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Adjustment of Trademarks Fees – Be Prepared

Published: 07 September 2023

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be increasing most of its official fees by approximately 25% on January 1, 2024. Proper preparation is therefore recommended.

In particular, the fee for filing an application to register a trademark, currently Can$347 for the first class of goods and services and Can$105 for each additional class of good or services, will increase to Can$458 for the first class and Can$139 for each additional class.

Renewal fees will also rise from Can$421 to Can$555 for first class and Can$131 to Can$173 for each additional class in 2024.

In view of the impending fee increase, we strongly recommend that, if you wish to register new trademarks, you do so before the end of 2023.

This is even more advisable if your trademark covers many goods and services in several different classes. It may also be worthwhile to renew eligible trademark registrations before the end of the year.

Do you have questions? We have answers.

Our trademark team would be pleased to answer your questions and review your trademark portfolio with you to ensure you take full advantage of the reduced fees window between now and the beginning of 2024.

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As the partner in charge of BCF’s Trademark group, Johanne Auger supports businesses of all sizes in developing and supervising national and international trademark portfolios. Her global vision of issues, her excellent listening skills and her personalized approach help her develop protection strategies tailored to the realities and needs of each client, whether in Quebec, Canada or worldwide. With more than 25 years of experience in trademark protection, intellectual property management and litigation, Johanne advises start-ups, SMEs and large companies operating in the technology, agri-food, pharmaceutical, tourism, cultural, finance, manufacturing, textiles and retail industries. She also leads BCF's Internet group, which offers businesses strategic legal advice regarding their online presence. An excellent communicator eager to share her knowledge, Johanne regularly gives trademark lectures to various organizations in Europe, Asia and North and South America. She provides customized training to senior management and marketing teams from several companies. She has also been the Director of the intellectual property courses offered by McGill University and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and has served on the Institute’s board of directors. Concerned with better representation of women in the workplace, she co-directs BCF’s Parity and Inclusion Committee. Johanne Auger will be attending the UNIFAB conference in Paris, FR, March 21st to March 22nd, 2024.  Johanne Auger will be attending the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, May 18th to May 22nd, 2024. 

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