Guidance Document: Certificates of Supplementary Protection - summary

From Health Canada


This guidance document provides an overview of the certificate of supplementary protection (CSP) application process for applicants. This includes information on

  • how to provide a CSP application
  • the service standard for processing applications
  • the roles and responsibilities of applicants and Health Canada

Who this guide is for

  • Owners of Canadian patents
  • Canadian and foreign drug companies
  • Canadian and foreign regulatory bodies

In this guide

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Details and history

Published: September 21, 2017

Updated: May 12, 2023; January 6, 2021; May 15, 2019; September 4, 2018

Part of topic(s): Guidance on Certificates of Supplementary Protection

For assistance

Questions or concerns related to this Guidance Document should be directed to the Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison.

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