Patent fees

Different fees must be paid during the patent application process, and after a patent is granted. The amount of those fees is shown in the lists below.

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Annual fee adjustment

fee adjustment: On , the fees for the services outlined below will increase by 3.4%, in accordance with the Service Fees Act. Note that not all fees are subject to the annual adjustment.

Fees subject to annual adjustment
  • Fee for applying for extension of time

Fees respecting applications subject to annual adjustment

  • Application Fee;
  • All maintenance fees that are over $150.00;
  • Advanced examination fee;
  • Reinstatement fee;

Fees in respect of international subject to annual adjustment

  • Transmittal fee
  • Search fee
  • Additional fee for search
  • Preliminary examination fee
  • Additional fee for examination
  • Basic national fee
  • Fee for reinstatement of rights

Fees in respect of patents subject to annual adjustment

  • Fee for requesting correction of an error
  • All maintenance fees that are over $150.00
  • Fee for requesting reversal of deemed expiry of a patent
  • Reissue fee
  • Re-examination fee
  • Fee for presenting an application under section 65 or 127 of the Patent Act
  • Fee to advertise an application

As a result of this fee adjustment, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees in Schedule 2 of the Patent Rules may not be up-to-date.

Fee adjustments – what fee do I pay?

For fees subject to an annual adjustment, the fee amount you must pay depends on the date which the fee is received by the CommissionerFootnote 1, not the date which the service was originally requested, nor the prescribed date to pay the fee.

How to determine what fee to pay

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 a patent application but your filing date is not granted because you failed to pay a prescribed fee, the amount you need to pay will depend on the date which the Commissioner receives payment of your entire prescribed fee.

Similarly, the amount due for a maintenance fee depends on the date which your payment is received, not the prescribed date to pay the fee. This applies whether the fee is paid early, during the late fee period, or during the reinstatement period.

fee changes

As a result of amendments to the Patent Rules (SOR/2022-120) that come into effect on , certain fees have been modified or added.

List of fees that were modified or added
  • Fee for examination of an application for patent
    • The basic fee (except for the small entity fee applicable when the application has been subject of an international search by the Commissioner) has been modified
    • A fee for each claim in excess of 20 included in the application on the day that examination is requested has been added
  • A fee for continued examination of an application has been added
  • A fee for requesting withdrawal of an application from allowance and returning to examination has been removed
  • Final fee
    • The basic fee has been modified
    • The excess page fee has been modified
    • A fee for each claim in excess of 20 that has not been paid when examination was requested has been added

List of fees for patents

Below are the up-to-date fee amounts. All amounts are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Note: all fee amounts for next year are subject to change.

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

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

Fees respecting applications

Application fee

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $407.18
  • 2023 fee: $421.02
Late fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $150.00
  • 2023 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

  • 2022 fee: $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 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

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

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

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

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $125.00
  • 2023 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $254.49
  • 2023 fee: $263.14

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

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $229.04
  • 2023 fee: $236.83

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $458.08
  • 2023 fee: $473.65
Request for examination fee

Fee for examination of an application for a patent

Basic Fee

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

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

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee
    • if received before : $203.59
    • if received on or after : $204.00
  • 2023 fee: $204.00

In any other case:

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee
    • if received before : $407.18
    • if received on or after : $408.00
  • 2023 fee: $408.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee
    • if received before : $814.37
    • if received on or after : $816.00
  • 2023 fee: $816.00

Fee or each claim in excess of 20 that is included in the application

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00
Advanced examination fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $508.98
  • 2023 fee: $526.29
Fee for continued examination of an application

Fee for continued examination of an application

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $408.00
  • 2023 fee: $408.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $816.00
  • 2023 fee: $816.00
Final fee

Basic Fee

Small entity Fee

  • 2022 fee:
    • if received before : $152.69
    • if received on or after : $153.00
  • 2023 fee: $153.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee
    • if received before : $305.39
    • if received on or after : $306.00
  • 2023 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

  • 2022 fee
    • if received before : $6.11
    • if received on or after : $6.12
  • 2023 fee: $6.12

Fee for each claim in excess of 20 included in the application in respect of which the fee set out in paragraph 10(b) of the Patent Rules was not paid

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee (applicable starting ): $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00
Reinstatement fee

Fee for reinstatement of an application deemed to be abandoned, in respect of each failure to take action

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

Fees in respect of international applications

In respect of international applications during the international phase, some fees are payable to CIPO for its own benefit and some fees are collected by CIPO for the benefit of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Transmittal fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $305.39
  • 2023 fee: $315.77
International filing fee

International filing fee

International filing Fee Rule referred to in Rule 15.1 of the Regulations under the PCT

For the calculation of the fee (including the base fee, the additional fee for excess sheets and reductions for electronic filing), please refer to Annex C CA of the PCT Applicant's Guide (PDF).

Search fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $1628.74
  • 2023 fee: $1684.12
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

  • 2022 fee: $1628.74
  • 2023 fee: $1684.12
Fee for Late Payment of the International Filing Fee, the Transmittal fee, or the Search Fee

Fee for Late Payment of the International Filing Fee, the Transmittal fee, or the Search Fee

Fee for late payment of fees referred to in Rule 16bis.1 of the Regulations under the PCT.

For the calculation of the fee, please refer to Rule 16bis.2 of the Regulations under the PCT.

Preliminary examination fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $814.37
  • 2023 fee: $842.06
Handling Fee

Handling Fee

Handling fee referred to in Rule 57.1 of the Regulations Under the PCT

For the current fee, please refer to Annex E CA of the Applicant's Guide (PDF)

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

  • 2022 fee: $814.37
  • 2023 fee: $842.06
Fee for Late Payment of the Handling Fee or the Preliminary Examination

Fee for Late Payment of the Handling Fee or the Preliminary Examination

Fee for late payment of fees referred to in Rule 58bis.1 of the Regulations under the PCT.

For the calculation of the fee, please refer to Rule 58bis.2 of the Regulations under the PCT.

Basic national fee

Fee for entering national phase in Canada

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $407.18
  • 2023 fee: $421.02
Fee for reinstatement of rights

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

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51
Late Fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $150.00
  • 2023 fee: $150.00

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

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51
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

  • 2022 fee: $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 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

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

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

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

  • 2022 fee: $125.00
  • 2023 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $254.49
  • 2023 fee: $263.14

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

  • 2022 fee: $229.04
  • 2023 fee: $236.83

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $458.08
  • 2023 fee: $473.65

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

  • 2022 fee: $50.00
  • 2023 fee: $50.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 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

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

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51

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

  • 2022 fee: $125.00
  • 2023 fee: $125.00

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $254.49
  • 2023 fee: $263.14

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

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $229.04
  • 2023 fee: $236.83

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $458.08
  • 2023 fee: $473.65
Late fee

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

  • 2022 fee: $150.00
  • 2023 fee: $150.00
Fee for requesting reversal of deemed expiry of a patent

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

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51
Reissue fee

Fee for filing an application to reissue a patent

  • 2022 fee: $1628.74
  • 2023 fee: $1684.12
Disclaimer fee

Fee for making a disclaimer to a patent

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00
Re-examination fee

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

Small entity fee

  • 2022 fee: $1017.96
  • 2023 fee: $1052.57

Standard fee

  • 2022 fee: $2035.92
  • 2023 fee: $2105.14
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

  • 2022 fee: $2544.90
  • 2023 fee: $2631.43

For each additional patent or certificate to which the application relates

  • 2022 fee: $254.49
  • 2023 fee: $263.14
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

  • 2022 fee: $203.59
  • 2023 fee: $210.51
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.

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 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

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 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

  • 2022 fee: $100.00
  • 2023 fee: $100.00
Fees in respect of information or copies

Fees for requesting a certified copy in paper

For each certification

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

For each page

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

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

For each certification

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

For each patent or application to which the request relates

  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 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

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

If the Patent Office makes the copy

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

Fees for requesting a non-certified copy in electronic form

For each request

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

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

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

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

  • 2022 fee: $10.00
  • 2023 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

  • 2022 fee: $15.00
  • 2023 fee: $15.00

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