CPATA’s offices will be closed December 25 to January 1 inclusively for the holidays.

Please note that CPATA’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day

Maintaining Registration

Maintaining Registration for 2024

Between May 1 and July 2, foreign practitioners must log in to the Licensee Portal to complete the online process for maintaining their name in CPATA’s Public Register.  CPATA transitioned to a new Licensee Portal in February. Foreign practitioners who have not done so already, must activate their account in the new Portal.  Further details will be sent by e-mail when the online process opens.  

Foreign Practitioner Continued Inclusion in the Public Register – Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Click on Registration  Continued Inclusion in the Public Register  

  1. Review your personal information on this page and make any necessary edits by selecting “Edit Profile/Login Information”. If everything is correct, click on “Next” at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Answer the eligibility declarations.

  1. Under Required Documentation, upload proof from the relevant authority confirming your authorization to act as a patent agent and/or trademark agent in that country.

If you have requested the required documentation but have not received it yet, please select ‘yes’ for section 3.2. When you receive the required documentation, e-mail it to

Please have the documentation ready when beginning the online process. CPATA recommends reaching out to the relevant authority as soon as possible to procure the required documentation, as it may take other regulatory organizations a few weeks to issue these documents. 

  1. Confirm the fee amount and click Next.


  1. Review the information and click Next.

  1. Fill out the credit card information and click Pay Now.

  1. Once you have made the payment, you will receive an email confirming your submission has been received. Within one week of your submission, CPATA will review your declarations and proof of authorization to act as a patent agent or a trademark agent in another country. If there are any questions or concerns about your submission, we will contact you via email. CPATA will not review your submission until the proof of authorization has been received.