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.
  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.