MEB BROKE PATENT REGISTRATION RECORD IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2021The Ministry of National Education has exceeded its intellectual property rights goal
1157 of 3249 product registration applications of the vocational schools and institutions, BİLSEMs and Science High Schools were approved in the first nine months of 2021. Assessment of a majority of the other applications are still in progress.
1157 products registered in the first 9 months
Stating that vocational education, BİLSEMs and science high schools took important steps in the last year about intellectual property rights, Minister Özer said, "We have completed intellectual property rights training programs for administrative personnel and teachers organized in cooperation with the Turkish Patent and Brand Institution in 81 cities of the country. Moreover, we have established an intellectual property rights office as an affiliate to our Ministry in order to maintain coordination of activities carried out in 81 cities and give required support. I am happy to say that we have applied for the registration of a total of 3249 products of vocational education institutions, BİLSEMs and science high schools in the first nine months of this year and 1157 patents, useful models, designs and brands were registered.
Registration goal exceeded
Stressing that they want to raise awareness about intellectual property rights in secondary education institutions, Minister Özer went on to say: "We were aiming at registering at least one product of each science high school and BİLSEM. Our goal for vocational education is the registration of 250 products. We have achieved our goal in the first nine months and even exceeded by 54 percent. We gained important experience and culture about intellectual and industrial property rights in secondary schools and in our Ministry."
Minister Özer pointed out that BİLSEM students won awards in the EU Contest for Young Scientists adding that, "Our students made us proud. I sincerely congratulate them. It makes us happy to see our students make their dreams true."
Minister Özer thanked Chairman of Turkish Patent and Brand Institution Prof. Dr. Habip Asan for his support and Director General for Special Education and Guidance Services Mehmet Nezir Gül, Director General for Vocational and Technical Education Kemal Varın Numanoğlu and Director General for Secondary Education Halil İbrahim Topçu and directors of provincial national education of 81 cities for their hard work during this process.
The Ministry of National Education carried out intellectual property rights activities in vocational high schools, vocation training centers, BİLSEMs and science high schools.
In the first 9 months of 2021, BİLSEMs applied for the registration of 2206 products, 166 of them being for patent, 313 useful models, 1715 designs and 12 brands.