Violations of Trademark Rights in Turkey

The registration of any trademark does not provide any additional protection but solely functions as the determination and registration of a right. So, in case of unfair utilization of the trademark by the others and violations of the trademarks, the holder of the trademark should monitor such unfair utilization and prevent the violations based on the rights stemming from the registered trademark through the judicial procedures at the competent courts.

Penalties to be Applicable in Case of Violations on the Trademark Rights

Depending on the nature of the offence, imprisonment for a period of 1 to 4 years, fine amounting to 15.570 to 51.150 New Turkish Lira (YTL), and closure of the business place not less than 1 year and prohibition from commercial activities are the applicable penalties.

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