Ata Patent 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 patent & trademark attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including patents in Turkey. Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in TurkeyEuropean Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.

Ata Patent’s Patent Team has been protecting clients’ intellectual property since 1996. We make it our business to intimately know our client businesses; venturing well beyond the traditional patent prosecution processes of other firms to realize unforeseen opportunities. More than eighty percent of our lawyers are registered patent attorneys with proficiency in virtually every technical field. Many of our attorneys bring business experience or advanced degrees in science and engineering to client matters, combining extensive legal knowledge with practical and technical experience. We understand the mechanics of product design, manufacturing, and distribution, counseling clients in both consumer and commercial markets.

Ata Patent’s Turkish patent attorneys not only prosecute but also litigate patents, giving you a distinct advantage. Rather than merely process a patent, our attorneys anticipate evolving trends and assess the likelihood of future litigation. We scrutinize the marketplace, continually staying abreast of changes affecting a client’s business.

Our clients are as geographically diverse as the industries in which they operate. We work extensively with businesses overseas and have strong alliances with firms in dozens of countries. This global perspective allows us to strategically evaluate new markets and distribution channels to maximize your patent portfolio investments.

Our Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys excel in all aspects of intellectual property counseling, problem-solving, and litigation. On the front end, our lawyers direct best practices for the identification, protection, registration, and licensing of intellectual property. When circumstances change, our lawyers stand ready to assist you in protecting your intellectual property assets and enforcing your intellectual property rights. When disputes arise, our seasoned, court-tested litigators provide top-notch representation that never loses sight of our client’s long-term interests.

We’re Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

While Ata Patent’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a patent so as to secure a patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from the market share. In other cases, this may involve the filing of defensive patents to ensure that a client can operate in a space uninhibited by their competitors. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.

We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees, inventors, and engineers understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the patentability process, including procedures on documenting the conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursuing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued patent is as defensible as possible.

One critical component to developing a patent portfolio with the greatest possible value to a particular client is to monitor the direction of research and the types of patents that are being filed. All too often, companies expend resources pursuing non-core technology that does not fit into any identified strategy of the company.

In another regard, we assist our clients in assessing possible commercial return on investment in the inventions for which patents are sought. Owners of intellectual property rights must insure that they do not fall into the trend of expending a significant amount of resources that only yield an incremental increase in the owner’s patent portfolio.

The firm provides patent law prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.

Turkish Patent Application

Turkish Patent Services

Ata Patent’s Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Turkey provide all types of patent services in Turkey.  Intellectual Property has come to constitute ever-increasing value in today’s competitive, technology-dominated markets. Our experienced Patent Team excels both in protecting patent assets and in enforcing and protecting patent rights in litigation. Each of the lawyers within our IP law firm is a member of the Istanbul Bar and has been recognized as a top lawyer in this field.

Ata Patent offers our clients the full range of patent services:

  • Patent application in Turkey
  • European Patent Validation in Turkey
  • PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey
  • Prosecution and maintenance of patents in Turkey.
  • Principal and supplemental registrations
  • Counseling, including patent use and portfolio management
  • Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
  • Due diligence arising from various transactions involving patents
  • Patent infringement analysis
  • Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
  • Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation

Patent Annuities Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Patent Annuities in Turkey

Ata Patent’s Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Turkey provide patent annuity payment services in Turkey. Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents/utility models and European Patent applications and it is the international filing date for PCT national phase entries. Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within a 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstatement of the patent.

Patents with the examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.

Official fees, namely “annuities” should be deposited in the Turkish Patent Institute by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for the second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, the Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.

The annuities which are due or overdue should be paid in advance upon entry into the Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.

European Patent Validation in Turkey Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

European Patent Validation in Turkey

Ata Patent’s Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Turkey provide European patent validation in Turkey. All the processes of the European patent application (examination of the structure, search, publication, investigation, registration decision, and opposition) are executed by European Patent Office (EPO). European Patent validation affords the same level of legal protection as a national patent; if it is filed in the designated countries within 3 months from the mention of the grant decision on the European Patent Bulletin and it is valid for 20 years from the filing date.

