Ata Patent is a globally recognized Turkish IP law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. 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. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey, European Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.
Ata Patent’s Patent Team has been protecting clients’ intellectual property since 1996. We make it our business to intimately know our client businesses; venturing well beyond the traditional patent prosecution processes of other firms to realize unforeseen opportunities. More than eighty percent of our lawyers are registered patent attorneys with proficiency in virtually every technical field. Many of our attorneys bring business experience or advanced degrees in science and engineering to client matters, combining extensive legal knowledge with practical and technical experience. We understand the mechanics of product design, manufacturing, and distribution, counseling clients in both consumer and commercial markets.
Ata Patent’s Turkish 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.
Our clients are as geographically diverse as the industries in which they operate. We work extensively with businesses overseas and have strong alliances with firms in dozens of countries. This global perspective allows us to strategically evaluate new markets and distribution channels to maximize your patent portfolio investments.
Our Turkish Patent Attorneys excel in all aspects of intellectual property counseling, problem-solving, and litigation. On the front end, our lawyers direct best practices for the identification, protection, registration, and licensing of intellectual property. When circumstances change, our lawyers stand ready to assist you in protecting your intellectual property assets and enforcing your intellectual property rights. When disputes arise, our seasoned, court-tested litigators provide top-notch representation that never loses sight of our client’s long-term interests.
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.
We’re Turkish Patent Attorneys
While Ata Patent’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a patent so as to secure a patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from the market share. In other cases, this may involve the filing of defensive patents to ensure that a client can operate in a space uninhibited by their competitors. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.
We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees, inventors, and engineers understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the patentability process, including procedures on documenting the conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursuing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued patent is as defensible as possible.
One critical component to developing a patent portfolio with the greatest possible value to a particular client is to monitor the direction of research and the types of patents that are being filed. All too often, companies expend resources pursuing non-core technology that does not fit into any identified strategy of the company.
In another regard, we assist our clients in assessing possible commercial return on investment in the inventions for which patents are sought. Owners of intellectual property rights must insure that they do not fall into the trend of expending a significant amount of resources that only yield an incremental increase in the owner’s patent portfolio.
The firm provides patent law prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.
Turkish Patent Services
Intellectual Property has come to constitute ever-increasing value in today’s competitive, technology-dominated markets. Our experienced Patent Team excels 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.
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Counseling, including patent use and portfolio management
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving patents
- Patent infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
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 a variety of industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPO. For a complimentary consultation, you may reach our patent attorneys for European patent validation in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.