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Copyrights and industrial designs statistics

Copyrights

Copyright applications
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Copyright applications 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012
Copyrights disposals
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Copyrights disposals 8,073 8,310 7,640 8,663 8,703 8,951
Copyright applications filed by language
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
English 6,787 6,944 6,278 7,268 7,458 7,812
French 1,282 1,370 1,360 1,406 1,292 1,200
Total 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 0
Copyright applications filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 908 906
British Columbia 1,461 1,457
Manitoba 204 204
New Brunswick 92 91
Newfoundland and Labrador 66 66
Northwest Territories 16 16
Nova Scotia 137 137
Nunavut 0 0
Ontario 3,676 3,667
Prince Edward Island 17 17
Quebec 1,584 1,581
Saskatchewan 131 131
Yukon 25 25
Total 8,317 8,298
Copyrights registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Algeria 0 0
Andorra 0 0
Anguilla 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 0 0
Argentina 0 0
Armenia 0 0
Aruba 2 2
Australia 16 16
Austria 1 1
Azerbaijan 0 0
Bahamas 1 1
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 0 0
Belarus 0 0
Belgium 1 1
Belize 0 0
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 19 19
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 3 3
British Virgin Islands 0 0
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 1 1
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 8,317 8,298
Cameroon 1 1
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 0 0
China 46 46
Colombia 0 0
Cook Islands 0 0
Costa Rica 0 0
Croatia 0 0
Cuba 0 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1
Czech Republic 2 2
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 1 1
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 0 0
Egypt 1 1
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 0 0
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 0 0
France 35 35
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 1 1
Germany 2 2
Gibraltar 0 0
Greece 0 0
Guatemala 0 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 1 1
Haiti 1 1
Hungary 0 0
Iceland 0 0
India 8 8
Indonesia 0 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1 1
Ireland 4 4
Isle of Man 0 0
Israel 5 5
Italy 0 0
Jamaica 1 1
Japan 5 5
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 1 1
Macedonia 0 0
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 0 0
Netherlands Antilles 0 0
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 3 3
Niger 0 0
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 1 1
Oman 0 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 0 0
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 1 1
Philippines 0 0
Poland 0 0
Portugal 0 0
Qatar 0 0
Republic of Korea 0 0
Republic of the Marshall Islands 0 0
Romania 0 0
Russian Federation 1 1
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
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 21 21
Slovakia 0 0
Slovenia 0 0
South Africa 1 1
Spain 6 6
Sri Lanka 0 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 1 1
Switzerland 9 9
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 0 0
Thailand 0 0
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China 7 7
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0
Tunisia 0 0
Turkey 0 0
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0
United Republic of Tanzania 1 1
United Arab Emirates 0 0
United Kingdom 11 11
United States of America 468 467
Ukraine 1 1
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 9,012 8,992
Top ten copyright applicants
Wang Mars 207
Utilities Standards Forum 155
YM Inc. 103
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 80
SeQent Ltd 55
Acacia Informatics Corporation 47
Giftcraft Ltd. 46
BS Lace Limited 41
Vipha Boonma 41
Forum for International Trade Training Inc. 41

Industrial designs

Industrial designs turnaround time
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Industrial designs turnaround time (in months) 9.6 12.6 11.8 10.5 9.8 10.5
Industrial design applications
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Industrial design applications 5,389 5,370 5,881 6,043 6,141 6,660
Industrial design disposals
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Industrial design disposals 4,516 4,741 6,864 6,224 6,317 5,560
Industrial designs registered by language
2012–2013 2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
English 3,960 3,940 6,338 5,538 5,489 4,658
French 92 109 134 132 202 85
Total 4,052 4,049 6,472 5,670 5,691 4,743
Industrial designs filed and registered by province/territory
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 52 71
British Columbia 128 56
Manitoba 21 10
New Brunswick 19 13
Newfoundland and Labrador 3 1
Northwest Territories 1 0
Nova Scotia 7 2
Nunavut 0 0
Ontario 337 278
Prince Edward Island 0 0
Quebec 246 155
Saskatchewan 12 4
Yukon 0 0
Total 826 590
Industrial designs filed and registered by origin as stated by applicant
Country Filed Registered
Algeria 0 0
Andorra 0 0
Anguilla 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 0 0
Argentina 0 1
Armenia 0 0
Aruba 0 0
Australia 80 68
Austria 15 17
Azerbaijan 0 0
Bahamas 0 0
Bahrain 0 0
Barbados 43 53
Belarus 1 3
Belgium 35 15
Belize 0 0
Benin 0 0
Bermuda 1 0
Bolivia 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Brazil 7 2
British Virgin Islands 0 0
Brunei Darussalam 0 0
Bulgaria 0 0
Burkina Faso 0 0
Burundi 0 0
Cabo Verde 0 0
Canada 826 590
Cayman Islands 3 1
Central African Republic 0 0
Chile 0 0
China 155 121
Colombia 0 0
Cook Islands 0 0
Costa Rica 0 0
Croatia 0 0
Cuba 0 0
Cyprus 98 1
Czech Republic 4 3
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0 0
Denmark 15 10
Dominica 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0
Ecuador 0 0
Egypt 0 0
El Salvador 0 0
Estonia 6 5
Faroe Islands 0 0
Finland 52 44
France 127 104
Gabon 0 0
Georgia 0 0
Germany 197 202
Gibraltar 0 0
Greece 3 1
Guernsey 3 0
Guinea 0 0
Guyana 0 0
Honduras 9 0
Hungary 0 0
Iceland 0 0
India 10 5
Indonesia 0 0
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0 0
Ireland 8 7
Isle of Man 1 0
Israel 55 32
Italy 112 83
Jamaica 0 0
Japan 212 189
Jersey 0 0
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 25 28
Macao 12 2
Madagascar 0 0
Malaysia 4 0
Malta 2 1
Mauritius 1 3
Mexico 7 7
Monaco 0 0
Morocco 0 0
Namibia 0 0
Nepal 0 0
Netherlands 81 47
Netherlands Antilles 0 0
New Caledonia 0 0
New Zealand 41 41
Niger 0 0
Nigeria 0 0
Norway 14 15
Oman 0 0
Pakistan 0 0
Panama 0 1
Paraguay 0 0
Peru 0 0
Philippines 0 0
Poland 18 14
Portugal 9 4
Qatar 0 1
Puerto Rico 1 0
Republic of Korea 76 56
Republic of the Marshall Islands 0 0
Romania 0 0
Russian Federation 3 4
Saint Helena 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
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 14 4
Slovakia 0 2
Slovenia 0 0
South Africa 4 10
Spain 14 13
Sri Lanka 1 0
Sudan 0 0
Swaziland 0 0
Sweden 137 29
Switzerland 158 128
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0
Taiwan 19 15
Taiwan, Rebublic of China 15 18
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China 62 23
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0
Tunisia 0 0
Turkey 8 18
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0
Ukraine 0 2
United Arab Emirates 1 2
United Kingdom 346 190
United States of America 3,503 2,503
Uruguay 0 0
Uzbekistan 0 0
Vanuatu 0 0
Vatican City State (Holy See) 0 0
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 0 0
Viet Nam 3 1
Virgin Islands, British 1 2
Zaire 0 0
Zambia 0 0
Zimbabwe 0 0
Total 6,660 4,743
Top ten industrial design applicants
GM Global Technology Operations LLC 192
Dyson Technology Limited 134
Kronoplus Limited 98
Volvo Lastvagnar AB 84
Google LLC 62
Delta Faucet Company 59
Spectrum Brands, Inc. 59
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 58
The Procter & Gamble Company 48
Gamblit Gaming, LLC 46
Honda Motor Co., LTD 46
Top ten industrial design registrants
The Procter & Gamble Company 85
Delta Faucet Company 67
Microsoft Corporation 50
Helen of Troy Limited 49
Home Depot International, Inc. 48
Honda Motor Co., LTD. 47
TY Inc. (Corporation Delaware) 46
Robert A. Sonneman 45
Dyson Technology Limited 43
Spectrum Brands, Inc.  39
Audi AG 39
GM Global Technology Operations LLC 39
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