Deposit account

Open a deposit account

To open a CIPO deposit account:

  1. Fill out the deposit account form.
  2. Send the form by email to our Incoming Correspondence Unit.

Replenish a deposit account

You can add funds to your CIPO deposit account via debit card, cheque/money order or wire transfer using the Fee form.

You can also replenish your deposit account using your bank's bill payment service.

Note: Postdated cheques are not accepted.

Online banking instructions

To transfer funds online from your Canadian bank to your CIPO deposit account, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have a My Canada Business Account (formerly known as My ISED Account).
  2. Email our Incoming Correspondence Unit to link your CIPO username to your CIPO deposit account. Your request must include your name and/or firm's name, CIPO deposit account number and CIPO username.
    • Don’t know your CIPO username? Log in to any CIPO online service. Your CIPO username will be shown at the top of the page where it says "Signed in as [username]."
  3. Log in to your online banking account and add CIPO as a recipient in the bill payment section. Please note CIPO might appear as Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada or a similar name.
  4. Use the 10-digit number available on your online statement.
  5. Transfer an amount of money.

Note: It can take from 1 to 3 business days for CIPO to receive the funds.

Close a deposit account

When requesting the closure of your CIPO deposit account, the request must be made on company letterhead to be accepted.

To close a deposit account, choose one of the following options:

  1. Complete the Fee form and remit by fax, mail, in person or email to CIPO Accounts Receivable.
  2. Complete the close a deposit account form and remit by fax, mail, in person or email to CIPO Accounts Receivable.
  3. Send an email to CIPO Accounts Receivable.