What is a licence?
A licence allows someone else to use a work for certain purposes and under certain conditions. The copyright owner still retains ownership.
To register a licence, a copy of the original agreement or a photocopy of it, along with the prescribed fee per work affected by the licence (named by title, or if available by registration number) must be filed with the Copyright Office. Requests may be submitted online using the form for the registration of assignments or grants of interest. For more information please go to Filing a grant of Interest. Payments for online requests can be made using a credit card (Amex, Mastercard or Visa) or through a CIPO deposit account if one has been set up.
Requests may also be sent by fax to (819) 953-2476 with a credit card number and a signed authorization, or by mail with a cheque or a money order payable to the Receiver General for Canada to the following address:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0C9
When sending payments by mail or facsimile, please use the Fee Payment Form. The Office will retain a copy of the documentation and return the original documentation along with the certificate of registration.