Design Renewal in Turkey

The duration of a registered design is five years from the filing date of the design application and a registered design can be protected for a maximum term of 25 years on the condition that the extension fees are paid for consecutive periods of 5 years.

According to Article 192 of the Turkish IP Law No. 6769 published in the Official Gazette dated 10/01/2017 and numbered 29944, in the periods related to the design renewal operations to be made after January 10, 2018, the “the day in which the protection period ends”  shall be taken into account instead of “last day of the month in which the protection period ends”.

In this context, it is necessary to pay attention to the application dates in order not to suffer the loss of rights in design renewal processes.

An application for renewal must be filed during the last 6 months preceding the expiration of the protection period. If an application is not filed within the above mentioned 6-month period, the design may still be renewed within the 6 months following the expiration date, by paying a fine.

EFOR PATENT sends periodic reminders for payment during these 6 months and the subsequent 6 months with fine. Your renewal instructions may be received via efor@eforpatent.com

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