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

Offered in English.


The course is conducted online over 10 weeks and includes:

  • case study webinars
  • reading material
  • tutored assignments
  • exam prep session
  • simulated exam questions (Q&A)
  • discussion forum

Complimentary subscription to WESTLAW CANADA (IP SOURCE)


The curriculum will cover topics 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.

Exam Preparation

Practical tips on preparing for and writing the exam will be provided by a former Examining Board Member.

Webinar Series

  • 9 webinars dedicated to the review of leading trademark cases offered throughout the course.

  • 1 webinar dedicated to practice tips on writing the exam delivered by a former member of the Trademark Agent Examining Board.

Webinar Schedule

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

Case Study Webinars

  • Monday, March 10
  • Monday, March 17
  • Monday, March 24
  • Monday, March 31
  • Monday, April 7
  • Monday, April 14
  • Tuesday, April 22
  • Monday, April 28
  • Monday, May 5

Exam Writing Tips Webinar

  • Tuesday, May 20

Webinars will be recorded and made available to those unable to attend the live presentations.


Experienced practitioners will review assignments and provide guidance throughout the course.

Please consult the brochure at the bottom of this page.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to:

  • 9 substantive hours for attending the case law review webinars (1 hour per webinar).

  • 20 substantive hours for completing the assignments (2 hours per assignment).
Law Society of Upper Canada 9
Barreau du Québec**  
Law Society of British Columbia 29
Law Society of Saskatchewan**  
Law Society of Manitoba 29
Law Society of Alberta 29

** An application for accreditation will be submitted upon request by a participant.


"I found IPIC's online Trademark Agent Exam Prep Course to be an excellent adjunct to my studies. The course material and assignments touched on all areas likely to be included in the Agent Examination while the weekly webinars allowed for a more informal method of discussing some of the leading trademark cases. Overall, the course allowed me to better structure and focus my efforts to get the most out of my studies that ultimately resulted in a positive outcome."

Jennifer Allen (Moffat & Co. / Macera & Jarzyna LLP)

"IPIC’s Trademark Agent Exam Prep Course helped me greatly in practice and exam preparation. The course materials are clear and well written. The instructors are experienced trademark practitioners and provide numerous tips and insights. I can’t say enough about the quality of this course, its calibre, scope and form."

Susan Tees (Tees IP)


Participants should have at least 1 year 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 2014 Trademark Agent Qualifying Examination.

Tuition Fees

IPIC Member: $1,200 + applicable taxes

Non-member: $1,500 + applicable taxes

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 or 613-234-0516.

Registration Closed

Cancellation Policy

A refund will be granted up to and including February 26, 2014, less a $100 cancellation fee. Substitutions will be considered.


Program subject to change.