Annual report 2016-2017 Empowering innovation through IP
Copyrights and industrial designs Statistics

Copyrights

Copyright applications
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Copyright applications 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750
Copyrights disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Copyrights disposals 8,073 8,310 7,640 8,663 8,703
Copyright applications filed by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
English 6,787 6,944 6,278 7,268 7,458
French 1,282 1,370 1,360 1,406 1,292
Total 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674  
Copyright applications filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 868 876
British Columbia 1,296 1,281
Manitoba 178 177
New Brunswick 101 98
Newfoundland and Labrador 68 68
Northwest Territories 2 2
Nova Scotia 159 158
Nunavut 1 1
Ontario 3,571 3,548
Prince Edward Island 13 13
Quebec 1,653 1,642
Saskatchewan 131 125
Yukon Territory 15 15
Total 8,056 8,004
Copyrights registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Algeria 1 1
Andorra 0 0
Anguilla 0 0
Argentina 0 0
Armenia 0 0
Aruba 0 0
Australia 11 11
Austria 0 0
Azerbaijan 0 0
Bahamas 0 0
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 0 0
Belarus 0 0
Belgium 1 1
Belize 0 0
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 22 22
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 0 0
British Virgin Islands 0 0
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 0 0
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 8,056 8,004
Cayman Islands 0 0
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 0 0
China 81 78
Colombia 1 1
Cook Islands 0 0
Costa Rica 0 0
Croatia 0 0
Cuba 0 0
Cyprus 0 0
Czech Republic 0 0
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 0 0
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 0 0
Egypt 1 1
El Salvador 1 1
Estonia 0 0
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 2 2
France 21 21
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 0 0
Germany 20 20
Gibraltar 0 0
Greece 2 2
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 1 1
Honduras 0 0
Hungary 0 0
Iceland 0 0
India 3 3
Indonesia 0 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1 1
Ireland 0 0
Isle of Man 0 0
Israel 0 0
Italy 2 2
Jamaica 0 0
Japan 5 4
Jersey 0 0
Jordan 0 0
Kazakhstan 0 0
Kenya 0 0
Kuwait 0 0
Latvia 0 0
Lebanon 0 0
Liechtenstein 0 0
Lithuania 0 0
Luxembourg 0 0
Macedonia 1 1
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 0 0
Malta 0 0
Mauritius 0 0
Mexico 1 1
Monaco 0 0
Morocco 1 1
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 1 1
Netherlands Antilles 0 0
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 0 0
Niger 0 0
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 1 1
Oman 0 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 0 0
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 0 0
Philippines 4 4
Poland 0 0
Portugal 0 0
Qatar 0 0
Republic of Korea 0 0
Republic of the Marshall Islands 0 0
Romania 1 1
Russian Federation 6 6
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
Saint Lucia 1 1
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 0 0
Samoa 0 0
San Marino 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0
Senegal 0 0
Serbia 1 1
Seychelles 0 0
Singapore 1 1
Slovakia 0 0
Slovenia 0 0
South Africa 2 2
Spain 4 4
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 0 0
Switzerland 7 7
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 0 0
Thailand 0 0
The Hong Kong Special Admin. Region of the People 4 4
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0
Tunisia 0 0
Turkey 3 3
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0
Ukraine 2 2
United Arab Emirates 2 2
United Kingdom 18 18
United States of America 457 451
Uruguay 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 0 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 0 0
Viet Nam 0 0
Yugoslavia 0 0
Zaire 0 0
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 8,750 8,688
Top ten copyright applicants
Utilities Standards Forum 286
Republic of II By IV Inc. 174
BS Lace Limited 71
YM Inc 60
Vipha Boonma 59
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 50
Fung Albert 48
Greig Paul 48
Kelly Paul 48
McGilvray Ian 48

Industrial designs

Industrial designs turnaround time
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Industrial designs turnaround time 9.6 12.6 11.8 10.5 9.8
Industrial design applications
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Industrial design applications 5,389 5,370 5,881 6,043 6,141
Industrial design disposals
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Industrial design disposals 4,516 4,741 6,864 6,224 6,317
Industrial designs registered by language
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
English 3,960 3,940 6,338 5,538 5,489
French 92 109 134 132 202
Total 4,052 4,049 6,472 5,670 5,691
Industrial designs filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 94 49
British Columbia 112 124
Manitoba 14 8
New Brunswick 6 4
Newfoundland & Labrador 1 1
Northwest Territories 0 0
Nova Scotia 3 5
Nunavut 0 0
Ontario 415 375
Prince Edward Island 2 0
Quebec 223 237
Saskatchewan 5 4
Total 875 807
Industrial designs filed and registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Algeria 0 0
Andorra 0 0
Anguilla 0 0
Antigua 0 0
Argentina 1 0
Armenia 0 0
Aruba 0 0
Australia 0 0
Austria 85 51
Azerbaijan 29 27
Bahamas 0 0
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 0 0
Belarus 47 27
Belgium 3 0
Belize 9 9
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 0 0
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 0 0
British Virgin Islands 2 2
Brunei Darussalam 3 1
Bulgaria 0 0
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 0 0
Cayman Islands 875 807
Central African Republic 3 2
Chile 0 0
China 0 0
Colombia 0 0
Cook Islands 178 116
Costa Rica 1 2
Croatia 0 0
Cuba 0 0
Cyprus 17 18
Czech Republic 5 5
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 16 13
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 0 0
Egypt 0 0
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 4 0
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 32 31
France 158 131
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 0 1
Germany 239 160
Gibraltar 0 0
Greece 1 0
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 0 0
Honduras 0 0
Hungary 0 0
Iceland 0 0
India 3 17
Indonesia 0 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0 0
Ireland 4 6
Isle of Man 0 0
Israel 29 23
Italy 108 102
Jamaica 0 0
Japan 282 220
Jersey 0 1
Jordan 0 0
Kazakhstan 0 0
Kenya 0 0
Kuwait 0 0
Latvia 0 0
Lebanon 0 0
Liechtenstein 2 2
Lithuania 0 0
Luxembourg 31 27
Macedonia 5 0
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 0 0
Malta 0 0
Mauritius 4 0
Mexico 2 2
Monaco 9 8
Morocco 0 0
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 0 0
Netherlands Antilles 63 24
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 0 0
Niger 30 24
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 0 5
Oman 24 13
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 0 0
Paraguay 2 1
Peru 0 0
Philippines 0 0
Poland 0 0
Portugal 9 10
Qatar 7 5
Republic of Korea 0 1
Republic of the Marshall Islands 2 0
Romania 80 159
Russian Federation 0 0
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 5
Saint Lucia 0 0
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 0 0
Samoa 0 0
San Marino 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0
Senegal 0 0
Serbia 0 0
Seychelles 0 0
Singapore 7 18
Slovakia 2 0
Slovenia 1 1
South Africa 15 5
Spain 16 14
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 60 87
Switzerland 195 214
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 40 30
Thailand 0 0
The Hong Kong Special Admin. Region of the People 28 20
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0
Tunisia 0 0
Turkey 3 11
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0
Ukraine 2 2
United Arab Emirates 2 0
United Kingdom 187 166
United States of America 3,176 3,065
Uruguay 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 0 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 0 0
Viet Nam 0 0
Yugoslavia 0 0
Zaire 0 0
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 6,141 5,691
Top ten industrial design applicants
Delta Faucet Company 99
The Proctor & Gamble Company 93
Gamblit Gaming, LLC 85
Spectrum Brands, Inc. 65
Honda Motor Co., LTD. 61
Harry Winston SA 54
Eaton Corporation 43
Hubbell Incorporated 39
Joshua George Singh 39
LG Electronics Inc. 39
Top ten industrial design registrants
Apple Inc. 133
Harry Winston SA 101
Microsoft Corporation 99
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 91
Spectrum Brands, Inc. 76
Delta Faucet Company 69
Honda Motor CO., LTD 65
Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. 63
3M Innovative Properties Company 53
LG Electronics Inc. 49
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