Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has authorized Izmir University of Economics (IUE) in generating higher value-added products via R&D studies. The TURKPATENT- Turkish Patent Information and Documentation Unit has been established within the University. The Unit, authorized by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and supported by IUE Embyroniks Technology Transfer Office, will be supporting the invention owners as well as providing training.
Prof. Dr. Can Şımga Muğan, Rector, Izmir University of Economics, stated that the University has become an authorized institution in accordance with the protocol with Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, and that they would be working on developing the intellectual property rights and patent portfolio of the region. Prof. Dr. Muğan said, “Researchers within the University as well as the organizations within our ecosystem will benefit from these processes that will be provided by TURKPATENT- Turkish Patent Information and Documentation Unit, which are required in generating higher value-added products as a result of R&D studies for the benefit of the society. The organizations will be able to access information more easily with the interface to be established within the unit”.
Prof. Dr. Muğan pointed out that the University was established based on an entrepreneurial spirit mindset and they aimed to meet the needs in all stages from development of ideas among students, academicians, and industry shareholders to project conceptualism, from scientific technology to production. “Izmir Sciencepark is creating value through technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation between the University and industry. TURKPATENT-Turkish Patent Information and Documentation Unit aims to provide all kinds of information and documents on intellectual property rights for both the academicians and students at the University and the companies and industrial organizations within Izmir Sciencepark. It will support patent, utility models, industrial design, and trademark registration application processes. Parties will have easy access to all kinds of information and documents on national and international intellectual property rights legislation. Also, the Unit will be organizing training courses to be conducted by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office periodically,” said the Rector.