Trademark

With the New Turkish Industrial Property (IP) Law No.6769 which has entered into force on 10 January 2017, the legislation with regard to the trademark proceedings has significantly changed; Main notable changes can be briefly described as follows; Scope of definition of trademarks broadened to encompass sounds, colors, packaging and product shape by eliminating the former graphical representation […]

Trademark Opposition With the New Turkish Industrial Property (IP) Law No.6769 which has entered into force on 10 January 2017, the Turkish Patent legislation with regard to the opposition proceedings has significantly changed; Main notable changes can be briefly described as follows; Bad-faith listed among absolute grounds for refusal and it can be directed in any oppositions/appeals before the […]

Trademark Renewal in Turkey Protection period of a registered trademark is ten years from the date of filing and renewable for periods of ten years in Turkey. The application for renewal may be filed within of six months prior to the expiration of the 10-year protection date or with a fine within the six subsequent […]

Trademark Watch in Turkey In order to provide a comprehensive and effective protection on your trademark rights, trademark applications which have been filed with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office or have been published in the Official Trademark Bulletin can be watched and the trademarks which are identical or similar to your trademarks can be […]

Please be advised that the following data must be provided for the actions in Turkey. Trademark Applications: • Name, address and nationality of the applicant • Power of attorney, “simply” signed and sealed by the applicant (notarization or legalization is not required); • List of goods and/or services, preferably in accordance with the latest edition of the Nice […]

What are the routes to obtain protection for a trademark in Turkey? Applicants may file a conventional trademark application or they may file an application under Madrid protocol designating Turkey. Who may apply in Turkey? Any natural and legal persons who accommodate or have industrial or commercial establishments in Turkey, or persons who are entitled […]

EFOR PATENT provides free consultancy on the availability / registrability of trademarks by a staff of experienced attorneys to determine and avoid any potential conflicts which may arise during the proceedings in Turkey.   Although it is not an obligatory, an extensive trademark search should be seen as a time and money saving proceeding since the […]