A granted European Patent can be validated in Turkey with a single application and registration procedure, upon translation of the specification into Turkish and submission of the other requirements. Moreover, it is possible to enable the European Patent application to have effect with regard to third parties within Turkey, by submitting a Turkish translation of the claims to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office during the application stage of the European Patent which is to be published in the official bulletin.

The information and documents required for validation of European Patent according to Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents in Turkey dated 9 January 2001 are as follows:

For provisional protection under Article 67 EPC, the translation of the claims in Turkish and payment of a required fee are necessary. The provisional protection arises when the translation of the claims is made available to; the public via the Official Patent Bulletin of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

The following information must be provided with the translation of the claims:

  • EP application and publication numbers
  • EP application and publication dates
  • names and addresses of the applicants and inventors
  • the title of the invention
  • the IPC codes
  • the abstract
  • drawing(s) if available
  • priority data if applicable

For validation of a European patent in Turkey, the Turkish translation of the European Patent Specification must be filed within 3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

In addition to the above data the number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned and B1 Publication must be provided with the translation of the European Patent Specification. Power of Attorney is not officially required.

PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey

Ata Patent’s Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Turkey provide PCT National phase entry services in Turkey. A PCT application is the National Phase and can be filed in Turkey upon completion of the required documents. PCT applications entering into the national phase are not subject to search procedure since International Search Reports are readily accepted by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. After the expiration of the 30-month period, Turkish translation may be filed within a month by paying an additional fee. The entry into the national phase may be made belatedly within 3 months following the end of the 30-month period, upon payment of the official filing fee with a fine.

Applications entering into the national phase in Turkey under Chapter II are automatically prosecuted according to the patent system with (substantive) examination whereas for applications entering into the national phase in Turkey under PCT Chapter I, the applicant has the option to choose either of the patent systems.

The information and documents required for entering the national phase of a PCT application in Turkey are as follows:

  • Copies of the request form
  • International publication
  • International Search Report
  • International Preliminary Examination Report (with annexes if any)
  • Any notification of change forms, if any

In addition, we also require the information as to how the applicant(s) obtained the right to apply for a patent from the inventor(s) for which no documentary evidence is required. The certified priority documents are not necessary.

No documents which should be executed by the applicant(s) and/or inventor(s), such as the power of attorney and deed of the assignment are required for filing a new patent application or entering the national phase of PCT application in Turkey.

Intellectual Property Licensing in Turkey Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Intellectual Property Licensing in Turkey

Ata Patent’s Patent & Trademark Attorneys in Turkey provide all types of patent licensing services in Turkey. Licensing issues are vital to the success of any business. Attorneys in licensing practice, work with clients to resolve the complex issues that coincide with the licensing agreements in today’s evolving marketplace. Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting domestic and international licensing agreements.

The multidisciplinary approach of this group unites experts in our intellectual property, litigation, emerging, growth and technology, and corporate and securities practice groups. Collectively, these groups bring together the strength and expertise of attorneys who have the knowledge and understanding of every industry sector. This experience permits them to offer our clients unparalleled and focused advice in the most complex legal transactions.

We counsel our clients on all aspects of developing the value of their copyrighted materials and support them by negotiating and drafting the releases, licenses, and related agreements needed to implement their plans, as well as to facilitate their use of third-party IP assets, including graphics; music; and celebrity names, voices, and likenesses.

Our attorneys regularly assist clients to:

  • Negotiate and draft agreements to acquire, protect, and license technology
  • Negotiate and draft agreements to acquire, protect, and license software development and computer-related intellectual property rights
  • Negotiate and draft the transfer and licensing of copyright developments
  • Draft online and electronic disclaimers and privacy policies
  • Draft and negotiate agreements for research and development

We’re Turkish Trademark Attorneys

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 Turkish trademark applications. 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, domains, and scam sites.  We understand how new technologies affect brand strategies, including social media, contextual advertising, and affiliate network advertising.

Turkish Trademark Application

Turkish Trademark Application

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 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 Application Services

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.

Trademark Application Services in Turkey

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 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:

  • 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 Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Ata Patent’s Turkish patent & 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 application 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

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 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.

