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Employment || Beri̇l Yayla Sapan and Asena Aytug Keser


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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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Life Sciences || Bentley James Yaffe


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General || Mehmet Gün


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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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Employment || Beri̇l Yayla Sapan and Ömer Bayman


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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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Life Sciences || Di̇cle Doğan


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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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Employment || Beri̇l Yayla Sapan and Asena Aytug Keser


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Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption || Fi̇li̇z Toprak Esi̇n, Ceren Aral Desnos and Ezgi Kut

Introduction On January 25 2017 Transparency International published the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, which reflects non-governmental organisations’ and business world representatives’ perception of public sector corruption and ranks countries on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
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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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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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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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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan and Kübra Kaplan


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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Güldeni̇z Doğan Alkan