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Industrial design statistics: 2020 to 2021

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

These tables provide an overview of industrial design activity, based on the latest available statistics.

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Applications

Figure 1: Industrial design applications
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Industrial design applications 5,881 6,043 6,141 6,660 6,139 7,408 8,161

Disposals

Figure 2: Industrial design disposals
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Industrial design disposals 6,864 6,224 6,317 5,560 6,056 5,514 5,330

Turnaround times

Figure 3: Average industrial design turnaround times for registration
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Industrial designs turnaround time (in months) 11.8 10.5 9.8 10.5 12.7 13.7 13.6

Registrations by language

Industrial designs registered 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 6,338 5,538 5,489 4,658 5,435 5,282 4,866
French 134 132 202 85 107 161 229
Total 6,472 5,670 5,691 4,743 5,542 5,343 5,095

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Industrial design applications filed and industrial designs registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 66 26
British Columbia 101 62
Manitoba 11 5
New Brunswick 6 5
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 0
Northwest Territories 0 0
Nova Scotia 12 0
Nunavut 0 0
Ontario 363 158
Prince Edward Island 1 0
Quebec 219 102
Saskatchewan 4 2
Yukon 0 0
Total 784 360

Applications filed and registrations by origin as stated by the applicant

Industrial design applications filed and industrial designs registered by origin as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Origin Filed Registered
Albania 1 0
Andorra 7 0
Armenia 1 1
Australia 64 53
Austria 47 26
Barbados 2 12
Belgium 59 21
Brazil 3 3
Bulgaria 2 0
Canada 784 412
Cayman Islands 1 0
Chile 1 0
China 540 157
Croatia 24 2
Cyprus 16 34
Czech Republic 11 3
Denmark 50 59
Estonia 4 3
Finland 48 32
France 195 176
Germany 309 343
Hong Kong 18 21
Hungary 1 0
Iceland 0 1
India 3 10
Ireland 41 7
Israel 47 20
Italy 136 132
Japan 197 127
Jordan 10 0
Latvia 14 0
Lebanon 0 2
Liechtenstein 13 26
Lithuania 1 5
Luxembourg 107 27
Macao 0 1
Malaysia 1 1
Malta 256 121
Mexico 2 2
Monaco 2 0
Netherlands 143 78
New Zealand 44 62
Norway 55 14
Poland 12 11
Portugal 13 2
Republic Of Korea 145 99
Romania 2 0
Russia 11 5
Serbia 1 6
Singapore 8 8
Slovakia 2 0
Slovenia 18 25
South Africa 7 11
Spain 31 21
Sweden 135 90
Switzerland 536 267
Taiwan 9 18
The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia  2 0
Thailand   2
Turkey 48 17
Ukraine 7 5
United Arab Emirates 7 8
United Kingdom 238 156
United States Minor Outlying Islands 1 0
United States Of America 3,667 2,394
Vietnam 1 0
TOTAL 8,161 5,095

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 industrial design applicants (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Applicant Number of applications filed
Delta Faucet Company 253
Kronoplus Limited 230
Harry Winston SA 161
Magic Leap, Inc. 147
Apple Inc. 94
Paccar Inc. 93
Midea Group Co., Ltd. 88
JT International S.A 80
Teqball Holding S.A 72
Koninklijke Philips N.V 67

Top 10 registered proprietors

Top 10 industrial design registered proprietors (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Registered proprietors Number of applications registered
Delta Faucet Company 156
Kronoplus Limited 148
Harry Winston SA 111
Ford Global Technologies, LLC 65
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited 51
Amazon Technologies, Inc. 47
The Gillette Company LLC, 41
TBL Licensing LLC 37
LG Electronics LLC 36
Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC 35
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