(WIPO code: CA) (last revised November 2020)

by SMART & BIGGAR IP AGENCY CO., Patent and Trademark Agents, Vancouver

General Information

Area

9,984,670 sq. km.

Population

37,971,020 (estimated April 2020).

Capital

Ottawa, Ontario.

Languages

English, French (both official).

Currency

Canadian dollar (CAD); 100cents = $ 1.00; the Canadian dollar has a value of approximately 0.75 U.S. dollar (October 2020).

Trading partners

Ranked by total trade: the United States of America, the European Union and China.

Primary industries

The gross domestic product at basic prices in 2019 was $1,971,300 million of chained dollars (2012). Exports of goods from Canada in 2019 totaled $2,197,502 million. Exports of services from Canada in 2019 totaled $485,855 million. Main exports are consumer goods, energy products, metal and non-metallic mineral products, industrial chemicals and plastic products, forestry products, and motor vehicles and parts.

General Remarks

Canada is the largest country in the western hemisphere and second largest in the world. Canada has a federal political system, with ten provincial governments, three territorial governments, and a federal government.

 

Statistics (2018-2019) Filed Granted
Patents 39,027 23,093
Trademarks 63,442 24,917
Copyright 9,209 9,204
Designs 6,139 5,542