PCT national stage entry into Canada

National entry into Canada is usually done by 30 months from the earliest priority date, but it is possible to enter the national stage in Canada up to 42 months from the earliest priority date with payment of a nominal late fee. See the other requirements for national entry into Canada.

To quote you the price for a national phase application into Canada, ATMAC needs only the following items:

  1. PCT application details (preferably provide a copy of the cover page)
  2. Whether the applicant qualifies as a small entity in Canada
  3. Whether the applicant wants to request examination at time of national entry (requesting examination can be delayed up to five years from the international filing date but this will result in an equivalent delay in examination of the application)
  4. Assignment document to register at time of filing (if any)

Upon receipt of the PCT application details and the applicant entity size, ATMAC will review the complete requirements for your situation and quote you the exact costs before proceeding.

For reference, typical filing costs are as follows:

Fee description Due date Amount
(in CAD dollars)
for a small entity for a standard entity
Basic filing fee On date of national entry $200 $400
Examination fee On date of national entry if examination is desired as soon as possible; otherwise can be delayed up to five years from the international filing date but this will result in an equivalent delay in examination of the application $400 $800
Surcharge for late entry into Canada On date of filing into Canada, only required if that date is between 30 and 42 months from earliest priority date $200 $200
Maintenance fee due on second anniversary of international filing date On 2nd anniversary of international filing date, or on filing date into Canada if 2nd anniversary has already occurred $50 $100
Maintenance fee due on third anniversary of international filing date On 3rd anniversary of international filing date, or on filing date into Canada if 3rd anniversary has already occurred $50 $100
Registration fee for assignment document No due date; an assignment document can be registered at any time but is recommended to be done at time of filing into Canada $100 $100
Subtotal range (for above-listed gov't fees) $200 to $1000 $400 to $1700
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