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Product outputs and client enquiries: 2020 to 2021

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

These tables provide an overview of our corporate activity, based on the latest available statistics.

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Product outputs

Applications
Applications 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 37,526 37,052 37,297 34,718 39,027 37,999 37,164
National 9,356 7,625 9,911 7,419 9,995 9,870 9,268
Patent Cooperation Treaty 28,170 29,427 27,386 27,299 29,032 28,129 27,896
Trademarks 51,181 53,232 55,446 60,322 63,442 68,385 76,168
Copyright 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765 12,547
Industrial designs 5,370 5,881 6,141 6,660 6,139 7,408 8,161
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Searching Authority 2,484 2,277 2,097 2,055 2,209 2,310 2,351
International Preliminary Examination Authority 268 280 225 189 187 175 144
Requests for examination
Requests for examination 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 28,776 28,596 28,199 28,046 30,163 28,209 28,193
Disposals
Disposals 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 36,370 32,422 32,635 31,629 29,757 27,046 28,585
Grants and registrations
Grants and registrations 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 23,748 22,494 26,960 24,204 23,093 21,005 22,451
Trademarks 25,613 33,026 34,164 26,226 24,917 57,743 21,350
Copyright 7,615 8,663 8,688 8,992 9,204 8,749 12,553
Industrial designs 6,472 5,670 5,691 4,743 5,542 5,343 5,095
Abandonments
Abandonments 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Trademarks 18,442 19,658 19,961 18,904 20,098 16,413 14,960
Copyright 18 16 19 10 7 10 4
Industrial designs 554 481 385 371 407 497 369
Maintenance and renewals
Maintenance and renewals 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 303,528 306,993 305,468 306,827 312,479 300,560 322,246
Trademarks 10,999 11,061 12,284 14,233 19,375 22,528 14,927
Industrial designs 2,976 3,205 3,291 2,714 2,783 4,121 4,110
Assignments
Assignments 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 38,499 39,932 33,877 34,616 36,203 34,464 29,477
Trademarks 11,804 13,954 15,782 13,008 12,713 10,922 17,076
Copyright 945 1,528 711 1,404 1,525 803 1,010
Industrial designs 1,606 4,038 2,713 1,835 1,104 1,036 1,196
Integrated circuit topographies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Client enquiries

Client enquiries
Enquiry 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Patents 12,757 13,969 12,337 12,770 11,754 13,428 14,084
Status requests 441 4,278 368 195 199 257 356
Trademarks 21,780 26,695 23,946 24,701 25,124 31,333 28,015
Copyright 5,023 4,553 4,089 4,199 3,996 3,913 4,269
Industrial designs 926 980 1,000 1,138 1,544 1,867 2,101
Integrated circuit topographies 10 14 15 13 3 6 1
General information 28,132 22,992 25,381 19,275 22,414 22,095 27,789
Total enquiries 69,069 73,463 67,136 62,291 65,034 72,899 76,615
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