2024 Licence Renewal
In early winter 2024, licence renewal will open for all licensees (Class 1, 2, 3 or 4).
An e-mail with full instructions for renewal will be sent to licensees and firm representatives when the renewal process opens. Licences will remain active until the indicated renewal deadline.
Licensees should be sure to log in to the Licensee Portal to make sure their e-mail address is up-to-date, as communications from CPATA are sent electronically.
Class 3 Renewal
Previously, Class 3 agents-in-training renewed their licence on the anniversary of their registration. As per CPATA’s new By-laws, Class 3 licensees must now renew their licences along with the rest of CPATA’s licensees.
CPATA’s Licence Classes Starting May 1, 2023
Class 1 licensees have full practice rights, including presenting and prosecuting before CIPO.
Class 2 licensees have restricted practise rights. This means that they can do everything that a Class 1 agent can do with the exception of presenting and prosecuting before CIPO.
Class 3 licensees are agents-in-training: an agent who is currently in training under the supervision of an approved Class 1 or Class 2 agent, or a representative of CIPO. These licensees are permitted to appear before and communicate with CIPO with the guidance of their approved Training Supervisor.
Class 4 licensees are considered “inactive” or “non-practising”, whether temporarily or permanently, and are not permitted to practise the competencies identified in the Technical Competency Profiles for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents as agents or hold themselves out as an active, practising agent.
Annual fee amounts for 2024 are:
Class 1 active patent agent OR
Class 1 active trademark agent
Class 1 active patent AND trademark agent (dual licence)
*NEW CONDITIONS* Class 2 restricted patent agent OR
*NEW CONDITIONS* Class 2 restricted patent AND trademark agent (dual licence)
Class 3 agent-in-training, first and second years
Class 3 agent-in-training, third and subsequent years
*NEW* Class 4 inactive patent agent OR trademark agent
Changing Licence Class
Licensees can apply to change licence class by filling in an application form.
If you have any questions, please contact us.