Ata Patent Inc. 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 trademark attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including filing an opposition against trademark refusals in Turkey. Our Turkish trademark attorneys provide a broad range of trademark services including; search, application, registration, assignment, renewal and protection such as litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, infringement, monitoring, and 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, Gittigidiyor, 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, and domains, and scam sites. We understand how new technologies affect brand strategies, including social media, contextual advertising, and affiliate network advertising.
Trademark Refusals Services in Turkey
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) reviews each trademark application, and if it 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 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 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 a 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 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 either “application will proceed” or “application will partially proceed” or “application rejected“.
Other Trademark Services in Turkey
Ata Patent’s Turkish trademark lawyers handles 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 application in Turkey
- Trademark refusals in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in the 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 including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical. Today more than ever, a business’ unique identity, reputation, and brand provide 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 market place.
To permit our clients to capitalize on their brands and trademarks, Ata Patent’s Turkish trademark 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 jurisdictions around the world.
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, 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.