The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) received 84,429 trademark applications — 74,748 of them domestic — in the first nine months of 2018.

In September, TurkPatent received 7,863 trademark applications, down 5.9 percent year-on-year, according to TurkPatent data released on Monday.

TurkPatent also received 12,202 patent applications — 4,463 domestic and 7,739 foreign — in the first nine months, up 2.8 percent on a yearly basis.

Meanwhile, the office received 1,984 utility models and 29,930 design applications during the first three quarters of the current year.

Last year, 121,108 trademarks, 19,283 patents, 3,320 utility models, and 46,854 design applications were made.

Since 2011, Turkey has received more trademark applications annually than any other European country — over 100,000.