Raising the profile of IP


Raising the profile of IP

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The Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) is seeking to increase the awareness of IP in the country, as it has sometimes attracted a poor reputation for problems such as counterfeiting. WIPR spoke to TPI president Habip Asan about the work of the organisation.

Habip Asan, president and chairman of the Turkish Patent Institute (TPI), says that the awareness of intellectual property in Turkey is still not high enough.

The TPI, which is due to be renamed the Turkish Patent and Trademark Authority this year, plays a vital role in making sure the awareness of IP keeps improving. Through different approaches, the TPI has already increased the number of IP applicants and the organisation is also looking to become more involved in the international arena of IP.

“The TPI not only processes applications and grants rights but also disseminates knowledge and information,” says Asan.

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