To permit our clients to capitalize on their brands and trademarks, Ata Patent’s Turkish patent & 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 jurisdiction around the world.

Trademark Services in Turkey

Other Trademark Services 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’s Turkish patent & trademark 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.

Trademark Appeals Services

Turkish Trademark Appeals Lawyers Services

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark appeals services in Turkey. Ata Patent handles trademark registration, 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 the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) is the administrative authority dealing with the intellectual property rights registration process in Turkey. TPO has separate departments for trademarks, patents,s, and designs. The decisions of these departments may be appealed within two months, and the Re-examination and Evaluation Board of TPO gives the final decision in the administrative process.

All final decisions of TPO are subject to statutory audit. Objectors may file a lawsuit against unfavorable decisions before the specialized Civil IP Court in Ankara, which is the competent court for all cases filed against TPI. This lawsuit must be filed within two months of the notification of the TPTO’s final decision.

Ankara Civil IP Court decides the correctness or cancellation of the final decision of TPO. There have been many cases, and TPO has recently started to give acceptable decisions through the continuous improvement and consolidation of case law. The IP Court of the first instance and the Supreme Court play a big role in establishing and maintaining legitimacy and stability in this field, which is quite new for all practitioners.

Trademark Assignment Services

Turkish Trademark Assignment Lawyers Services

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark assignment services 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.

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Turkish Trademark Opposition Lawyers Services

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark opposition services in Turkey. An 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.

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Trademark Refusals Services

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark refusal 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 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 TPTO so that REEB will decide whether “application will proceed” or “application will partially proceed” or “application rejected“.

Trademark Renewals

Trademark Renewals in Turkey

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark renewals in Turkey. In order to prevent the cancellation of a registered trademark, trademark owners are required to periodically file their trademark renewal documents with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for 10 years following the date of registration, and every ten years thereafter.

Fulfilling trademark renewal and maintenance can be a particularly daunting task. Ata Patent offers solutions designed to alleviate the repetitious and administrative burden associated with trademark renewal management.

Our trademark renewals solution is flexible and can be tailored to integrate with and improve your existing workflow. In coordination with the client’s legal counsel, where required, Ata Patent’s dedicated team of trademark paralegals, can support all facets of the renewal and maintenance process including:

  • Storage of trademark registration particulars
  • Renewal Reminders
  • Formality requirements and supportive documentation
  • POA and Signature Management
  • Document Legalization and Authentication
  • Agent instructions and confirmation of renewals
  • Consolidated invoices

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Trademark Search in Turkey

Our Turkish patent & trademark attorneys provide trademark search in Turkey. One of the most important steps in the trademark registration procedure is to conduct an extensive trademark search in order to identify potential conflicts with existing trademarks and as a confirmation that your trademark is almost available for registration.

That’s why it is recommended as the first step in determining whether your trademark is available for use. Alternatively, you may conduct it by officially requesting from the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Here, you may search for registered trademarks as well as published trademark applications in Turkey. A good trademark search that identifies potential conflicts includes existing trademarks in the Turkish market, company name registers, and pending trademark applications & registrations before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. When analyzing a trademark search report, it is important to take into consideration a number of factors to determine whether your mark is infringing on or likely to be confused with another trademark; such as similarity, company names, company services, classification, and degree of confusion likely to be exercised by the purchasers.

It is important to understand that a trademark search cannot provide you with a definitive “answer” as to whether or not your proposed trademark is available for use and registration. It does, however, arm you with information regarding potential risks associated with the mark which affect your decision in the use and registration of your mark, which, in turn, leads you to invest money in alternatives to save time.

It is also important to note that a trademark used or registered earlier in Turkey may also pose an obstacle to registrationThe adoption of a trademark confusingly similar to a trademark currently in use by others may give rise to a claim for infringement and litigation.

We also counsel our clients on the proper use and protection of trademarks and create individualized trademark use guidelines for clients to help them maximize the strength of their marks. Our trademark attorneys routinely speak at industry events and conduct in-house seminars to educate our clients on the various issues involved in creating and protecting a valuable brand.

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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 Turkish patent & trademark attorneys by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.