Just a reminder that patent and trademark agent renewals are due by March 31st. The coming-into-force date for the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents is expected to be “spring of 2021” and any fees after that date will need to go to the new College.
Maintenance and the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents
On the coming-into-force date, the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents will assume responsibilities for agent maintenance. The list of individuals who are patent [and trademark] agents will be provided to the College, and the College will be responsible for maintaining the official register of patent agents.
After the coming-into-force date, agents will need to submit fees to the College to remain on its register. The target coming-into-force date is in the spring of 2021.