Published on Monday, November 28, 2016
Many Canadian businesses require their patent, trade-mark, design and other intellectual property documents to be used internationally. Before submitting your Canadian intellectual property documents to the authorities in another country, you may need to have them authenticated and legalized, a process also referred to as apostille.
This multi-step process can vary depending on the type of documents, their origin and the destination country. Most commonly, the authentication is done by Global Affairs Canada and legalization by a diplomatic mission of the destination country.
Global Affairs Canada and each diplomatic mission have very specific requirements for the authentication and legalization process. As Canada’s leading document authentication and legalization service, our extensive experience allows us to ensure that your documents are accurately prepared to meet the criteria of the process.