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 opposition 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 Opposition Services in Turkey
A trademark opposition is a proceeding in which one party is seeking to prevent the registration of another party’s trademark. If the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) approves that a trademark application meets the criteria of a trademark, the application will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
In this case, a trademark application will be published for 2 months. During this period of 2 months, real persons, legal entities and professional associations will be entitled to file an opposition before TPO to object to a trademark application on the grounds that they already own it, a trademark application is similar to their own trademark, or the trademark application breaches copyright, etc., provided that documents proving such allegation must be enclosed to such letter of objection.
To successfully prosecute an opposition, the opposer must plead and prove two things that he is likely to be damaged by a registration of the mark; and there are valid grounds as to why the trademark applicant is not entitled under law to register.
In terms of pleading, all the opposer needs to do is set forth in the notice of opposition a short statement showing how he would be damaged by the registration of the trademark, and state his grounds for opposition. The opposer is bound by the grounds pleaded in its notice. Neither administrative tribunals nor the courts will consider grounds not previously raised in the notice of opposition or cancellation.
Such opposition and the documents enclosed thereto will be sent to the applicant or its attorney in order to enable them to prepare an answer. The applicant or its attorney must present its answer to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within 1 month after receiving the above-mentioned opposition.
Both the opposition and its evidence documents and the answer given to it will be reviewed by the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPO.
Any person who believes that he would be damaged by the registration of a trademark may file an opposition before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within two months of the publication of said mark.
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.
Turkish Trademark Services
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
- Trademark opposition in Turkey
- 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 Opposition 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 opposition in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.