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Administrative, Tax and Regulatory | Technology, Media and Telecom || Uğur Aktekin, Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş and Ozan Karaduman

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Life Sciences || Özge Atılgan Karakulak, Di̇cle Doğan, Tuğçe Avcisert Geçgi̇l and Bentley James Yaffe

Ministry of Health to follow EU Medical Devices Regulations Bentley James Yaffe and Nehir Aydeniz, Gün + Partners Following the EU’s adoption of Regulations (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices and 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices of 5 April 2017, the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency announced in May that the two new regulations would also be adopted in Turkey. »

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Technology, Media and Telecom || Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş

On May 5th, 2017 the Turkish Data Protection Authority published the Draft Regulation on Data Controllers’ Registry (“Draft Regulation”) for comments to be submitted. »

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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.