National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

The Role of Industrial Property in the National Technology Initiative

Recent developments have once again revealed the importance of Türkiye’s economic and technological independence. For this reason, the “National Technology Initiative” roadmap, which has emerged to increase our country’s competitiveness and nationalize critical technologies, has vital importance. Strengthening the intellectual capital of our country, and in particular, the industrial property portfolio is an important issue to be considered in achieving the goals of the “National Technology Initiative”. Technological developments and innovative activities have become the main factors that determine the direction of economic growth and global competition in today’s society, where the countries that have knowledge and can control it are accepted as powerful. To foster innovative technological progress and to support economic growth, we must encourage the creation of products resulting from intelligence and creativity. To do so, there is a need for a strong industrial property system. Without industrial property protection, businesses and individuals will not be able to take full advantage of their inventions and will spend less time on research and development. Strengthening our country’s industrial property portfolio with the vision of the “National Technology Initiative” is one of the fundamental steps that will pave the way for original and innovative products on a global scale in our country. In line with this goal, as the Turkish Patent and Trademark Institution, we continue to work on more efficient use of our country’s industrial property capacity and commercialization activities that will turn into economic value. As the Turkish Patent and Trademark Institution, while carrying out the registration activities in our country regarding the patents-utility models, trademarks, designs, geographical indications and designations of origin, and integrated circuit topographies, that constitute the industrial property rights, on the other hand, we contribute to the effective protection and commercialization of industrial property rights by raising awareness of industrial property in all segments of society, and we serve the economic and technological development of our country in accordance with the “National Technology Initiative”. Patent data, which is accepted as one of the most important indicators of technological developments in today’s world, increases its strategic importance day by day. In this study, the analysis of the current situation of our country in the field of industrial property is discussed together with some indicators of industrial property. In addition, the activities that we carry out as a national office are also included.

Cemil Başpınar
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch13