Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property Services Insights: 176


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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan and Alkım Akan

With its recent decision dated March 9 2017 and numbered 2016/14857 E, 2017/1442 K, the Turkish Court of Appeals (CoA), by reversing its previous decision in the same dispute, held that the trade marks Uludağ Zero and Panda Zero cannot be considered confusingly similar on the basis of the commonness of the term “zero” since this term is descriptive for beverages.
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

Turkey’s  Industrial  Property  Code  No  6769  (“the  IPC”)  was published  in  the  Official  Gazette  and  came  into  force  on  10 January 2017.
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Intellectual Property Services | Patents and Utility Models || Mutlu Yildirim Köse and Maral Sayan


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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Mutlu Yildirim Köse

Plain packaging has become a hot topic in Turkey as controlling the consumption of tobacco has been one of the top priorities of the Turkish government.
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Intellectual Property Services | Patents and Utility Models || Selin Sinem Erciyas and Tuğçe Avcisert Geçgi̇l

Patent Enforcement 1.1 Before what tribunals can a patent be enforced against an infringer?
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Anti-Counterfeiting | Copyrights || Uğur Aktekin, Özge Atılgan Karakulak and Mutlu Yildirim Köse

World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies features analysis and commentary by leading practitioners on key intellectual property legislation from jurisdictions throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia, as well as English translations of key intellectual property legislation from non-English-speaking jurisdictions.
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Copyrights | Intellectual Property Services || Uğur Aktekin and Hande Hançar Çelik


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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Ayşen Kunt

The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office recently published the Regulation on the Code of Conduct and Discipline of Patent Attorneys and Trademark Attorneys, with the aim of regulating:
  • the rules and procedures applicable to the conduct of patent and trademark attorneys; l the Disciplinary Board of Patent and Trademark Attorneys;
  • the methods to be used to detect acts requiring a disciplinary penalty; and
  • other disciplinary issues.
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Anti-Counterfeiting | Copyrights || Selin Sinem Erciyas and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

The Industrial Property Code No 6769 (the ‘IP Code’), which was prepared by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (the ‘Office’), and abolished previous intellectual property (IP)-related decree laws was accepted by Parliament on 22 December 2016 and entered into force on 10 January 2017 following its publication in the Official Gazette.
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

The Court of Appeal recently issued a decision stating that although a trademark application for retail services of certain goods in Class 35 was similar to a senior trademark – the scope of which was indicated with general phrases such as “retail services of all/various goods” in Class 35 – the application could not be rejected on the grounds of confusing similarity unless the owner of the senior trademark proved that it was genuinely used (or at the very least, serious initiatives were being taken to use it) on retail services for the concerned goods.
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan and İbrahim Barış Sayar

The Industrial Property Code (6769), which abolished previous IP-related decree laws, and the regulation on its implementation entered into force respectively on January 10 2017 and April 24 2017 (see “New IP Code enters into force: 2017 will be the year of IP rights” and “Entry into force of new Regulation on the Implementation of the Industrial Property Code”).
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Anti-Counterfeiting | Copyrights || Uğur Aktekin, Selin Sinem Erciyas, Zeynep Seda Alhas and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

1. What are the legal requirements to obtain a patent?
The applicant has to prove the following to obtain a patent (Article 82/1, Industrial Property Code (IPC)):
  • Novelty.
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan and Kübra Kaplan


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Anti-Counterfeiting | Intellectual Property Services || Barış Kalaycı, Zeynep Seda Alhas and Ali̇ Bozoğlu

Legal framework Turkey is a party to most international IP-related treaties, including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs), which aims to harmonise the legal framework for anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy.
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

 1 Relevant Authorities and Legislation 1.1 What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction?
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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan


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Anti-Counterfeiting | Copyrights || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan

In the 1990s,Turkey swiftly prepared and published decree-laws related to IP rights in order to fulfill its obligation of adopting national legislation related to IP rights with EU regulations so to become a member of the Customs Union.
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