Turkey has been 4th fastest growing country on branding, announced World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
According to WIPO's World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012, Turkey became one of the five countries that grew most on brand, industrial design and useful model patent fields in 2009-2011.
Turkey overtook EU on trademark applications and outscored US and Germany on industrial design applications.
WIPO report shows that while the global economy continued to underperform, intellectual property (IP) filings worldwide kept growing strongly in 2011. It also found that China's patent office became the largest in the world, as measured by the number of patent applications received. China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) overtook the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2011 to become the largest patent office in the world, after having surpassed the Japan Patent Office (JPO) in 2010. In the 100 years period until 2011, only three patent offices – Germany, Japan and the United States - had occupied the position of largest office.
WIPO's World Intellectual Property Indicators provide a wide range of indicators covering various areas of intellectual property: patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant varieties protection. It draws on data from national and regional IP offices, WIPO, the World Bank and UNESCO.