as an International Search Authority

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

In any other case:

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $408.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $816.00
Advanced examination fee

Fee to advance an application for a patent out of its routine order

  • 2021 fee: $510.00
Final fee

Basic Fee

Small entity Fee

  • 2021 fee: $153.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $306.00

For each page of specification and drawings, other than pages of a sequence listing submitted in electronic form, in excess of 100 pages

  • 2021 fee: $6.12
Withdraw notice of allowance and return to examination fee

Fee for a notice of allowance to be withdrawn and for an application for a patent to be subject to further examination

  • 2021 fee: $408.00
  • 2022 fee (applicable until ): $407.18
Reinstatement fee

Fees for reinstatement of an application deemed to be abandoned, in respect of each failure to take action referred to in the request for reinstatement

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

Historical fees in respect of international applications

Transmittal fee

Transmittal fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 14 of the Regulations under the PCT

  • 2021 fee: $306.00
Search fee

Search fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 16 of the Regulations under the PCT

  • 2021 fee: $1632.00
Additional fee for search

Additional fee for conducting a search under Article 17(3)(a) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, in respect of each invention other than the main invention

  • 2021 fee: $1632.00
Preliminary examination fee

Preliminary examination fee for the performance of the tasks referred to in Rule 58 of the Regulations under the PCT

  • 2021 fee: $816.00
Additional fee for examination

Additional fee for an international preliminary examination under Article 34(3)(a) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, in respect of each invention other than the main invention

  • 2021 fee: $816.00
Basic national fee

Fee for entering national phase in Canada

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $408.00
Fee for reinstatement of rights

Fee for requesting reinstatement of rights under subsection 154(3) of the Patent Rules

  • 2021 fee: $204.00
Late Fee

Additional fee for late payment under subsection 154(4) of the Patent Rules

  • 2021 fee: $150.00

Historical fees in respect of patents

Fee for requesting correction of an error

Fee for requesting the correction of an error under subsection 109(1) of the Patent Rules, for each patent referred to in the request for correction

  • 2021 fee: $204.00
Maintenance fees

Fee for maintaining the rights accorded by a patent in effect

For the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

For the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

For the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $255.00

For the dates of each of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversaries of the filing date of the application on the basis of which the patent was granted

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $229.50

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $459.00

Fee for maintaining in effect the rights accorded by a patent granted on the basis of a category 1 application

For the dates of each of the second, third and fourth anniversaries of the day on which the patent was issued,

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

For the dates of each of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth anniversaries of the day on which the patent was issued,

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $100.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $204.00

For the dates of each of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversaries of the day on which the patent was issued,

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $255.00

For the dates of each of the 15th and 16th anniversaries of the day on which the patent was issued,

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $229.50

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $459.00
Late fee

Late fee under subsection 46(2) of the Patent Act

  • 2021 fee: $150.00
Fee for requesting reversal of deemed expiry of a patent

Additional fee under subparagraph 46(5)(iii) of the Patent Act

  • 2021 fee: $204.00
Reissue fee

Fee for filing an application to reissue a patent

  • 2021 fee: $1632.00
Disclaimer fee

Fee for making a disclaimer to a patent

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
Re-examination fee

Fee for re-examination of one or more claims of a patent

Small entity fee

  • 2021 fee: $1020.00

Standard fee

  • 2021 fee: $2040.00
Fee for presenting an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act

For the first patent or certificate of supplementary protection to which the application relates

  • 2021 fee: $2550.00

For each additional patent or certificate to which the application relates

  • 2021 fee: $255.00
Fee to advertise an application

Fee to advertise an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

  • 2021 fee: $204.00
Registration of a document

Fee for requesting the registration of a document relating to a patent or an application for a patent, for each patent or application for a patent to which the document relates.

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
Recording of a change of name

Fee for requesting the recording of a change of name, for each patent or application for a patent to which the change of name relates

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
Recording of a transfer

Fee for requesting that a transfer be recorded under section 49 of the Patent Act, for each patent or application for a patent to which the transfer relates

  • 2021 fee: $100.00
Fees in respect of information or copies

Fees for requesting a certified copy in paper

For each certification

  • 2021 fee: $35.00

For each page

  • 2021 fee: $1.00

Fees for requesting a certified copy in electronic form (service not available yet)

For each certification

  • 2021 fee: $35.00

For each patent or application to which the request relates

  • 2021 fee: $10.00

Fee for requesting a non-certified copy in paper form, for each page

If the person requesting makes the copy using Patent Office equipment

  • 2021 fee: $0.50

If the Patent Office makes the copy

  • 2021 fee: $1.00

Fees for requesting a non-certified copy in electronic form

For each request

  • 2021 fee: $10.00

For each patent or application for a patent to which the request relates

  • 2021 fee: $10.00

If the copy is requested on more than one physical medium, for each additional physical medium requested

  • 2021 fee: $10.00

Fee for requesting that the Patent Office provide information concerning the status of a patent or an application for a patent, for each patent or application for a patent

  • 2021 fee: $15.00