Canada’s Intellectual Property Ecosystem (2021)


Intellectual property rights include trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and copyrights. IP products, the marketable knowledge resulting from R&D, comprised 1.87% – roughly $37 billion – of Canada’s gross domestic product in 2019.

In “Canada’s Intellectual Property Ecosystem Map (2021)”, we provide the most comprehensive tool for understanding the key Canadian stakeholders, salient data points,  and flows of resources in the commercialization of new knowledge and ideas.

Identify the gaps, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in Canada’s IP ecosystem

The map illustrates:

  • Federal, provincial and municipal programs and initiatives related to intellectual property
  • Federally funded not-for-profits involved in IP and entrepreneurial support
  • Provincial innovation rankings
  • Patent, trademark and copyright data
  • Higher education policies, programs and R&D spending
  • Data on private sector IP
  • Imports and exports of IP
  • Global patent comparisons with Canada
  • Arrows displaying flows of money, people, information and material between stakeholder groups

With this map, you and your team will be able to identify the key players in IP management, salient data points on IP in the Canadian private sector, as well as programs and initiatives for gaining IP awareness and education.

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