How to Become a Registered Trade-mark Agent

To become a registered trade-mark agent you must qualify by examination, which is held annually in October. Those interested in the examination must apply by the deadline published in the Trade-mark Agent Examination Notice.

Any person wishing to sit for the qualifying examination must meet the qualifications set out in Rule 18 of the Trade-marks Regulations.

Rule 21 of the Trade-marks Regulations explains how to have your name entered on the list of trade-mark agents.

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:

Registrar of Trade-marks
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 Trade-mark Agent examination process, please consult the Candidate guide to writing the Canadian Trade-Mark Examination.

Previous Exams

Please contact the Data and Document Dissemination Section if you would like to request an exam and marking guide prior to 2010.


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Information about tutorials for the examination, please contact the following institution:

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
60 Queen Street, Suite 606
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Y7
Tel. 613-234-0516
Facsimile: 613-234-0671
Web site: