Scoring, Results and Re-Correction

Scoring

Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination

To pass the examination, a candidate must obtain at least 65% of the marks for each part of the exam. Part B of the examination will generally not be marked unless the candidate obtains at least 65% on Part A.

Marks will be awarded for an answer (or a part of an answer) that provides the most precise reference possible when asked to cite the relevant provision(s) of the Trademarks Act or Trademarks Regulations (i.e. section, subsection and/or paragraph).

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 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.

If candidates rewrite a paper on which they scored at least 60 marks (60%) in a previous year, will keep the marks of the most recent paper.

For example:

  • 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. However, a candidate would retain their scores of 62 and 77 for the subsequent years.
  • 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. However, a candidate would retain the score of 67 for the subsequent years.
  • A candidate with a score of 75 on a paper in 2016 decides to rewrite the same paper in 2017 and obtains 67. The score of 67 will then be retained as it is the most recent.

Results & Re-Correction

Information related to results and re-correction will be posted as soon as it is available.