Scoring Policies for 2023
Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination
To pass the 2023 examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the marks for each part of the exam.
Candidates who are not successful with both Parts A and B in 2022 and 2023 will be required to start the new qualifying examination process in 2024. There will be NO carry forward of incomplete examination results once the new exam process starts in 2024.
Why will incomplete exam results not carry forward into 2024 when the new exam process starts?
Both qualifying examinations (for trademark agents and patent agents) are being redesigned for implementation in 2024. They will be based on updated blueprints that do not map to the current exam regime. Therefore, carry forward of any exam components will not be permitted once the new exam regime is in place.
Patent Agent Qualifying Examination
Candidates must obtain at least 50 marks (50%) on each paper and have a total of 240 marks on the 4 papers written in 2022, 2021 or previously under CIPO’s exam regime. 100 marks are available for each paper. Candidates may write 1 or more papers. Marks from a previous paper, on which a grade of 60 marks (60%) or more was achieved, may carry that mark forward to this year.
- A candidate writing all four papers in a single year, with marks of: 58, 52, 77 and 54, for a total of 241, would receive an overall pass.
- A candidate writing all four papers in a single year, with marks of: 48, 62, 77 and 54, for a total of 241, would not pass because the score of one paper is less than 50.
- A candidate writing all four papers in a single year, with marks of: 50, 54, 67 and 52, for a total of 223, would not pass.
- Candidates who are not successful with all four Papers in 2023 will be required to start the new qualifying examination process in 2024. There will be NO carry forward of incomplete examination results once the new exam process starts in 2024.
Results & Re-Correction
The fee to request a failed examination re-correction is $200.00 plus applicable taxes.
Tentative Dates for 2023 Results Release:
|Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination||Patent Agent Qualifying Examination|
|Results Release||December 1, 2023||January 2, 2024|
|Material Request Deadline||December 15, 2023||January 15, 2024|
|Materials Provided to Candidates||January 5, 2024||January 16, 2024|
|Re-Correction Request Deadline||January 19, 2024||January 29, 2024|
|Re-Correction Results Release||February 9, 2024||February 20, 2024|
|Registration Deadline for the 2024 Knowledge Exams for those who were unsuccessful with the legacy exams*||February 16, 2024||March 1, 2024|
*Please review the other exam-information and preparation pages for additional on the 2024 examinations.