Number of Patent Applications Peaks
According to the Turkish Patent Institute, the number of patent applications increased as compared to 2006. In 2006, there were 5165 patent applications both domestic and foreign, 49 % more than in the previous year, while there were 6189 patent applications in 2007, nearly 20 % more than in 2006.
Germany was the country of origin with the most applications (1,158), followed by the U.S. with 635 applications.
More information on intellectual property statistics may be found at www.tpe.gov.tr