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Trademark Opposition in Turkey

Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of trademark attorneys in Turkey to help clients to file a trademark opposition in Turkey fast. We assist clients to obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, design patents, and utility models.

Ata Patent trademark attorneys have been providing advocacy and legal consultancy services regarding trademark application and registration, trademark opposition in Turkey, and trademark cancellation, invalidity, and compensation cases with the experience and knowledge they have gained since 1996.

Our trademark services are; search, application, registration, assignment, renewals, refusals, and protection such as IP litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, infringement, monitoring, and IP licensing.

Trademark Opposition in Turkey

Services for Trademark Opposition in Turkey

A trademark opposition in Turkey 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 (TPTO) 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 TPTO 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 objection petition.

To successfully prosecute a trademark opposition in Turkey, 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 TPTO.

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.

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 various industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.

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.

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