Patent Agent Exam

The deadline for applying for the Canadian Patent Agent Exam is November 30, 2012. This is likely the last year for the patent agent exam under the current rules before new regulations applicable to the patent and trade-mark agent exams come into force.

The following announcement was made in the Canadian Patent Office Record:

Under the provisions of subsection 14(2) of the Patent Rules, notice is hereby given that the 2013 examination will be held on April 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2013. A person who proposes to sit for the examination must notify the Commissioner of Patents in writing, file an affidavit or statutory declaration referred to in subsection 12(2) of the Patent Rules and pay the prescribed fee ($200 per paper).

The deadline to apply, submit the affidavit or statutory declaration and pay the fee is November 30, 2012. When applying, it is essential to indicate which paper(s) will be written.

For more information, please contact Marc Hunt.

As noted earlier, several IP practitioners are writing posts for the legal blog, Slaw. My post on the rules changes for the patent and trade-mark agent exams was published in October.