Your IP abroad
Taking your business around the world? Learn how to file your IP via international systems.
Resources on protecting your IP abroad
Learn about intellectual property (IP) in target countries.
Explore this step-by-step guide on how to secure IP protection abroad.
Watch a short video on how IP can support your business expansion abroad.
Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting (Global Affairs Canada)
Learn the essential principles of exporting whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter.
List of global IP offices (WIPO)
Search the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s directory of IP offices around the world.
Your trademark abroad
Consult our roadmap to learn how to apply for trademark protection in multiple countries through the Madrid protocol.
Learn about filing an application for international trademark registration from Canada.
Use the Madrid System if you are a national of any of the 130 countries covered by the Members of the Madrid Union.
Find out more about the benefits and advantages of the Madrid System.
Explore WIPO's frequently asked questions about the Madrid System.
Use the Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of registering your mark through the Madrid System.
Use this search tool to find information on international trademark applications and registrations.
Your patent abroad
Learn about filing an international patent application from Canada.
Log in to the Canadian Intellectual Property Organization (CIPO)'s online service for filing international patent applications.
Explore WIPO's frequently asked questions about the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Gain a better understanding of the PCT System by accessing WIPO's wealth of information for new PCT users.
Learn about the PCT procedure at the European Patent Office.
Use this tool to find out the time limits for your PCT application.
Your industrial design abroad
Learn how to apply for registration of your industrial designs using the Hague System.
Download the Hague guide and walk through the various steps involved in the international registration of designs.
Use this tool to quickly estimate your application or renewal fees in Swiss francs.
Use this database to search for information on new international design registrations, renewals and modifications.
Use the Hague System to register up to 100 designs in 96 countries by filing a single international application.
Consult our roadmap to learn the steps to apply for industrial design protection in multiple countries through one application and to pay fees in one currency through a single transaction.