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Trademark statistics: 2019 to 2020

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

These tables provide an overview of trademark activity, based on the latest available statistics.

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Applications

Figure 1: Trademark applications
2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Trademark applications 50,132 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442 68,385

Disposals

Figure 2: Trademark disposals
2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Trademark disposals 45,761 44,150 52,718 54,541 45,192 45,076 74,156

Turnaround times

Figure 3: Average turnaround times for trademark registrations
2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Trademark turnaround time (in months) 27.0 28.7 27.4 26.5 28.2 29.8 35.3

Applications by language

Trademark applications filed by language
Language 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
English 47,541 49,213 51,327 56,018 59,315 63,209
French 3,640 4,019 4,119 4,304 4,127 5,176
Total 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442 68,385

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Trademark applications filed and trademarks registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 2,622 1,337
British Columbia 4,740 2,655
Manitoba 601 273
New Brunswick 205 338
Newfoundland and Labrador 90 30
Northwest Territories 9 9
Nova Scotia 333 219
Nunavut 1 0
Ontario 13,099 7,645
Prince Edward Island 71 20
Quebec 5,381 3,060
Saskatchewan 489 214
Yukon 8 8
Total 27,649 15,808

Applications and registrations by origin as stated by the applicant

Trademark applications filed and trademarks registered by origin as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Origin Filed Registered
Algeria 1 0
Andorra 1 1
Anguilla 0 1
Antigua And Barbuda 3 0
Argentina 26 51
Armenia 10 1
Australia 985 656
Austria 247 235
Azerbaijan 1 0
Bahamas 13 22
Bahrain 2 1
Bangladesh 1 0
Barbados 27 33
Belarus 10 1
Belgium 254 210
Belize 7 11
Bermuda 71 82
Bolivia 0 1
Brazil 73 93
Brunei Darussalam 0 1
Bulgaria 24 13
Canada 27,649       15,808
Cayman Islands 94 100
Channel Islands 0 6
Chile 90 55
China 3,512 1,675
Colombia 15 26
Costa Rica 10 1
Croatia 10 3
Cuba 6 2
Curaçao 4 15
Cyprus 69 41
Czech Republic 25 25
Democratic People's Republic Of Korea 2 5
Denmark 249 247
Dominican Republic 6 15
Ecuador 6 0
Egypt 7 5
El Salvador 3 0
Equatorial Guinea 1 0
Estonia 31 5
Ethiopia 0 1
Fiji 2 5
Finland 173 189
North Macedonia 3 0
France 1,748 1,744
Georgia 4 0
Germany 2,075 2,709
Ghana 4 0
Gibraltar 8 10
Greece 28 29
Greenland 1 1
Guatemala 1 2
Guernsey 7 8
Guyana 4 1
Hong Kong 377 400
Hungary 15 19
Iceland 10 15
India 200 187
Indonesia 9 9
Iran 7 10
Ireland 223 371
Isle Of Man 4 27
Israel 166 192
Italy 911 1043
Jamaica 8 4
Japan 1,365 1,746
Jersey 5 12
Jordan 9 10
Kazakhstan 6 9
Kenya 1 0
Kuwait 6 1
Kyrgyzstan 1 0
Latvia 19 4
Lebanon 13 4
Libya 0 1
Liechtenstein 36 34
Lithuania 18 3
Luxembourg 108 227
Macau 6 11
Malaysia 23 19
Malta 32 58
Marshal Islands 1 0
Mauritius 6 19
Mexico 185 295
Monaco 40 26
Mongolia 5 8
Morocco 8 9
Netherlands 569 664
Netherlands Antilles 1 1
New Zealand 207 134
Nigeria 2 8
Norway 121 130
Oman 3 0
Pakistan 15 4
Panama 11 19
Paraguay 2 0
Peru 8 14
Philippines 38 28
Poland 55 32
Portugal 79 64
Puerto Rico 10 6
Qatar 8 12
Republic Of Korea 788 741
Republic Of Moldova 8 2
Romania 16 9
Russia 134 38
Saint Kitts And Nevis 6 0
Saint Lucia 6 4
Samoa 1 3
San Marino 3 0
Saudi Arabia 22 25
Serbia 9 4
Seychelles 10 6
Singapore 207 203
Slovakia 17 3
Slovenia 13 6
South Africa 53 64
Spain 391 292
Sri Lanka 11 8
Sweden 396 451
Switzerland 1,131 1,639
Syria 1 3
Taiwan 231 158
Tanzania 0 1
Thailand 61 30
Trinidad And Tobago 8 0
Tunisia 5 4
Turkey 161 62
Turks And Caicos Islands 1 1
Uganda 0 5
Ukraine 51 10
United Arab Emirates 92 69
United Kingdom 2,316 2,463
United States Of America 19,553 21,261
Uruguay 2 2
Vanuatu 1 0
Venezuela 0 1
Viet Nam 80 12
Virgin Islands (British) 43 119
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 2 0
West Indies 0 8
Yemen 0 1
Total 68,385 57,743

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 trademark applicants (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Applicant Number of applications filed
L'OREAL 204
APPLE INC. 196
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY 176
LG GROUP (LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD. AND LG ELECTRONICS INC.) 165
HOME DEPOT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 140
IGT 124
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 123
SHAKE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 119
CRAYOLA PROPERTIES, INC. 119
UNILEVER CANADA INC. 108

Top 10 registered owners

Top 10 trademark registered owners (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Registered Owner Number of applications registered
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED 476
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 291
L'OREAL, SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME 258
DAIMLER AG, A LEGAL ENTITY 248
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY 240
NOVARTIS AG 233
LIDL STIFTUNG & CO. KG 225
IGT CANADA SOLUTIONS ULC 194
UNILEVER CANADA INC. 179
IGT, A LEGAL ENTITY 175

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics
Operational statistics 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Statement of opposition filed 924 873 1,084 1,176 887 801 654
Opposition decisions rendered 165 192 143 118 94 84 99
Section 45 notices issued 698 743 727 866 746 786 702
Section 45 decisions rendered 540 597 609 677 761 603 561
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