Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Turkish trademark attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights as well as against Turkish trademark refusals.
Ata Patent trademark attorneys have been providing advocacy and legal consultancy services regarding trademark application and registration 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.
Turkish Trademark Refusals
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) reviews each trademark application and 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,
TPTO will decide to publish the application in the Official Trademark Bulletin.
Reasons for Turkish Trademark Refusals
If a trademark application is refused by TPTO’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 TPTO 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 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 the objection petition.
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“.
Reach us for Turkish Trademark Refusals
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.