Annual report 2015-2016 Fuelling global innovation
Copyrights and industrial designs Statistics

Copyrights

Copyright applications
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Copyright applications 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674
Copyrights disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Copyrights disposals 8,073 8,310 7,640 8,663
Copyright applications filed by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
English 6,787 6,944 6,278 7,268
French 1,282 1,370 1,360 1,406
Total 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674
Copyright applications filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 1,307 1,294
British Columbia 1,128 1,123
Manitoba 202 205
New Brunswick 75 75
Newfoundland and Labrador 55 55
Northwest Territories 7 6
Nova Scotia 121 119
Ontario 3,262 3,269
Prince Edward Island 19 19
Quebec 1,735 1,736
Saskatchewan 121 121
Yukon Territory 4 4
Total 8,036 8,026
Copyrights registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Angola 0 0
Australia 7 7
Austria 20 20
Bahamas 1 1
Belgium 6 6
Bermuda 21 21
Brazil 0 0
Canada 8,036 8,026
China 27 27
Costa Rica 1 1
Cuba 1 1
Cook Islands 0 0
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Finland 4 4
France 21 21
Germany 2 2
Hong Kong 2 2
Hungary 0 0
India 5 5
Iran 1 1
Israel 5 5
Ireland 0 0
Italy 7 7
Japan 8 7
Luxembourg 2 2
Mexico 3 3
Monaco 1 1
Morocco 1 1
New Zealand 2 2
Qatar 1 1
Korea 2 2
Saint Lucia 1 1
Singapore 1 1
South Africa 0 0
Spain 2 2
Sweden 0 0
Switzerland 17 17
Taiwan 1 1
Thailand 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1 1
Turkey 0 0
Ukraine 2 2
United Arab Emirates 0 0
United Kingdom 15 15
United States of America 445 445
Venezuela 0 0
Vietnam 0 0
Total 8,674 8,663
Top ten copyright applicants
Apple Inc. 130
Microsoft Corporation 114
Harry Winston SA 98
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 78
Delta Faucet Company 76
Nike, Inc. 76
Spectrum Brands, Inc. 67
Honda Motor Co., LTD. 60
Building Materials Investment Corporation 55
TY Inc. (Corporation Delaware) 54

Industrial designs

Industrial design applications
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Industrial design applications 5,389 5,370 5,881 6,043
Industrial design disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Industrial design disposals 4,516 4,741 6,864 6,224
Industrial designs registered by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
English 3,960 3,940 6,338 5,538
French 92 109 134 132
Total 4,052 4,049 6,472 5,670
Industrial designs filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 62 40
British Columbia 112 75
Manitoba 11 13
New Brunswick 10 10
Newfoundland & Labrador 1 2
Northwest Territories 0 0
Nova Scotia 13 9
Ontario 386 395
Prince Edward Island 2 2
Quebec 255 206
Saskatchewan 6 7
Total 858 759
Industrial designs filed and registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Argentina 0 0
Aruba 0 0
Australia 44 58
Austria 22 25
Bahamas 1 1
Barbados 35 16
Belgium 32 32
Bermuda 0 3
Brazil 11 25
Bulgaria 6 7
Canada 858 759
Cayman Island 1 0
Chile 0 0
China 96 108
Colombia 2 0
Croatia 0 0
Curaçao 0 0
Cyprus 1 0
Czech Republic 4 3
Denmark 13 31
Egypt 0 0
Estonia 0 2
Finland 33 23
France 127 129
Georgia 1 0
Germany 178 206
Greece 0 0
Hong Kong, SAR, People's Republic of China 31 69
Hungary 0 0
Iceland 0 1
India 16 6
Iran, Islamic Rebublic of 0 0
Ireland 6 11
Isle of Man 0 1
Israel 30 30
Italy 113 99
Japan 180 183
Jersey 1 0
Latvia 0 0
Liechtenstein 4 5
Lithunia 0 1
Luxembourg 30 22
Malaysia 1 1
Mauritius 2 0
Malta 0 0
Mexico 12 14
Netherlands 20 27
New Zealand 22 18
Nigeria 4 0
Norway 9 31
Panama 0 0
Philippines 1 1
Poland 9 2
Puerto Rico 1 0
Portugal 3 2
Republic of Korea 105 101
Russian Federation 8 5
Serbia 1 0
Seychelles 1 1
Singapore 20 11
Slovakia 0 1
Slovénie 1 1
South Africa 5 1
Spain 14 18
Sweden 77 103
Switzerland 222 192
Taiwan 39 37
Thailand 0 2
Turkey 21 0
Ukraine 2 0
United Arab Emirates 0 1
United Kingdom 207 169
United States of America 3,359 3,068
Viet Nam 0 0
Virgin Islands, British 1 7
Total 6,043 5,670
Top ten industrial design applicants
Apple Inc. 130
Microsoft Corporation 114
Harry Winston SA 98
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 78
Delta Faucet Company 76
Nike, Inc. 76
Spectrum Brands, Inc. 67
Honda Motor CO., LTD 60
Building Materials Investment Corporation 55
The Procter & Gamble Company 49
Top ten industrial design registrants
Nike, Inc. 119
Harry Winston SA 105
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 90
Apple Inc. 81
The Procter & Gamble Company 76
Samsung Electronics Co., LTD 54
Delta Faucet Company 52
Honda Motor CO., LTD 50
Microsoft Corporation 47
Philips Electronics LTD 46
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