Authentication and legalization, or apostille, of your Canadian intellectual property documents

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Canadian patent, trade-mark, industrial design, copyright and other intellectual property documents are commonly used internationally. If you will be submitting your Canadian intellectual property documents to another country, you may need to have them authenticated and legalized, a process also referred to as apostille.

The authentication and legalization process consists of two steps; authentication by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and legalization by the diplomatic mission of your destination country. For more information on this process, take a look at this helpful article “What is authentication and Legalization?

Processing your intellectual property documents by mail will take several weeks. International Document Canada (IDC) specializes in managing the authentication and legalization of intellectual property documents, with over 200 diplomatic missions in Canada. You send your documents to us and we take care of the rest, often in as little as a few days!

Get started by contacting IDC toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or visit us at .

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