Canadian National Phase Entry Requirements
National Phase entry requirements for Canada.
Below is a summary of the national phase entry requirements for Canada.
PCT Deadline for Canada
Our service fee for entering the National Phase
The professional fee is 980 USD.
The official filing fee for entering the national phase in Canada
The official fee is 361 USD (400 CAD).
A 50% discount is applicable for small entities.
In Canada, a "small entity", means an entity that employs 50 or fewer employees or that is a university. The definition does not include an entity that is controlled directly or indirectly by an entity, other than a university, that employs more than 50 employees; or has transferred or licensed or has an obligation, other than a contingent obligation, to transfer or license any right in the invention to an entity, other than a university, that employs more than 50 employees.
Select this option to request examination at the time of entering the national phase.
Examination must be requested within five years from the international filing date. If the request for examination is not received within that period, the application becomes abandoned. It may be reinstated within 12 months of abandonment on payment of the fee for requesting examination together with the request for reinstatement and the reinstatement fee.
In circumstances involving prejudice to the applicant, expedited examination can be requested. To request expedited examination, we must file a statement that the applicant would suffer prejudice should examination proceed in the normal course and pay a government fee. We will assume that expedited examination is not required unless you instruct us otherwise.
The professional fee is 220 USD.
The official fee is 722 USD (800 CAD).
Maintenance fees are payable on or before each of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversary of the international filing date.
Select this option to pay the 2nd, or 3rd anniversary maintenance fee.
Note that in Canada, only the agent of record is permitted to pay maintenance fees on a pending Canadian patent application. As such, we ask that you advise any annuity service you may be using that they must instruct us to pay the maintenance fees during the pendency of this application.
The professional fee is 160 USD.
The official fee is 90 USD (100 CAD).