Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months*
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English & French
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country notes: *The national phase deadline can be extended by 12 months upon payment of a late fee, retrospectively if necessary; maintenance fees may be due at filing.

• It is the agents’ policy to not claim small entity status on any application and pay the standard government fees as the risk of claiming small entity status outweighs the reduction in official government fees.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English & French
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country notes:  • Details of the Priority Document are needed at filing.

• Our policy is to not claim small entity status on any application.

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Established: 1893

Number of Professional Staff: 36

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Canada
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Canada

Ridout & Maybee LLP has offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Mississauga, and consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel. Founded in 1893, Ridout & Maybee is one of Canada’s oldest intellectual property firms. James Edward Maybee, one of the original founders of the firm, was the first President of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada (now the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada).

The majority of the firm’s professionals have advanced degrees in science, engineering and IT, as well as law. This means they have a deep understanding of what their clients do, the industries they serve, and the way they do business. The firm knows the key role that IP plays in their clients’ individual strategies for growth and success.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Clean Technology
• Electrical
• Industrial
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Pharmaceutical

Contact Information

Mail

250 University Avenue,
5th Floor,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3E5,
Canada

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Established: 2001

Number of Professional Staff: 75

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Canada

Borden Ladner Gervais is the largest national full-service firm in Canada, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Their leading Intellectual Property group specializes in providing advice on the development, protection, exploitation and use of IP.  The firm patent services span from patent searching to prosecution and filing. The group is currently responsible for over 47,000 patent applications and patents, and over 37,000 trademark applications and registrations. Each of the IP group’s professionals has scientific and/or legal background. Many also have advanced scientific degrees, engineering degrees, advanced graduate degrees and PhDs.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Genetic Engineering
• Immunology
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Nutrition
• Pharmaceutical

Contact Information

Mail

World Exchange Plaza,
100 Queen Street, Suite 1100,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J9,
Canada

Courier

Website

www.blg.com/en