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Trademark statistics: 2020 to 2021

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
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Trademark applications 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442 68,385 76,168

Disposals

Figure 2: Trademark disposals
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Trademark disposals 44,150 52,718 54,541 45,192 45,076 74,156 36,310

Turnaround times

Figure 3: Average turnaround times for trademark registrations
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Trademark turnaround time (in months) 28.7 27.4 26.5 28.2 29.8 35.3 34.2

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 2020 to 2021
English 47,541 49,213 51,327 56,018 59,315 63,209 70,532
French 3,640 4,019 4,119 4,304 4,127 5,176 5,636
Total 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442 68,385 76,168

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Trademark applications filed and trademarks registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 2,883 670
British Columbia 5,207 1,164
Manitoba 552 156
New Brunswick 236 69
Newfoundland and Labrador 90 24
Northwest Territories 13 2
Nova Scotia 390 112
Nunavut 3 2
Ontario 14,678 3,362
Prince Edward Island 65 15
Quebec 5,970 1,531
Saskatchewan 534 83
Yukon 15 2
Total 30,636 7,192

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 2020 to 2021)
Origin Filed Registered
Albania 5 2
Algeria 3 0
Andorra 2 1
Anguilla 1 0
Antigua And Barbuda 2 0
Argentina 19 10
Armenia 7 6
Aruba 1 0
Australia 1,180 302
Austria 215 61
Bahamas 17 2
Barbados 33 10
Belarus 18 0
Belgium 277 58
Belize 0 2
Bermuda 46 16
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius And Saba 1 0
Bosnia And Herzegovina 1 0
Brazil 68 15
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 0
Bulgaria 30 4
Cambodia 1 0
Canada 30,636 7,192
Cayman Islands 93 48
Channel Islands 0 4
Chile 57 18
China 8,205 943
Colombia 27 8
Costa Rica 3 2
Croatia 25 2
Cuba 9 3
Curaçao 9 4
Cyprus 80 14
Czech Republic 58 11
Democratic People's Republic Of Korea 4 0
Denmark 284 129
Dominican Republic 2 0
Ecuador 4 4
Egypt 5 0
El Salvador 1 1
Equatorial Guinea 1 0
Estonia 35 5
Fiji 5 0
Finland 191 80
France 1,680 558
Georgia 7 1
Germany 2,073 752
Gibraltar 7 6
Greece 38 8
Guatemala 4 1
Guernsey 5 2
Guyana 0 1
Hong Kong 468 154
Hungary 25 14
Iceland 20 3
India 206 66
Indonesia 28 3
Iran (Islamic Republic Of) 17 7
Iraq 0 1
Ireland 315 60
Isle Of Man 9 8
Israel 233 74
Italy 960 306
Jamaica 11 0
Japan 1,317 454
Jersey 4 1
Jordan 22 2
Kazakhstan 6 0
Kenya 2 2
Kuwait 13 2
Laos 1 0
Latvia 25 1
Lebanon 8 6
Liechtenstein 37 12
Lithuania 39 6
Luxembourg 147 65
Macau 1 1
Malaysia 33 9
Malta 53 23
Marshal Islands 2 0
Mauritania 1 0
Mauritius 19 1
Mexico 162 46
Monaco 42 4
Mongolia 1 1
Morocco 59 1
Netherlands 484 229
New Zealand 239 52
Nigeria 3 0
Norway 117 56
Oman 2 1
Pakistan 14 2
Panama 25 8
Paraguay 0 1
Peru 7 1
Philippines 25 7
Poland 102 22
Portugal 65 44
Puerto Rico 12 2
Qatar 8 1
Republic Of Korea 1,028 171
Moldova 4 0
Romania 14 1
Russia 229 16
Saint Kitts And Nevis 0 1
Samoa 1 1
San Marino 4 0
Saudi Arabia 15 4
Serbia 15 0
Seychelles 10 2
Singapore 256 64
Slovakia 9 0
Slovenia 22 6
South Africa 40 15
Spain 427 138
Sri Lanka 8 2
Sweden 439 153
Switzerland 1,188 465
Syria 12 1
Taiwan 220 74
Tanzania 0 1
Thailand 37 9
Trinidad And Tobago 5 0
Tunisia 9 2
Turkey 218 22
Turks And Caicos Islands 2 0
Ukraine 74 8
United Arab Emirates 100 27
United Kingdom 2,043 730
United States Of America 18,775 7,337
Uruguay 2 10
Uzbekistan 1 0
Venezuela 1 0
Viet Nam 36 9
Virgin Islands (British) 58 36
Virgin Islands, U.S. 1 0
Total  76,168 21,350

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 trademark applicants (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Applicant Number of applications filed
L'OREAL 277
LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD. 145
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 128
NOVARTIS AG 123
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 122
HOME DEPOT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 121
UNILEVER CANADA INC. 120
APPLE INC. 117
SPRING MEADOW NURSERY, INC. 113
PETSMART HOME OFFICE, INC.  111

Top 10 registered owners

Top 10 trademark registered owners (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Registered Owner Number of applications registered
TARGET BRANDS, INC. 215
IGT, A LEGAL ENTITY 156
HOME DEPOT INTERNATIONAL, INC. 124
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED 77
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY 71
LIDL STIFTUNG & CO. KG 70
GOOGLE LLC 60
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 58
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH TRADING CO. 54
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 52
L'OREAL, SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME 52

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics

Trademarks Opposition Board operational statistics
Operational statistics 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Statement of opposition filed 873 1,084 1,176 887 801 654 462
Opposition decisions rendered 192 143 118 94 84 99 115
Section 45 notices issued 743 727 866 746 786 702 615
Section 45 decisions rendered 597 609 677 761 603 561 470
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