Fees

Agent Registration (Class 1 Licensee) Applications and Annual Fees

The fee for individuals applying for registration as a Patent Agent or Trademark Agent upon completing the registration requirements is $250.00 plus applicable taxes.  

The 2021 fee for Patent Agents or Trademark Agents who were previously registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office to register with the College is $700.00 plus applicable taxes. Annual fees in subsequent years will be $1,000.00 plus applicable taxes.To pay fees, please sign-in through the agent portal.

The 2021 fee for individuals who were previously registered with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office as both a Patent Agent and Trademark Agent is $1,050.00 plus applicable taxes. Annual fees in subsequent years will be $1,500.00 plus applicable taxes.

The following user guides have been developed to assist in activating the Agent Portal and in renewing a license on the Agent Portal:

How to Activate the CPATA Agent Portal

How to Renew a Licence on the Agent Portal

Change of Licence (Class 2 Licensee) Applications and Annual Fees

The fee for registered Patent Agents or Trademark Agents (Class 1 Licensees) to apply to the Registrar to change their licence class to inactive (Class 2) is $150.00 plus applicable taxes.

The annual fee for individuals to maintain registration as an inactive Patent Agent or Trademark Agent is $100.00 plus applicable taxes.

Reinstatement Applications

The fee for inactive Patent Agents or Trademark Agents (Class 2 Licensees) to apply to the Registrar to be reinstated as an active Patent Agent or Trademark Agent (Class 1 Licensee) is $150.00 plus applicable taxes.

The fee to apply to the Registrar for reinstatement of a suspended licence is $150.00 plus applicable taxes.

Applications to Surrender a Licence

The fee to apply to the Registrar to surrender a licence is $250.00 plus applicable taxes.

Applications for a CEO/Registrar Certificate:

The fee for individuals to apply for a CEO/Registrar Certificate is $75.00 plus applicable taxes.
CEO/Registrar Certificate of Standing Application Form

Agent in Training (Class 3 Licensee) Registration Applications and Annual Fees:

A fee will not be required for individuals who previously completed the 24-month training requirement and who are registering as an Agent in Training for the purposes of attempting the Qualifying Examinations.

The fee for individuals who have not started the 24-month training requirement but have made arrangements to complete their training under the supervision of a licensed agent (“Training Supervisor”), or who are in progress with the 24-month training requirement, is $250.00 plus applicable taxes. There is no fee for the Class 3 application process in 2021.
The annual fee for individuals to maintain registration as an Agent in Training (Class 3 Licensee) is $150.00 plus applicable taxes.

The annual fee for individuals to maintain registration as an Agent in Training (Class 3 Licensee) for longer than 24 months is $200.00 plus applicable taxes.

Qualifying Examinations:

The fee to register for each part or paper of either the Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination or Patent Agent Qualifying Examination is $200.00 plus applicable taxes.

The fee to request a remarking of an examination is $200.00 plus applicable taxes.