GOVERNMENT FEE INCREASES – January 1, 2024
It has been nearly 20 years since the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) substantially changed government fees. As all things become due with time, the government has initiated a plan to increase fees by approximately 25% effective January 1, 2024. The exact amount of the fee will vary based on entity size (for patents) and initial base fee prior to increase. CIPO’s website contains a complete listing of fee increases here.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Consider performing any fee-related actions prior to the new rules in order to save expenses before January 1, 2024. This applies to Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyright.