Turkey

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – multiclass application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

2 months from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Berne Convention, Paris Convention, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, Apostille Convention


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, certified

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, notarized and Apostilled

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, notarized and Apostilled

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, notarized and Apostilled

What you need to know

  • License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

May be searched by subject matter, patentee name, title, international classification and priority/PCT number

EXAMINATION

As to form and novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability

PUBLICATION

Published in the Official Patent Bulletin

OPPOSITION

6 months from grant

ANNUITIES

Due upon national filing and every year on the anniversary of the actual filing date

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the international filing date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Specifications in English, with Turkish translation
  • Formal drawing
  • Copy of PCT application and publication
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name, legalized
  • For change of address, no additional documents are required

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, legalized

What you need to know

  • The assignment price must be indicated in the agreement

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

5 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, and distinctiveness

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Admissible

RENEWAL

Allowed for four consecutive terms of 5 years each


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, simply signed
  • Specifications describing the design
  • Drawings, paintings, graphics, photographic or similar representations of the design
  • Statement to indicate the specific date of disclosure of an industrial design to the public
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

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