I don't know about there, but here, to "Authenticate" a copy of some legal document it's enough to bring the original to the Legal Register Office and ask them to copy *and* certificate that their copy is faithful to the original.
It's up to the Legal Register Office to verify the document's authenticity, as they're responsible in cause of fraud.
And it's not an expensive action. 1/90 of the minimum monthly wage around here. But it's kind of a pain in the ass, as you have to leave work to go there.
Of course, I could go to the Court in order to force someone to give back what's mine. And guess what? The bastard will have to pay the legal fees if I won.
And that's is the stalling step on Apple. There's other legal ways to prove ownership. You don't need a Court Order to get what's yours, unless there's a dispute. And when a dispute, the loosing part should pay the bills.