As mentioned earlier this month, about 50,000 trademark applications were filed in Canada in 2012. Of these, about 20% were filed in-house or without an agent (about the same as in 2011). Gowlings, Smart & Biggar and Bereskin & Parr were the firms that filed the most trademark applications. Check out my list of the 50 firms/agents that filed the most applications in 2012.
Removing the applications filed in-house or without an agent, according to my analysis the top-5 firms that filed the most applications in 2012 were:
- Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonaugh
- Bereskin & Parr
- Borden Ladner Gervais
These five firms filed approximately 25% of all the marks filed in 2012. For those interested, please compare my 2011 (and 2010) list with the 2012 list. I have attempted to address different firm spellings/name changes but have not consolidated filings made by individuals within a firm that are recorded by CIPO under the individual. Please let me know of any discrepancies or errors.