Section 45 Proceedings
Cost of a section 45 proceeding
In order to commence a section 45 proceeding, a prescribed filing fee. A fee is also payable for an extension of time request (fees). Those are the only amounts payable to the Registrar. However, a party defending a section 45 proceeding will spend time and money preparing evidence in the form of affidavits or statutory declarations and both parties may spend time and money preparing written representations or participating in an oral hearing. Please note that there is no ability for the winning party to have any of its costs paid by the other side.
Payment of prescribed fees
Please contact the Client Service Centre for currently acceptable means of payment.
Please also see fees and the Practice Notice entitled Fee Payment Practice of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.