Guidance Document: Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations - summary 

From Health Canada


This guidance document provides an overview of the certificate of supplementary (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 the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD)

Please note our new email address to which CSP applications are to be submitted:

Please note our new CSP Application form having a 12 month timely submission attestation, which must be used on or after September 22, 2018.

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: 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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Address Locator: 0201A1
Ottawa, Ontario
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