COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
CAPITAL : ANKARA
LANGUAGE : TURKISH
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, MADRID PROTOCOL, TRADEMARK LAW TREATY, WIPO, PCT
The intellectual property office of Turkey is known as the Turkish Patent Institute.
PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS IN TURKEY:
1· National Registration - Direct with National Trademark Office
Please refer our Treaties section on International protection under Madrid System and Community Trademark Registration.
Therefore, to obtain protection in Turkey, there are three options from which the applicant can choose.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
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• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the trademark application is filed, it is examined regarding compliance with the conditions of filing.
Where an application has been found to be without defects or its deficiencies remedied and there having been no opposition to it within the prescribed period, the trademark application is registered and issued with a trademark Certificate of registration.
Pre – Registration: Usage of the trademark prior to filing of the registration application can help overcome the non-distinctiveness of the mark if any, so as to make it registrable.