Filing an Assignment, Licence or Other Documents

An assignment

An "assignment" consists of selling all or part of your rights in the design permanently to another party. This party or "assignee" assumes your ownership rights to make, use, import, rent or sell products incorporating the registered design and to authorize others to do so.

Assignments may be recorded against pending or registered designs.

A licence

When you license your design, you allow someone else to use it in accordance with the particular terms and conditions set out in the licence agreement as negotiated by the parties involved. In this case, you retain ownership and you can, in some instances, license more than one party.

Assignments, licences and other agreements affecting an industrial design can be recorded in the Industrial Design Office on payment of the prescribed fee and the submission of a copy of the document affecting the agreement, or an affidavit providing evidence establishing the rightful assignee/licensee.

Payment of fees

Payments may be made by credit card or by deposit account.

Fee (CAN$)

Examining an application to register an assignment, or any other document affecting a design, and issuing a certificate of registration: item 4 of the Tariff of Fees.