Trademark Exam Prep Course

Trademark Exam Prep Course

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

Curriculum

The curriculum covers issues tested in the exam:

  • Pre-advertisement issues corresponding to PART A of the Exam: 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: opposition proceedings, section 45 proceedings, licensing, assignments, renewals, infringement and passing off.
  • Case law discussions will assist candidates in interpreting jurisprudence, the Trademarks Act and the Trademarks Regulations.

Candidates will gain knowledge of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office practice.

Practical tips on preparing for and writing the exam is provided.

Format

The course is conducted online over 10 weeks and comprises reading material, simulated exam questions, a discussion forum and weekly presentations on case law via webinars.

Webinar Series

9 webinars dedicated to the review of case law are offered throughout the course. 1 webinar dedicated to practice tips on writing the exam is delivered by a former Exam Board Member.

Instructors

Candidates have access to instructors who will review assignments and provide guidance throughout the course.

Pre-requisite

Participants should have at least 2 years of practical experience in the field of trademarks. Exceptions will be considered for registrants who do not meet this requirement based on detailed information of practice and experience. If you do not meet this requirement, please submit your request and a description of your experience to education@ipic.ca.