How is the application examined?
An examiner will review your title, description and drawings or photographs to make sure they comply with the Industrial Design Act and Industrial Design Regulations. The examiner will review the search results to assess the originality of your design and to determine whether the design has been published for more than one year.
Following this assessment, the examiner will either allow (approve) the application or issue a report (which will be mailed to you). The report will set out the objections to registration and tell you what information or amendments (changes) are required. For further information on objections, please refer to the document entitled "Common Objections" on the Industrial Design section of the CIPO website.