How to Become a Registered Patent Agent

To become a registered patent agent you must qualify by examination, which is held annually in April. Those interested in the examination must apply by the deadline published in the Patent Agent Examination Notice.

The application and prescribed examination fee along with the CIPO Fee Payment Form should be sent either by fax to 819-953-CIPO (2476) or addressed to the:

Commissioner of Patents
Place du Portage l
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0C9

Please note that we accept applications sent by either fax or mail. We will not accept applications received by email.

For more information on the Patent Agent Exam process, please consult the candidate guide to writing the Patent Agent Exam.

Patent Agent Exam 2011 to 2013

To receive electronic pdf versions of the 2011 to 2013 Patent Agent exams and marking guide, please contact CIPO's Client Service Centre by phone at: 1-866-997-1936, or by email at: cipo.contact@ic.gc.ca.

Please note that on requesting a copy in paper form of a document, the fee is $1.00 plus GST for each page.

Previous Exams

Report on Previous Examination

Information

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Information on tutorials may be obtained from the:

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
60 Queen Street, Suite 606
Ottawa ON K1P 5Y7
Tel.: 613-234-0516