By Gokhan Ergocun
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received 52,280 trademark applications -- 46,732 of them domestic -- in the first five months of 2018.
In May, TurkPatent received 9,916 trademark applications, a 2.8 percent, year-on-year, decrease, according to TurkPatent's data released on Wednesday.
TurkPatent also received 6,517 patent applications -- 2,334 domestic and 4,183 foreign -- in the five-month period.
Applications increased by 4.3 percent, year-on-year, in May to reach 1,386.
Meanwhile, the office also received 1,245 utility models and 19,195 design applications during the period. Of them, 97.4 percent utility models and 84.5 design applications were domestic.
However, not all applications received a positive response.
By the end of May, 36,477 trademarks, 5,524 patents, 205 utility models and 20,205 designs were registered by TurkPatent.
Last year, 121,108 trademarks, 19,283 patents, 3,320 utility models and 46,854 design applications were made.
In 2017, a total of 10,424 patents, 85,573 trademarks, 44,214 designs and 2,088 utility models were registered by TurkPatent.
Since 2011, Turkey has received more trademark applications yearly than any other European country -- over 100,000.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.