Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of trademark lawyers in Turkey to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including trademark refusals 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 Refusals in Turkey

Trademark Refusals Services in Turkey

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) reviews each trademark application, and if concludes that the application has the characteristics needed to be a trademark i.e. if it distinguishes the goods or services of a given business from the goods or services of another business, does not look like a trademark already registered or for which a registration application is pending, does not state type, choice, nature, quality, quantity, purpose, value and geographical source, is not a sign used by everybody in commercial activities, does not contain a religious value or symbol, and is not contrary to the public order and general morality, TPO will decide to publish the application in the Official Trademark Bulletin.

If a trademark application is refused by TPO’s one of the trademark examiners after such review, the applicant is entitled to appeal the said refusal by filing an appeal petition to the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPO within 2 months from the date on which the said refusal has been notified to the applicant. If the applicant does not use this right within 2 months, its application will be canceled and its right to appeal will be revoked.

If TPO approves that a trademark application meets the criteria described above, it 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 3 months. During this period of 3 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.

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, so that REEB will decide whether “application will proceed” or “application will partially proceed” or “application rejected“.

Steps for Trademark Applications in Turkey

The trademark services we offer our clients begin at a mark’s inception. At the first stage of the development of a branding strategy, we provide assistance in the identification of potential marks. In today’s crowded market, choosing potential marks that can mature into a unique, competitive brand name is often daunting, particularly when there is a desire to marry a mark with an available domain name.

We offer educational seminars on the proper selection of trademarks. In this early stage of development, we also conduct clearance searches to determine the availability of trademarks. We offer our clients proactive advice during the selection process and render clearance opinions on marks of interest. We draw upon our extensive litigation experience to guide our approach to counseling, prosecution, enforcement, ad review, and due diligence.

Of course, brand recognition is often more than just a word or logo. Ata Patent attorneys have significant experience in trade dress, package design, graphics, product configuration, collective membership marks, certification marks, trade names, Internet domain names, and even the use of color or sound as a trademark.

Further, our counsel draws upon the interplay between intersecting bodies of intellectual property law, such as copyrights, design patents, and utility patents. For example, we have experience in handling the full scope of Internet and e-commerce issues that can erode one’s trademark rights, including data mining, hyper-linking, domain name disputes, metatags, cyber-squatting, pay-for-placement, and web-related copyright and trademark infringement.

We Apply & Register Trademarks Fast & For Less

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.

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
  • Trademark search
  • Trademark renewals
  • Trademark refusals in Turkey
  • Selection and clearance of trademarks
  • Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in Turkey and Europe
  • Principal and supplemental registrations
  • Counseling, including trademark use and portfolio management
  • Transactions, such as licensing, distribution, private labeling, and franchising
  • Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
  • Trademark infringement analysis
  • Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
  • Turkish Patent Institute litigation, including opposition and cancellation

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 Code, known as the statute that encompasses trademarks.

The services of Ata Patent’s Turkish trademark attorneys 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.

We’re Turkish Trademark Attorneys

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.

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.

Trademark Services in Turkey

Reach us for Trademark Refusals 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 refusals in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.