NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INDUSTRIAL RIGHTS IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXCEEDED 10 THOUSAND IN 10 MONTHSMinister of National Education Mahmut Özer stated that vocational and technical education institutions affiliated to the Ministry broke a record in registration applications as a part of their intellectual and property rights activities adding that, "Number of registration applications which was 1,097 in January of 2022 increased by ten times and reached 10 thousand and 61 within ten months and number of registered productions which was 221 increased by six times and reached 1,389 during the same period."
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said that the Ministry has been carrying out raising awareness campaigns in vocational and technical education institutions about the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights of original works, projects, new products and designs and shared following information:
"Number of applications of vocational and technical education institutions as a part of patent, useful model, design and brand activities was 1,097 in January 2022 and this figure increased by ten times and exceeded 10 thousand. Number of registered products of these institutions increased by six times since January 2022 and increased from 221 to 1,389."
Özer noted that like other types of high schools, vocational and technical education institutions made important achievement about intellectual property rights and shared following information about application and registration figures between January and November 2022:
"Number of patent registration applications which was 296 in January reached 537 in November, number of useful model registration applications which was 395 in January increased to 1,023 in November, number of design registration applications which was 144 reached 7,379 and number of brand registration applications which was 262 increased to 1,122. Since January 2022, the number of registered patents increased from 12 to 18, number of registered useful models increased from 16 to 57, number of registered designs increased from 110 to 982 and number of registered brands increased from 83 to 332."
Minister Özer said that after the lifting of barriers imposed during the February 28 process, vocational high schools reached an advanced level, started to export their products and wrote a success story.
Özer went on to say that, "We are passing through a time when academically successful students prefer vocational high schools and vocational high schools make important achievements in patent, useful model, brand and design registrations as a result of R&D activities and cooperation with the private sector."