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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan
- Turkish Court of Appeal recently upheld two IP court decisions regarding bad faith
- Cases concerned the SKINCODE 2 SWITZERLAND and BIELENDA trademarks
- The cases reiterate the principle that there is no protection in law if a person has acted in bad faith
Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption || Barış Kalaycı
New communiqué on medicines pricing Dicle Doğan, Bentley James Yaffe and Fatma Sevde Tan, Gün + Partners On 29 September 2017, the Ministry of Health published the new “Communiqué on the Pricing of Medical Products for Human Use” in the Official Gazette numbered 30195. »
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.