Fee Increase

CIPO has announced that Industrial Design fees will increase by 2.2% as of January 1, 2020 pursuant to the Service Fees Act. The announcement notes, that “As a result, the amounts shown in the Tariff of Fees of the Industrial Design Regulations may not be up-to-date.”

For example, for basic examination, the fees are increasing from $400.00 and $408.80.

I understand that fees for patents and trademarks will also increase with the rate of inflation but not until January 2021.