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The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is committed to providing quality services. Reach our Client Service Centre (CSC) for answers to your general enquiries or to get in touch with a business development officer to help you get started on your intellectual property (IP) strategy.

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IP can appear to be a complex subject. That is why we offer specialized resources to provide you with IP information, guide you through the application process or advise you on how to get started with your own IP strategy.

Client Service Centre

The CSC is here to help you demystify the IP process. For general information or to obtain guidance when conducting searches, contact us through the various communication channels at your disposal.

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Intellectual Property Advisors

IP advisors act as a source of information about IP for small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, post-secondary institutions and government stakeholders. Find us at events across Canada or book an appointment to better understand the value of IP and/or to discuss your IP strategy.

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Reach our offices

Our main office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).

Mail

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria Street, room C-114
Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9

Courier

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria Street, room C-114
Gatineau, QC J8X 3X1

Toll-free from anywhere in Canada and the United States (CSC)
1-866-997-1936

International calls only
819-934-0544

TTY
(We cannot receive voice calls on this line.)
1-866-442-2476

Fax
819-953-CIPO (2476)
819-953-OPIC (6742)

Media relations

For media enquiries, please direct your questions to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Media Relations team.

Alternate locations for correspondence

Designated establishments are locations where you can deliver (in-person only) correspondence addressed to the Commissioner of Patents, the Registrar of Trademarks, the Copyright Office or the Registrar of Topographies.

List of designated establishments

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street, room S-143
Ottawa ON K1A 0H5
Tel.: 343-291-3436

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Sun Life Building
1155 Metcalfe Street, room 950
Montreal QC H3B 2V6
Tel.: 514-496-1797
Toll-free: 1-888-237-3037

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
151 Yonge Street, 4th floor
Toronto ON M5C 2W7
Tel.: 416-973-5000

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, suite 725
Edmonton AB T5J 4C3
Tel.: 780-495-4782
Toll-free: 1-800-461-2646

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Library Square
300 West Georgia Street, suite 2000
Vancouver BC V6B 6E1
Tel.: 604-666-5000

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) Monday to Friday

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