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Rising Statistics: Trademark Filings in Turkey

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published the World Intellectual Property Indicators report 2018, which shows the global demand for IP tools in 2017 (see https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_941_2018.pdf).

Some of the statistics provided by WIPO concerning trademark activities in Turkey in 2017 are as follows[i]:

  • The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office was the 9th most active national office in terms of the number of trademark applications (class count)[ii].

  • In Turkey, business services topped the list of industry sectors, accounting for 21% of all trademark filing activity. Agriculture was the second highest sector accounting for 17% of all trademark filing activity while research and technology ranked third accounting for 11% of all trademark filing activity.

  • In 2017, the number of trademark registrations in force in Turkey was 945,154 (class count), indicating an annual growth rate of 9.4%.

  • The number of trademark applications (class count) submitted in Turkey was 247,474, indicating an annual growth rate of 8.9%.

  • The non-resident share in trademark applications (class count) in Turkey was 13%.

[i] WIPO (2018). World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018. Geneva: World Intellectual Property Organization.

[ii] This is a tool used by WIPO to make trademark registration activity internationally comparable as some offices allow single-class filing only, meaning that applicants have to file a separate application for each class.

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