Industrial Design Office Practices (Page 4 of 17)
4. Request for accelerated examination
Industrial Design applications are generally examined in the order according to the filing date of the application. The applicant may, however, request accelerated examination to advance the application out of its routine order.
In order to accelerate examination of an industrial design application, the Office requires a written request and payment of the fee under Item 12 of the Tariff of Fees.
If these requirements are met, the application will be processed and examined on an expedited basis. It is important to note that if the application is in compliance with formal requirements it will move more quickly through the process. Applicants are also reminded that an application can be registered no earlier than six months after the Canadian filing date due to priority obligations under the Paris Convention.