Trademark statistics

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
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Trademark applications 49,125 50,132 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442

Disposals

Figure 2: Trademark disposals
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Trademark disposals 44,234 45,761 44,150 52,718 54,541 45,192 45,076

Turnaround times

Figure 3: Average turnaround times for trademark registrations
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Trademark turnaround time (in months) 27.1 27.0 28.7 27.4 26.5 28.2 29.8

Applications by language

Trademark applications filed by language
Language 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
English 45,303 46,249 47,541 49,213 51,327 56,018 59,315
French 3,822 3,883 3,640 4,019 4,119 4,304 4,127
Total 49,125 50,132 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Trademark applications filed and trademarks registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Filed Registered
Alberta 2,535 1,055
British Columbia 4,590 1,659
Manitoba 550 225
New Brunswick 215 101
Newfoundland and Labrador 101 36
Northwest Territories 10 1
Nova Scotia 447 135
Nunavut 4 2
Ontario 12,951 4,770
Prince Edward Island 71 16
Quebec 5,374 2,161
Saskatchewan 453 137
Yukon 13 4
Total 27,314 10,302

Applications and registrations by country as stated by the applicant

Trademark applications filed and trademarks registered by country as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Country Filed Registered
Albania 1 0
Algeria 1 1
Andorra 1 1
Antigua and Barbuda 8 0
Argentina 34 17
Armenia 1 1
Australia 715 265
Austria 138 57
Bahamas 13 3
Bahrain 1 1
Bangladesh 1 2
Barbados 36 26
Belarus 12 2
Belgium 176 83
Belize 2 1
Bermuda 45 23
Brazil 66 28
Bulgaria 8 7
Cabo Verde 1 0
Cayman Islands 98 33
Channel Islands 1 3
Chile 29 19
China 2,893 1,073
Colombia 19 5
Costa Rica 19 0
Croatia 5 0
Cuba 3 1
Curaçao 7 4
Cyprus 37 10
Czech Republic 44 9
Democratic People's Republic Of Korea 2 0
Denmark 158 112
Dominican Republic 13 1
Ecuador 2 0
Egypt 6 1
El Salvador 7 3
Estonia 10 3
Fiji 1 0
Finland 136 60
Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia 1 0
France 1,493 651
French Polynesia 4 0
Georgia 3 2
Germany 1,629 676
Gibraltar 8 4
Greece 27 6
Guatemala 1 1
Guyana 3 1
Honduras 1 0
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 369 138
Hungary 19 7
Iceland 9 10
India 164 51
Indonesia 6 3
Iran (Islamic Republic Of) 7 2
Ireland 219 70
Isle Of Man 13 4
Israel 142 44
Italy 837 346
Jamaica 3 4
Japan 1,046 493
Jersey 6 1
Jordan 6 2
Kenya 1 0
Kuwait 3 0
Latvia 8 1
Lebanon 9 2
Liechtenstein 24 23
Lithuania 6 1
Luxembourg 121 78
Macao 1 1
Malaysia 20 4
Malta 71 5
Mauritius 8 2
Mexico 176 60
Monaco 32 7
Mongolia 3 0
Netherlands 443 182
Netherlands Antilles 1 0
New Zealand 164 72
Nicaragua 3 1
Nigeria 2 2
Norway 87 30
Pakistan 7 6
Panama 25 6
Peru 23 2
Philippines 14 6
Poland 42 22
Portugal 73 56
Puerto Rico 10 0
Qatar 5 0
Republic Of Korea 599 210
Republic Of Moldova 4 0
Romania 12 3
Russian Federation 37 21
Saint Kitts And Nevis 1 0
Saint Lucia 13 0
Samoa 1 1
Saudi Arabia 20 8
Serbia 5 1
Seychelles 17 2
Singapore 181 63
Slovakia 6 3
Slovenia 8 7
South Africa 39 14
Spain 307 104
Sri Lanka 11 3
St. Vincent And The Grenadines 1 1
Sweden 315 173
Switzerland 1,081 322
Syrian Arab Republic 1 0
Taiwan 214 126
Tanzania (United Republic Of) 1 0
Thailand 32 10
Trinidad and Tobago 6 2
Tunisia 5 0
Turkey 59 60
Turks And Caicos Islands 2 0
Uganda 1 0
Ukraine 22 4
United Arab Emirates 83 20
United Kingdom 1,741 675
United States Minor Outlying Islands 1 0
United States Of America 19,007 7,767
Uruguay 17 1
Vanuatu 2  
Venezuela ( Bolivarian Republic Of) 2 1
Viet Nam 22 6
Virgin Islands (British) 99 57
Virgin Islands ( U.S.) 2 1
West Indies 3 1
Anguilla 0 1
Guam 0 1
Iraq 0 1
Kazakhstan 0 1
Morocco 0 1
Papua New Guinea 0 1
San Marino 0 1
Yemen 0 1
Total 36,128 14,615

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 trademark applicants (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Applicant Number of applications filed
The Procter & Gamble Company 244
L'Oréal, Société Anonyme 198
Home Depot International, Inc. 158
Johnson & Johnson 154
Target Brands, Inc. 120
Unilever Canada Inc. 108
Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc. 96
Unilever PLC 91
Novartis AG 90
IGT, a legale ntity 86

Top 10 registrants

Top 10 trademark registrants (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Registrant Number of applications registered
The Procter & Gamble Company 173
L'Oréal, Société Anonyme 137
Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. 61
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited 39
Contitech USA, Inc. 36
Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG 36
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG 33
Cascades Canada Ulc 33
Johnson & Johnson 32
Canada Post Corporation 32

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Statement of opposition filed 1,005 924 873 1,084 1,176 887 801
Opposition decisions rendered 213 165 192 143 118 94 84
Section 45 notices issued 610 698 743 727 866 746 786
Section 45 decisions rendered 468 540 597 609 677 761 603
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