Can a company record a change of name in the Register of Copyrights?
Yes, a company can record a change of name in the Register of Copyrights. There is no prescribed form for requesting a change of name. The request must be made in writing and should include the copyright registration number(s) affected by the change, the old and new company names, a copy of the original change of name document and the prescribed fee per work affected by the change.
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 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.