It is obvious that the basic function and revenue source for the sustainability and development of the Technology Transfer Offices will be the Intellectual Property Rights. We have planned to contribute to the elimination of this deficiency by organizing the Cappadocia IP Days event taking into account the fact that the concept of Intellectual Property Rights is very new and not fully understood for our country. Our first international organization about Intellectual Property Rights was organised in Erciyes Technopark in November 2015. 12 Universities and TTOs and also large companies have participated. The founding partners of TPE, European IPR Helpdesk, PATBASE-Minesoft, Turkey's leading patent offices participated in this event.
Again, We have organised our 2016 organization with speakers from USA and Luxemburg. Cappadocia International IP Days, we have realized with the participation of 13 University TTOs, 4 large patent offices, 1 Law Office. In this organization, the Technology Transfer Office Module-4 (Intellectual Rights Module) workshop was held for the first time in Turkey to develop the university and TTO eco-system, and the problems that TTOs experienced in these issues were discussed and solutions were suggested. The Final Report created after the workshop was shared with the relevant institutions and organizations.
And we have organised our 2017 organization with even more speakers than past years. The event was arranged in Ürgüp Dinler Hotel in Cappadocia region on September 14-15, 2017.
This year we have made this business traditional by planning the second of Cappadocia International IP Days in Cappadocia region again. The organization will be held on 5-8 September 2018 with the participation of professionals from university TTOs in Turkey. Turkish Patent and Trademark Authority, Texas A & M University, European Patent Office (EPO), European IPR Helpdesk and Lexis-Nexis, as well as Ankara Patent, Destek Patent and Erdem Kaya Patent offices will attend the Cappadocia International IP Days. Cappadocia International IP Days planned three-day conferences, panels and workshops in the field of Intellectual / Industrial Property Rights. The topics to be emphasized throughout the event have been carefully selected to contribute to the development of TTO professionals and to gain experience in different fields and subjects. The organization, expected to be attended by technology transfer office intellectual property professionals of many universities in Turkey, will be held in Ürgüp Dinler Hotel in Cappadocia region on September 5-8, 2018. After the event, guided Cappadocia Tour will take place on September 8, 2018.
That is why we are looking forward to seeing you in Cappadocia International IP Days, where the issues of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights, which is the basis of technology transfer, will be examined in detail, the new Industrial Property Law No. 6769, which will be evaluated in terms of TTOs and where good practice examples will be told, we are very pleased with your support.