Can the Patent Office conduct searches for clients?
Please note that we cannot conduct searches on your behalf.
You can perform a search on the Canadian Patents Database. You can consult the links under the "Help" heading for assistance on searching the database.
Keep in mind that unless Special Order Examination has been requested, all Canadian applications remain secret for a period of 18 months before they are published in the CPD on our website.
Furthermore, it is also recommended to search the international patent databases listed below to ensure that your invention is truly new.