Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course

Aug 30 – Nov 15

The IPIC Trademark Exam Prep Course is an in-depth program intended to prepare candidates for the Canadian Trademark Agent Examination.

Curriculum

The curriculum will cover topics tested in the exam:

  • Pre-advertisement issues corresponding to PART A of the Exam including searching and availability, filing applications, responding to office actions, section 12(2) and 14 affidavits.
  • Post-advertisement issues corresponding to PART B of the Exam including opposition proceedings, section 45 proceedings, licensing, assignments, renewals, infringement and passing off.

Format

The course is conducted online over 10 weeks and includes:

  • comprehensive reading material
  • weekly practice assignments reviewed by instructors
  • simulated exam questions (Q&A)
  • discussion forum

A former Trademark Agent Examining Board member will offer guidance on preparing for and writing the Exam. 

Assignments

 

Assignment Due Dates

UNIT 1
Trademark Searching & Availability Opinions

September 6

UNIT 2
Preparing and Filing the Trademark Application

September 13

UNIT 3
Examiner's Report – Conformity (Section 30)

September 20

UNIT 4
Examiner's Report – Inherent Registrability (Section 12)

September 27 

UNIT 5
Examiner's Report – Entitlement (Section 16)

October 4

UNIT 6
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(a)) – Conformity

October 11

UNIT 7
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(b)) – Registrability

October 18

UNIT 8
Grounds of Opposition (Section 38(2)(a.1), (c), (d), (e) and (f)) – Bad Faith, Entitlement and Distinctiveness

October 25

UNIT 9
Registration, Renewals, Assignments, Licensing, Passing Off, Infringement, Combating Counterfeit Products Act

November 1

UNIT 10
Section 45 Proceedings and Expungement

November 8

Is this course right for you?

The course is aimed at candidates who possess an understanding of:

  • the basic principles of trademark law, including descriptiveness, distinctiveness, confusion, and entitlement;
  • the trademark process from filing to registration and beyond, including exposure to office actions involving technical and substantive objections, and to assignments and licensing;
  • opposition and summary non-use cancellation proceedings, including exposure to opposition pleadings and evidence.

Testimonial

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Continuing Professional Development

This program may be eligible for up to: 20 substantive hours for completing the assignments (2 hours per assignment)

  Hours
Law Society of Ontario9
Law Society of British Columbia20
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba20
Law Society of Alberta20

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant

Tuition

Enrollment is limited; should it become necessary to restrict the number of participants, preference will be given to those planning to sit for the 2019 Trademark Agent Examination.

Registration Deadline: August 23, 2019

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Financial aid may be available for students whose tuition fees are not paid by an employer. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Please contact the IPIC office at admin@ipic.ca or 613-234-0516.

Cancellation Policy

A refund will be granted up to and including August 23, 2019, less a $100 cancellation fee. Substitutions will be considered.

Trademark Agent Examination

Please contact CIPO directly at IC.CIPOAgentExams-OPICExamenAgent.IC@canada.ca for further information regarding the date and registration deadline of the 2019 Examination.

CIPO website: click here

Inquiries

For more information on the course:

admin@ipic.ca
613-234-0516

Program subject to change.