Fee form

To protect your financial information, we recommend that you download, complete and print the Fee form for all payments you make to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) by fax, mail or in person.

Fee form (PDF: 160 KB; 8 pages)

To download the Fee form PDF:

  • Right-click on the link above and select Save link as or Save target as.
  • Save the PDF to your computer before filling it out.

For online payments, see the e-services and e-payment section.

Before you finish the form, please read this information:

Notes

How to complete the form

Before you begin: Select a transaction to activate the fillable fields.

Section 1: Enter your contact information

Enter the contact information related to the financial information you will provide in section 2. Note that some legislation restricts who can correspond with CIPO. Therefore, the name of the company/firm (if relevant) should be clearly mentioned. See applicable legislation for further information.

Section 2: "Make a payment"/"Request a refund"/"Replenish a deposit account"/"Close a CIPO deposit account"

Make a payment

  • Fee type: Select a fee type using the drop-down menu.
  • Service type: Select a service type, then select the services you wish to pay by clicking the corresponding check boxes.
  • Application/Registration/Patent number:
    • If your payment is for an application, enter the application number.
    • If your intellectual property (IP) is already registered, enter the registration number.
    • If your payment is for a previously issued patent, enter the patent number.
  • Client reference number: This field is for your convenience to enter your firm/company's internal client reference number. If provided, add the client reference number on all covering correspondence.
  • Correspondence provided: Select this check box when submitting supporting documents.
  • Listing attached: If you are sending a large package of information, please provide a document list and select the listing attached check box.
  • Method of payment: Select the method of payment and supply the related financial information.
    • CIPO deposit account number: Enter your CIPO deposit account number in full or replace the deposit account number's multiple zeros with a dash. Example: 6-101 to represent 600000101.
    • Cheque/Money order: Enter the cheque or money order serial/reference number in the reference number field. Note: Postdated cheques are not accepted.
    • Credit card: Enter all necessary credit card information, including the payment amount to be charged to your credit card. CIPO cannot process credit card payments without all the required information (such as credit card number, name of cardholder, expiry date and CVV). For Mastercard or VISA, the CVV is the 3-digit number located on the back of the card, while American Express cards have a 4-digit number on the front of the card.
    • Wire transfer: Enter the bank transaction number.
    • Amount paid: Consult CIPO's fees. Enter the amount being paid in Canadian dollars.

Request a refund

  • Fee type: Select the fee type for which you are seeking a refund, using the drop-down menu.
  • Application/Registration/Patent number:
    • If your refund is for an application, enter the application number.
    • If your refund is for intellectual property (IP) that is already registered, enter the registration number.
    • If your refund is for a previously issued patent, enter the patent number.
  • Client reference number: This field is for your convenience to enter your firm/company's internal client reference number. If provided, add the client reference number on all covering correspondence.
  • Correspondence provided: Select this check box when submitting supporting documents. Covering correspondence must be submitted with a refund request.
  • Refund amount: Enter the refund amount. Refunds will be credited in the original form of payment.

Replenish a CIPO deposit account

  • CIPO deposit account number: Enter your CIPO deposit account number in full or replace the deposit account number's multiple zeros with a dash. Example: 6-101 to represent 600000101.
  • Method of payment: Select cheque/money order or wire transfer. Enter the cheque/money order reference number or enter the wire transfer bank transaction number. Credit cards cannot be accepted to replenish a CIPO deposit account.
  • Amount to deposit: Enter the amount you wish to add to your deposit account in Canadian dollars.

Close a CIPO deposit account

  • CIPO deposit account number: Enter your CIPO deposit account number in full or replace the deposit account number's multiple zeros with a dash. Example: 6-101 to represent 600000101.
  • The closure of a CIPO deposit account must be made on company letterhead to be accepted.

Alternate method of payment

Enter the alternate method of payment (optional - see note). Enter the amount being paid in Canadian dollars.

  • CIPO deposit account number: Enter your CIPO deposit account number in full or replace the deposit account number's multiple zeros with a dash. Example: 6-101 to represent 600000101.
  • Credit card: Enter all necessary credit card information, including the payment amount to be charged to your credit card. CIPO cannot process credit card payments without all the required information (such as credit card number, name of cardholder, expiry date and CVV). For Mastercard or VISA, the CVV is the 3-digit number located on the back of the card, while American Express cards have a 4-digit number on the front of the card.

Note: Entering an alternate method of payment is optional and provided at the client's discretion. It is the client's responsibility to ensure that sufficient funds are available to cover all fee payments. If the funds are insufficient, the payment may not be processed. If funds are insufficient, and an alternate method of payment has been provided, CIPO will withdraw the funds from the alternate method of payment. For more information on CIPO's fees, please refer to the current Tariff of Fees. For questions or to request a paper copy of the Tariff of Fees by mail, contact the Client Service Centre at 1-866-997-1936.

Should you wish to comment on how CIPO could improve this form, please send your feedback to the Client Service Centre.