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Design Patent Infringement and Penalties in Turkey
Imprisonment or fines shall be applied to those who make false statements in the fake capacity of the design right holder or those although not granted any authorization, who remove the signs on the goods or packages which evidence the design protection, or those who pretend that they are the applicant or the holder of any design right.
Although it is already known or should have been known that there never existed any proprietary right, those who transfer, issue, encumber or possess the licenses or any of the design rights or those who place any sign which may connote legally protected right onto the goods/ packages/ commercial documents/ advertisements manufactured by themselves or any other person or put on sale in the case of expiration of the protection period or null design rights or cease of the rights arising from registered design are sentenced to imprisonment and fines. In addition to the imprisonment and fines, in the case of infringement of the design rights, the place of businesses of those are closed for not less than one year and they are prohibited from dealing with commercial activities within the stipulated period.
Is Turkish Industrial Design Registration Valid in the World?
Registration of any industrial design provides national protection to the holders. In other words, the protection through registration is valid only within the boundaries of the country of registration. Therefore, if it is claimed to protect the design in more than one country, it is the best way to file an application to the offices in each of the countries where the protection is to be claimed, separately. However, since it has been observed recently that any separate application to each of the offices in such countries has led to several problems in terms of different application processes and use of different languages, there established systems that provide protection in more than one country through a single application to be made. For this specific purpose, The Hague Agreement Concerning International Deposit of Industrial Designs was put into effect in our country on January 01, 2005.
Legal Proceedings of Amendments to the Application and Registration of an Industrial Design?
It is possible to transfer the design application or the registered design to another person. In addition, the right of utilization obtained through design rights may be the subject of the license agreement, that is to say, it can be leased to another person by means of a contract. It is also possible to transfer the design rights to the successors through inheritance or to pledge the same. Such legal proceedings on the registered designs and the changes in address, title, or such other particulars of the holder of the design rights should be entered into the industrial design records in order to make such procedures meaningful in the vicinity of the third parties. Therefore, it is of great importance to notify such procedures and changes to the Turkish Patent Institute.
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Since its foundation in 1996, Ata Patent has been the choice of numerous clients throughout the World. At Ata Patent, we partner with our clients to grow their businesses by protecting their intellectual property with strategic planning, customized and scalable solutions, and cost-effective project management. We prosecute and maintain patents and trademarks across a variety of industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.
Ata Patent attorneys not only prosecute but also litigate patents, giving you a distinct advantage. Rather than merely process a patent, our attorneys anticipate evolving trends and assess the likelihood of future litigation. We scrutinize the marketplace, continually staying abreast of changes affecting a client’s business. For a free consultation, you may reach our IP litigation attorneys for design patent infringement in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.