IP Update

By Sepal Bonni

Nov 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on November 30, 2023



Reminder: Government Trademark Fees are Increasing in the New Year

As reported in the August 2023 Charity and NFP Law Update¸ on January 1, 2024, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) will be increasing trademark application and renewal fees. Most fees will be increasing by 25%, along with the annual fee adjustment. For the filing of new trademark applications, this represents a 30% increase in fees overall. The stated goal of this fee increase is to increase revenue to CIPO to better serve clients.

Charities and not-for-profits should be capitalizing on the remaining time in the year to review their trademark portfolios and determine what filings and renewals can be done before the January 1, 2024 fee increase. Directors/officers should speak with a qualified IP lawyer immediately should they have any questions or concerns about the coming fee increases.


Read the November 2023 Charity & NFP Law Update