Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Turkish patent attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including European patent validation in Turkey.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
European Patent Validation in Turkey
All the processes of the European patent application (examination of the structure, search, publication, investigation, registration decision, and opposition) are executed by European Patent Office (EPO).
European Patent validation affords the same level of legal protection as a national patent; if it is filed in the designated countries within 3 months from the mention of the grant decision on the European Patent Bulletin and it is valid for 20 years from the filing date.
A granted European Patent can be validated in Turkey with a single application and registration procedure, upon translation of the specification into Turkish and submission of the other requirements.
Moreover, it is possible to enable the European Patent application to have effect with regard to third parties within Turkey, by submitting a Turkish translation of the claims to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office during the application stage of the European Patent which is to be published in the official bulletin.
The information and documents required for validation of European Patent according to Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents in Turkey dated 9 January 2001 are as follows:
For provisional protection under Article 67 EPC, the translation of the claims in Turkish and payment of a required fee are necessary. The provisional protection arises when the translation of the claims is made available to; the public via the Official Patent Bulletin of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
The following information must be provided with the translation of the claims:
- EP application and publication numbers
- EP application and publication dates
- names and addresses of the applicants and inventors
- the title of the invention
- the IPC codes
- the abstract
- drawing(s) if available
- priority data if applicable
For validation of a European patent in Turkey, the Turkish translation of the European Patent Specification must be filed within 3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
In addition to the above data the number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned and B1 Publication must be provided with the translation of the European Patent Specification. Power of Attorney is not officially required.
Turkish Patent Services
Our experienced patent attorneys excel both in protecting patent assets and in enforcing and protecting patent rights in litigation. Each of the lawyers within our IP law firm is a member of the Istanbul Bar and has been recognized as a top lawyer in this field.
Ata Patent offers our clients the full range of patent services:
- Patent application in Turkey
- European Patent Validation in Turkey
- PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of patents in Turkey
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Patent infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and appeals
Reach us for European Patent Validation in Turkey
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 various industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.