Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of trademark lawyers in Turkey to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including filing a trademark assignment in Turkey. Our trademark attorneys also provide services for; search, application, registration, assignment, renewals, refusals, and protection such as IP litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, infringement, monitoring, and IP licensing.
Clients trust us with their Turkish and global trademark portfolios, which often contain hundreds of marks because we are known for devising strong, enforceable brands. When our clients’ brands are threatened, we handle infringement, dilution, unfair competition, and other trademark disputes in all legal forums, and the removal of infringements on social media, websites, and online retailers such as Hepsiburada, N11, and Amazon Turkey.
Trademark registrations are now more important than ever given that trademark registration rights are required to remove infringements on social media, online retail sites, domains, and scam sites. We understand how new technologies affect brand strategies, including social media, contextual advertising, and affiliate network advertising.
Trademark Assignment in Turkey
Ata Patent’s Turkish trademark attorneys have represented both the assignees and assignors in various trademark assignments for trademarks that were registered in Turkey. Our attorneys sometimes prepared assignment agreements for our clients and follow up on the assignment procedures. In some cases, our attorneys proceeded with an assignment that was prepared in the assignee/assignor’s country.
In general, trademarks are typically transferred by assignment during the acquisition of a business or business division, and when a business attempts to gain greater, more senior rights in a certain mark to gain an advantage over a competitor. Both scenarios can foster an invalid transfer of a trademark regardless of the intentions of the parties involved.
In the business acquisition, the buyer of a business reasonably expects to receive the trademarks that represent the acquired business and serve as the repository of goodwill for the business. If the trademark is one that is recognized by the customers of the acquired business, or any portion of the public, then it is an asset with substantial value, albeit one that is difficult to quantify.
Similarly, the seller of a business should reasonably expect to part with the attendant trademarks that promote and identify the business and may expect to receive a premium for them if the trademarks are particularly well known within a definable market. Properly executed, a trademark assignment allows the assignee to step into the shoes of the assignor, gaining whatever goodwill the assignor has built up, and whatever priority the assignor has in the mark against others.
The second situation, the priority contest, usually results from a declared or impending trademark infringement dispute, where two or more businesses using the same trademark are competing for the sole ownership rights to the mark. Because trademark rights in Turkey are determined by priority in time, an enterprising company will often attempt to acquire an assignment of an older, identical trademark in order to establish a pattern of use that predates that of its competitors. Sometimes the buyer in this situation will intend to use the purchased trademark as a part of its business. Typically, the purchaser in this scenario intends to buy a form of priority as an asset.
We Prepare Trademark Applications Fast
Ata Patent handles trademark applications in Turkey, opposition against a trademark application, and trademark infringement lawsuits for a wide range of companies. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions. Further, we manage our trademark practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.
To permit our clients to capitalize on their brands and trademarks, Ata Patent attorneys assist our clients in identifying, evaluating, and protecting important trademark properties to help them achieve the most effective protection for their proprietary trademarks and service marks. Further, we help our clients develop coherent brand strategies for registering and protecting their marks, in both the manner and jurisdictions that afford the greatest protection and in the context of their business goals and their budgets. In this regard, our attorneys manage multinational trademark portfolios and work with an extended network of trademark attorneys and agents in every significant market and jurisdiction around the world.
Ata Patent global trademark counseling incorporates all of the various registration vehicles available to its clients. Our attorneys have routinely counseled clients on the pros and cons of the international registration system for trademarks. Likewise, we work with our clients to develop strategies for “first to file” countries and “first to use” countries, as well as “use-based” countries and “intent-to-use” countries. And of course, our attorneys have an intimate knowledge of the Turkish Trademarks Applications Code, known as the statute that encompasses trademarks.
The services of Ata Patent’s trademark lawyers go beyond the protection and defense of trademarks to the broader field of unfair competition law, including trade dress infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, misappropriation, passing off, defamation, right of publicity, parody, counterfeiting, and related issues.
Trademark Services in Turkey
Ata Patent’s Turkish trademark attorneys handle trademarks for a wide range of companies, large, small, domestic, and foreign in Turkey. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions. Further, we manage our trademark practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.
Collectively, Ata Patent offers our clients the full range of legal services encompassed by a branding strategy:
- Trademark applications
- Trademark appeals
- Trademark assignment in Turkey
- Trademark opposition
- Trademark search
- Trademark renewals
- Trademark refusals in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in Turkey
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Counseling, including trademark use and portfolio management
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
- Trademark infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
Establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical in an economy driven by brand recognition. Today more than ever, a business’ unique identity, reputation, and brand provide a tangible return on investment and a critical competitive advantage. A well-thought-out and executed branding strategy can yield significant income based on the perception of one’s trademarks in the marketplace.
Reach us for Trademark Assignment 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 free consultation, you may reach our trademark attorneys for trademark assignment in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.