How to Become a Registered Trademark Agent

To become a registered trademark agent you must qualify by examination, which is held at least once a year. Those interested in the examination must apply by the deadline published on the web site of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

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 trademark 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 Trademarks
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 Trademark Agent examination process, please consult the Candidate guide to writing the Canadian Trademark 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. Please note that on requesting a copy in paper form of a document, the fee is $1.00 plus GST for each page.



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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: