Maintenance Fees payment system update
Improvements have been made to the online Electronic Payment of Patent Maintenance Fees system.
As of March 19, 2012, clients will be able to:
- Pay the maintenance fees on more than 2 000 applications / patents in one transaction.
- Obtain a detailed report on discrepancies outlining where the amount paid by the client differs from the amount due to CIPO.
- The maximum payment amount for maintenance fee transactions made by credit card is $99,999.00 and is unlimited when using CIPO's deposit account.
- Hours of operation for this e-service are: Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., EST; and Saturday noon to 5:00 p.m., EST
E-services are secure, fast, and easy—for more information, contact the Client Service Centre.