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  • Yurtiçi Kargo argued that the use of its mark in ‘yurticikargomagdurları.com’ infringed its trademark rights and constituted unfair competition
  • The IP Court held that there was unfair competition and ordered to block the access to the website; the Court of Appeal confırmed
  • The Constitutional Court found that the freedom of expression had not been violated by such order, but the court’s president dissented
Following an application by an individual, the Turkish Constitutional Court has considered whether the freedom of expression is violated by a prohibition to access a website where the trademark of a third company is used in the domain name. »


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  • Mediation now mandatory for claims relating to commercial receivables
  • As civil suits falling under IP-related codes are considered as commercial actions, mediation is now mandatory for certain types of IP disputes
  • It is expected that mediation will become mandatory for other types of IP disputes
Discretionary mediation was first introduced into the Turkish legal system in 2013 by Law No 6325 on Mediation in Civil Disputes as one of the alternative dispute resolution methods. »


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  • Law Amending Some Laws and Decree-Laws Related to Health No 7151 entered into force on 15 November 2018
  • Under Article 24, tobacco goods produced in, or imported into, Turkey shall be offered for sale using plain and standardised packaging
  • Issues surrounding plain and standardised packaging to be addressed by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry regulation
The control of tobacco consumption has been one of the top priorities of the Turkish government, and several measures have been adopted in recent years in order to regulate the packaging of tobacco products with a view to decreasing tobacco use. »


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  • letters of consent;
  • non-use defence in opposition and litigation proceedings; and
  • time limits for cancellation actions.
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Key aspects of intellectual property right assignments
Definition of IP Rights
1. Does the definition of “Intellectual Property Rights” in Standard document, Assignment of intellectual property rights: Cross-border: Clause 1.1 include any rights that are not recognised in your jurisdiction?
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