Trademark and Patent Agent Exams in Canada -Rates

I wanted to share some research on pass rates for the TM and Patent Bar exams in Canada.

 

It should be noted that one has to qualify to write both the Patent Agent and Trademark Agent qualifying exams, and even accredited lawyers need to go through these exams.  I used to whine 😯 about how hard they were, but we’re on the front line and it takes a lot of training to fight for the rights of noble innovators and trademark holders!

(Fair Use, don’t you agree? – apologies to the talented Bill Murray in STRIPES)

and we can feel pretty proud of our skills, and in most cases, persistence, when we pass these exams.

 

Table 1. Canadian Patent Agent  Qualifying Exam passed/wrote in Numbers (sourced from Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Report)

Year Wrote Paper A

(patent application)

Wrote Paper B

(Validity)

Wrote Paper C

(Respond to Requisition)

Wrote Paper D

(Infringement)

Pass/Wrote overall
2012 174 186 97 142 17/231
2013 170 174 186 149 28/218
2014 156 141 62 119 40/196
2015

 

Table 2. Canadian Trademark Agent Qualifying Exams Passed/Wrote*

Year Pass Rate
2014
2013 18/67
2012 4/45

 *data kindly provided by CIPOexams as these are not published