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


The curriculum will cover 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 will be provided.


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 will be offered throughout the course. Presentations will take place between 12 pm and 1 pm ET. See webinar schedule below.

1 webinar dedicated to practice tips on writing the exam will be delivered by a former Exam Board Member.

Webinar Schedule

Presentations will take place between 12 pm and 1 pm ET on the following dates:

Case Study Webinars:

Monday, May 13

Tuesday, May 21

Monday, May 27

Monday, June 3

Tuesday, June 11

Monday, June 17

Monday, June 24

Tuesday, July 2

Monday, July 8

Exam Writing Tips Webinar:

Wednesday, July 10

Please note: students unable to attend will have access to recordings.


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


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


Enrollment is limited; should it become necessary to restrict the number of participants, preference will be given to those planning to sit for the 2013 Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination.


IPIC Member: $1,200 + applicable taxes

Non-member: $1,500 + applicable taxes

Financial aid may be available. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.
Please contact the IPIC office at or 613-234-0516.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 9 Substantive Hours.


9 hrs


Law Society of Upper Canada



Barreau du Québec



Law Society of British Columbia



Law Society of Saskatchewan



Law Society of Manitoba



Law Society of Alberta














How to Register - Registration Closed

Registration deadline: April 29, 2013

Cancellation Policy

A refund will be granted up to and including April 29, 2013, less a $100 cancellation fee. Substitutions will be considered.