Beginning January 1, 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will implement the first substantial increases to its service fees since 2004. Many fees will increase by 25% of more, though some “low materiality fees” will remain capped at $150. Meanwhile, an increase to the employee cap for “small entity” status will increase the number of organizations eligible to pay reduced small-entity fees.

To read more about these changes, follow this link to our IP Monitor publication.