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Patent Rules

Version of section 21 from 2019-10-30 to 2021-06-27:

Marginal note:Frequency of qualifying examination

  •  (1) The Examining Board must administer a qualifying examination for patent agents at least once a year.

  • Marginal note:Notice of dates of qualifying examination

    (2) The Commissioner must publish on the website of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office a notice that specifies the dates of the next qualifying examination and indicates that a person must meet the requirements set out in section 19 in order to be eligible to sit for one or more papers of the examination.

  • Marginal note:Designation of place of qualifying examination

    (3) The Commissioner must designate the place or places where the qualifying examination is to be held and must, at least 14 days before the first day of the examination, notify every person who meets the requirements set out in paragraph 19(b) of the designated place or places.

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