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CIPO has consolidated the public access areas (search rooms) of the various IP products (patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial designs, integrated circuit topographies) into a single Client Service Centre. Our Client Service Centre is your central point of contact for general and technical enquiriesinquiries. This Client Service Centre houses both the manual search collections as well as access to the automated search systems.

Information Officers are available during office hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), with the exception of statutory holidays at our Headquarters located in Gatineau, Québec Quebec to assist the public in all aspects of their IP requirements.

URLs of web pages of the Office's website for electronic filing of trademark applications:


The INTREPID II system is integrated with an improved version of the previous Trade marks Executive Information System (EIS). The EIS system permits detailed and comprehensive tracking and monitoring of trade mark processes. The EIS system provides daily information on production volumes and turn around times for trade mark processes. The EIS system is available via the Intranet to allow broader access to reports within the Office.

The trade-mark seach search collection is managed in electronic form. The clients have access to the latest versions of the electronic records. A structured backup regime is in place to ensure preservation of the information.