When using a patent, patent assignment, trade mark or other intellectual property document outside Canada it will require authentication and legalization the equivalent to the apostille certificate process.
Global Affairs Canada Authentication of Patent, Trade Mark or Intellectual Property document
Once the document has been prepared the first step is authentication by Global Affairs Canada Authentication Services Section here in Ottawa. Processing time is usually 25 business days but we can shorten that to 1, 3 or 10 business days depending on your time line. Our consultation and review of your document also guarantees the authentication at Global Affairs Canada.
Legalization Apostille Attestation of Canadian Patent, Trade Mark or Intellectual Property document
After the document has been authenticated it is ready for the second step of legalization at the embassy of the country in which it is going to be used. This step may also be called Apostille or Attestation and once followed will be the equivalent. Each embassy has different requirements that have to be followed or if not it will cause delay or for the document to not be legalized. As these change often its est to contact one of our friendly experienced agents who will ensure you get it right.
To find more information about How to Apostille, Authenticate and Legalize a patent, patent assignment, trade mark or other intellectual property for use outside Canada contact Authentication Legalization Services Canada at 1-800-336-1132 toll free in North America or