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Sample Templates for Transferring Canadian Rights

Assignments should be submitted no later than 12 months from the filing date of the Canadian application or the national entry date of the PCT application in Canada.

Apart from a copy of a specific Canadian assignment as in the sample forms on this page, the Canadian Patent Office accepts a copy of a United States assignment if it includes the transfer of foreign rights including the transfer of Canadian rights and was executed before a witness or a notary public. In this case, it is advisable to include a copy of the USPTO Notice of Recordation of the United States assignment.

If the PCT applicant for national entry in Canada is not the PCT applicant as filed, then documentation evidencing the chain of title is required.

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ASSIGNMENT OF CANADIAN PATENT APPLICATION

WHEREAS [Names of Inventors], the assignors, whose complete addresses are [Addresses of Inventors], have invented certain new and useful improvements in an invention relating to and entitled [Title of Invention], the invention, as fully set forth and described in an application for Letters Patent to be filed at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and naming the assignors as inventors;

AND WHEREAS [Name of Assignee], whose complete address is [Address of Assignee], is desirous of acquiring the whole right, title and interest in and to said invention, and in and to Any Letters Patent that may be obtained therefor;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) and other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the assignors, do hereby confirm that they have sold, assigned and transferred, and do hereby sell, assign and transfer to the assignee their entire right, title and interest for Canada in and to the invention, together with their entire right, title and interest in and to said application, any and all divisional applications thereof, and any and all Letters Patent of Canada which may issue or be reissued for the invention;

AND the assignors hereby authorize the issuance to said assignee of any and all said Letters Patent not already issued as the assignee of their entire right, title and interest in and to the same, for the sole use and benefit of said assignee, its successors, assigns or legal representatives.

AND the assignors, on behalf of themselves and their executors and administrators, hereby covenant and agree to do all such lawful acts and things and to execute without further consideration such further lawful assignments, documents, assurances, applications, and other instruments as may reasonably be required by said assignee, its successors, assigns or legal representatives, to obtain any and all Letters Patent of Canada for said invention and vest the same in said assignee, its successors, assigns or legal representatives.

SIGNED at [Place of Execution] this [_____] day of [_____], 20

 

 

____________________________ [Signature of Inventor (first)]

[Name of Inventor (first)]

STATEMENT BY WITNESS

I, [Name of Witness] whose full post office address is [Address of Witness] was personally present and did see [Name of (first) Inventor] who is known to me, execute the above assignment.

 

 

_____________________________

[Signature of Witness]

 

SIGNED at [Place of Execution] this [_____] day of [_____], 20

 

 

____________________________ [Signature of Inventor (second)]

[Name of Inventor (second)]

STATEMENT BY WITNESS

I, [Name of Witness] whose full post office address is [Address of Witness] was personally present and did see [Name of Inventor (second)] who is known to me, execute the above assignment.

 

 

_____________________________

[Signature of Witness]


ASSIGNMENT OF CANADIAN PATENT

WHEREAS [Names of Inventors], the assignors, whose complete addresses are [Addresses of Inventors], have invented certain new and useful improvements in an invention relating to and entitled [Title of Invention], the invention, for which there has issued Canadian Letters Patent No. [Patent Number], dated [Issue Date];

AND WHEREAS [F. Name of Assignee], whose complete address is [Address of Assignee], has acquired from the assignors the whole right, title and interest for Canada in and to the said invention as fully set forth and described in the aforesaid issued Canadian Letters Patent;

NOW THEREFORE, to all whom it may concern, be it known that for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the assignors confirm that they have sold, assigned and transferred and do hereby sell, assign and transfer to the assignee, its successors and assigns, the whole right, title and interest for Canada in and to the invention as fully set forth and described in the aforesaid issued Canadian letters patent.

SIGNED at [Place of Execution] this [_____] day of [_____], 20

 

 

____________________________ Signature of Inventor (first)]

[Name of Inventor (first)]

STATEMENT BY WITNESS

I, [Name of Witness] whose full post office address is [Address of Witness] was personally present and did see [Name of (first) Inventor] who is known to me, execute the above assignment.

 

 

_____________________________

[Signature of Witness]

SIGNED at [Place of Execution] this [_____] day of [_____], 20

 

 

____________________________ Signature of Inventor (second)]

[Name of Inventor (second)]

STATEMENT BY WITNESS

I, [Name of Witness] whose full post office address is [Address of Witness] was personally present and did see [Name of Inventor(second)] who is known to me, execute the above assignment.

 

 

_____________________________

[Signature of Witness]


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