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Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights - 2nd Edition

While intellectual property rights are mostly studied in isolation, in practice the legal categories created to protect these rights provide only partial legal coverage of the broader context in which such rights are created, used, and enforced. Consequently, often multiple IP rights overlap with respect to the same underlying subject matter. Contributed by our partners Uğur Aktekin and Mutlu Yıldırım Köse, Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights (Second Editon) published… »

Industrial Design Rights 2020: Turkey

Industrial Design Rights is a revised and updated third edition of a significant work first published in 2001 under the auspices of the Intellectual Property Committee of the International Bar Association. There have been considerable changes since the previous edition principally in the increasing adoption of the Hague Convention on designs all over the world and harmonization of industrial designs among the European Community countries. Industrial designs are particularly… »

International Design Protection, A Global Handbook, Second Edition, Turkey Chapter

Uğur Aktekin and Mutlu Yıldırım Köse has contributed to the Turkey chapter of International Design Protection book which is published by Globe Law and Business Ltd in March 2017. Description Designs have underpinned much of the technological and industrial innovation of recent years. They have become increasingly valuable within the portfolio of intellectual property rights. Indeed, given the extent to which economic growth is driven by these advancements and the… »

Analysis of the Company Laws – Turkey

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International Trust Laws and Analysis, Company Laws, Wealth Management & Tax Planning Strategies provides all the legal, tax, and estate-planning intelligence necessary for professional advisers to recommend among financial centers for their high net wealth clients — as well as the tools to establish and operate trusts, companies, and funds in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. The full text of the trust laws and links to the company laws of 60… »

Turkish Court of Cassation refuses to extend scope of protection of Lacoste’s well-known trade marks

Lacoste v. O ̈zlider Plastik Ve Metal Sanayi Ticaret Anonim Sirketi and Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, General Assembly of the Turkish Court of Cassation, E. 2015/11- 3127 K. 2016/114, 29 January 2016 The Turkish Court of Cassation, reversing its previous decisions on the matter, has rejected the action brought by Lacoste against registration of a ‘Crocodile’ trade mark for goods in classes 11, 20 and 21 of the Nice Agreement. The court has provided detailed criteria… »

Turkish Court of Appeal Revisits The Assessment of Likelihood of Confusion in case of Weak Trademarks … Changing Its Approach

Legal context The Industrial Property Law No 6769 (this regulates all IP rights in a single code) came into force on 10 January 2017, and the legislation on trade marks in force at the time of the BUDA BENIM decision was Decree Law No 556 on the Protection of Trade Marks (the Decree Law), as amended in 2004, and its implementing provisions. Article 8 of the Decree Law governed relative grounds for refusal of trade mark registration. According to Article 8/1(b) of the Decree… »

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