With our new patent applications in 2014, the number of patents in our portfolio which are mostly international, has increased to 176.
15 of those new patent applications are national and 14 are international covering Europe, the US, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and China. In addition to 5 existing applications that are pending, 50 patent applications from previous years were officially published in 2014.
Moreover, trademark applications were filed with the Turkish Patents Institute for 3 new products.
Our Legal Department continues to make sure that Kordsa’s intellectual property rights are protected through Confidentiality Agreements in collaborations, joint research and development activities and projects with national-international partnership our R&D Center is frequently involved in.