With the “Regulation Amending the Regulation on Commercial Communication and Commercial Electronic Messages” (“Regulation”) published on 4 January 2020, new obligations were imposed on commercial electronic messaging that would affect all those using electronic messages. Under the new regulations, the most crucial obligation is registry with the newly established Message Management System called IYS.
“Data, audio and video content messages that are sent for commercial purpos...»
Our founding partner Mehmet Gün presented “Turkey’s Dilemma: Middle Income and Middle Democracy Traps” policy report and expressed the importance of an efficient and accountable judiciary who will then deserve full independence and take a leading role in Turkey’s exit from “middle-income and middle-democracy traps” at the “Structural Reforms Panel” jointly organized by Better Justice Association, of which we are among the founders, and TURKONFED, hosted by Kars Bar Associatio...»
The Pharmaceutical Tracking System (İlaç Takip Sistemi, “ITS”) is the system adopted by the Turkish Medicines and Medical Device Agency (the “Agency”) for pharmaceutical industry, enabling to determine the locations of pharmaceuticals in the supply and distribution chain in Turkey. A data matrix is printed on the products’ packaging which allows the tracking of each transaction in the supply chain as of the product’s production or importation.
ITS is defined under the Regulat...»
In this article, we review the developments in 2019 about anti-corruption and compliance matters concerning Turkey from both national and international perspectives.
Latest Development in EU-Turkey Relationship
The European Commission has published “Turkey 2019 Report” as part of 2019 Communication on EU Enlargement Policy. The shortcomings and recommendations to make progress in the fight against corruption are among the topics underlined in the report. The European Com...»
1. How is healthcare in your jurisdiction organised?
The healthcare system is governed principally by the Fundamental Law on Healthcare Services No. 3,359, which furnishes the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the authority to issue healthcare-related regulations and establish a healthcare system enabling each and every person living in Turkey to have equal and equitable access to the healthcare system. The regulatory authority is the MoH and its subsidiaries.
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AYSEL KORKMAZ YATKIN
Patents and Utility Models
Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2020. She specializes in intellectual property with a special focus on patents and utility models.With almost 12-years of experience on patents, she has been providing consultancy on all matters related to the patent law and has been leading numerous patent actions....»
FICPI-Turkey arranged the seventh of its traditional roundtable meetings in September, this time focusing on the trade mark similarity concept for the assessment of likelihood of confusion and the approach of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Türk Patent, and the Courts.
Ms. Gökçe İzgi, a member of the Board of Directors of FICPI-Turkey, moderated the meeting accompanied by Mr. Türkay Alıca, who is a Retired Judge of Civil Courts for Intellectual and Industrial ...»
FICPI-Turkey held a successful IP Law Seminar in October, at Yaşar University in Izmir, comparing European patent oppositions with Turkish oppositions, and looking at trade mark use and proof of use. Around 90 people attended the meeting.
On 25th October, during the “IP Law Seminar”, Dr.-Ing. Christian Wende and Serkan Özkan discussed patent opposition procedures. Christian is a member of FICPI-Germany and Reporter for FICPI CET 4 (Working Group for European Patents); S...»
The Intellectual Property Code No 6769 introduced the “unauthorised use of an IP right” as a relative ground for refusal of a design application under Article 67/2
The Patent and Trademark Oﬃce recently rejected a design on the ground that it constituted an unauthorised use of Versace’s ﬁgurative marks
The decision serves as a good example of the implementation of Article 67/2
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Oﬃce has recently rejected a design application that included an ...»
Information Technologies and Communication Authority (“BTK”) in Turkey has published two decisions, one at the beginning of 2018 and the other at the beginning of 2019 related to e-SIM technologies. The first decision was specific to e-Call services in vehicles whereas the latter was in relation to remote programmable e-SIM technologies. Both decisions created a big buzz, especially with localization of SIM card requirement envisaged for e-Call systems in vehicles (preventing...»
On 27 November 2019, the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“Agency”) published an announcement on a registration obligation for medical devices sold with pharmaceuticals. The announcement is prepared by the Agency’s Medical Device Registry and Coordination Department which deals with registry and monitoring of the medical devices by Product Tracking System (“UTS”).
Medical device notification procedures, product movements and other related works and transactions are monit...»