Turkey has leaped forward in the field of industrial property seeing a year-on-year rise in trademark, patent, utility model and design applications, the industry and technology minister said Wednesday.

“Compared to the previous year, the number of applications increased by 11% in domestic patents, 8% in utility models, 13% in trademark and 11% in designs,” Mustafa Varank told Anadolu Agency.

Varank stressed that the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received 134,353 trademark applications last year.

Companies operating in information and communication technologies, white goods, automotive, and electronics rank first in domestic patent applications.

“This is actually a result

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