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Trademark Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

Overall, 2022 was a year when the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in terms of Trademark Law, have largely faded. Delays in litigation processes due to the workload of the Courts of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights continued to be the most critical problem for the protection of rights, particularly in infringement cases, which further highlighted the importance of administrative processes before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TURKPATENT”). Indeed…

Data Protection and Privacy Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

This year’s report focuses on the basic regulations and principles of personal data protection law, developments in Turkey, and the most important or challenging issues regarding data privacy as well as the latest developments in the field of personal data protection, the latest decisions and published guidelines. The Law on the Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (“Law”) entered into force in 2016. In 2022, it has been observed that settled case-laws have started to…

Media and Advertising Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

2022 has been an important year with significant developments for advertising law practice in Turkey. During this year, new regulations have been enacted and the Advertisement Board rendered prominent guiding decisions regarding commercial advertisements and unfair commercial practices. According to publicly available statistics, the Advertisement Board reviewed 1101 complaints in the first half of 2022, 949 of which were found contrary to the law and issued cease orders with…

Patent Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

After adapting to the innovations brought by the Intellectual Property Law (“IPL”) and the difficulties, it has brought into practice, this time the Turkish patent system has entered the process of adapting to the changes that have occurred after the pandemic. In parallel with the rest of the world, new pages have been opened in the Turkish patent law system by entering a new phase after the pandemic to keep patent rights in a reasonable balance with international epidemics.…

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

The year 2022, in which we have left behind the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been a hectic year for the life sciences industry. It is expected that 2023 will be at least as busy as 2022 due to the amendments in the pharmaceutical and medical device legislation in the EU and the fact that presidential elections will be held in Turkey. The increase in the quality of health services and patients’ access to medicines has inevitably increased the demand for…

Copyright Law in Turkey Key Development and Predictions 2023

Turkish copyright law continues to develop solutions to issues arising from new technological developments while also focusing on existing and traditional sub-fields. Many plagiarism cases concerned with cinematographic works have been filed in the past year, receiving significant media coverage. Expert reports have elaborated on the subject of plagiarism in these cases, including those filed against award-winning films and TV shows. The elaboration of the term before the…

Monthly Newsletters

May 2023

  • Evaluating ChatGPT and AI Applications from the Personal Data Protection Perspective
  • New Guidelines on Named Patient Program was Published
  • The Need for an Injunction in Cases Where the EPO Proceeding is a Pending Issue
  • A New Era in .Tr Extended Domain Names - and a New Issue Waiting for a Solution
  • Personal Data Protection Board Decisions on Commercial Electronic Messages

News and Events

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Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit 2023, Europe

Managing IP’s Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit - Europe, will take place at The Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, London on 7 - 8 June. Selin Sinem Erciyas, partner in our patent and utility models practice, will speak at "What are the latest legal developments impacting the life sciences industry?" panel on Jun 8. For the agenda please click here. We look forward to seeing you in London.

9th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference

A conference co-presented by the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, the IBA Technology Law Committee and the IBA Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee The 9th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference took place on 1 - 2 June 2023 in Washington DC, USA. Özge Atılgan Karakulak, partner in our Life Sciences practice and Advisory Board Member of IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, was the co-chair of the conference and she…

Barış Kalaycı Spoke at Anti-Counterfeit & Brand Protection Conference

Barış Kalaycı, partner in our anti-counterfeiting practice was the chairperson of day one at EMEA Security Conference & Exhibition | High Security Printing, Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection. Barış Kalaycı spoke on "The Global threat of Trade in Falsified Medicines: A Danger to Health and Development" panel.

We Attended INTA's 2023 Annual Meeting Live+

Our firm was represented by our partners Barış Kalaycı, Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse, Uğur Aktekin, Zeynep Seda Alhas and Director Pınar Arıkan at the INTA's 2023 Annual Meeting Live+ in Singapore.

We Attended London International Disputes Week

Our firm was represented by our partner Beril Yayla Sapan and managing associate Asena Aytuğ Keser at the London International Disputes Week 2023.


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