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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Güldeniz Doğan Alkan

  • 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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Intellectual Property Services | Patents and Utility Models || Selin Sinem Erciyas

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Intellectual Property Services | Trademarks and Designs || Uğur Aktekin and Mutlu Yildirim Köse

  • 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. »