Filing a Trade-Mark Application
(Form for individual applicant)
Preparing your Application
You should read the Guide to Trade-marks and the document Trade-mark Application Process prior to completing the form. As you complete the form, there are various links which provide additional information to assist you. Preparing and following through on a trade-mark application can be a complex task, particularly if a third party challenges your right to the mark. You may file on your own, but it is highly recommended that you hire a trade-mark agent. An experienced, competent trade-mark agent who is well-briefed will help you prepare applications properly and conduct adequate research. The use of an agent is strongly recommended, if you intend to register marks in other countries. We maintain a list of trade-mark agents for your assistance.
For questions related to CIPO's applications, or to obtain a user guide, please contact the Client Service Centre.
An application must contain:
- the name and address of the applicant
- a drawing of the trade-mark, unless the trade-mark consists solely of a word or words
- the wares(products) or services in association with which the trade-mark is proposed to be used, or has been used
- either a statement indicating intention to use a certain trade-mark and how that use will occur or the date of first use of the trade-mark in Canada, whichever is applicable, and
- the application fee
The filing date of an application for the registration of a trade-mark is the date on which the application setting out the information listed above is delivered to the Registrar. You may choose to have the acknowledgement notice sent by e-mail. However, all further correspondence pertaining to this application will be by regular mail and if a trade-mark agent submits the application for you, the Trade-marks Office will correspond only with the Agent. You may, however, change or revoke your agent at any time.
Username and password for Secure Server
New clients must create a username and password prior to accessing these online forms by first signing in to the Industry Canada secure server.
Payments may be made by credit card only. The prescribed application filing fee is
If submitted on-line - $250
In any other case - $300
System Requirements and Information
You should review our system requirements and information summary to ensure you have the required software.
- For assistance with your username and password, contact the Industry Canada Help Desk
- For questions related to CIPO's applications, or to obtain a user guide, please contact the Client Service Centre.
- To report a technical problem, please complete the Technical Problem Report form.