The Supreme Court recently issued a decision concerning an employee’s dismissal for borrowing money from their employer’s customer. The Supreme Court reversed the first-instance labour court decision and ruled that the termination was lawful based on the fact that the employee had acted against the rule of integrity and honesty and damaged the employer’s reputation.
The employee worked as a medical representative and went to another city in eastern Turkey for work, wher...»
The Law amending the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and Other Laws (the Amendment Law) was published in the Official Gazette 30361 and entered into force on 15 March 2018. The most significant amendments introduced to the Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law are:
the abrogation of the postponement of bankruptcy procedure; and
the adoption of a more efficient and functional structure for the composition with creditors procedure, which is a court-approved agreement betw...»
Avrupa Birliği Adalet Divanı (“ABAD”) 12.06.2018 tarihinde, ilk etapta sadece Fransızca ve Flemenkçe dillerinde yayınlanan, uzun süredir sonucu beklenen Louboutin’in kırmızı renk pozisyon markası ile ilgili olarak C-163/16 sayılı kararını (link) verdi.
Okuyucuların hatırlayacağı üzere, 19.02.2018 tarihinde H. Tolga Karadenizli IPR Gezgini’nde söz konusu davaya konu olayı ve davada Hukuk Sözcüsünün verdiği görüş ve ek görüşü detaylı bir şekilde paylaşmıştı (link).
General – Medicinal Products
1.1 What laws and codes of practice govern the advertising of medicinal products in your jurisdiction?
In Turkey, advertising of medicines is governed by the Pharmaceutical and Medical Preparation Law No. 1262 (the Law No. 1262) and the Regulation on Promotional Activities of Medicinal Products for Human Use (the Promotion Regulation), which is based on the former.
The Promotion Regulation is published on July 3, 2015 by replacing the forme...»
The Labour Courts Act 7036, which came into effect on 25 October 2017, introduced a number of changes (eg, mandatory mediation) and amended the appeal procedure for labour disputes. Previously, parties were entitled to appeal labour court decisions within eight days from the final decision being issued. However, the eight-day appeal period was criticised by scholars for not being in line with the Procedural Code, under which the appeal period starts from the service of the re...»
In-vehicle emergency call systems, which have been in use for a long time, are defined as systems within vehicles activated either automatically or manually that establish a connection with 112 emergency call centers in cases of an emergency.
Legislation regulating in-vehicle emergency call systems has been on the agenda of the European Union since 2007. The Regulation 2015/718 Concerning Type-Approval Requirements for the Deployment of the e-Call in-Vehicle System Based on t...»
i Nature of the insurance and reinsurance market
Since May 2014, the number of active insurance companies incorporated in Turkey is 61, consisting of 37 non-life insurers, 19 life and pension insurers, four life insurers and one reinsurer.2 Reinsurance cover is mostly provided to Turkish insurance companies by foreign reinsurers.
The total of premiums collected in 2017 amounted to approximately 46.5 billion lira, indicating an increase by 14.9 per cent compared...»
Deadline for requesting accumulated receivables from State University Hospitals is extended
Dicle Doğan, Gun + Partners
On 18 May 2018, the amendment (Turkish language) made on the “Law on the payment by the Ministry of Finance of accumulated unpaid debts to medical device companies arising from the purchase of drugs and medical devices by state university hospitals”, was published in the Official Gazette numbered 30425.
The scope of the payment model covers the debts that we...»
The new IP Law has abolished the Patent Decree-Law provisions regarding the use requirement of patents and evidence of use. Instead, the new law refers to the use requirement within the compulsory licence provision, stating that non-use of a patent could allow a third party to demand a compulsory licence over that patent.
Consequences of failure to file declarationAs the IP Law does not have clear provisions requiring the patent owner to file a declaration of use or non-use f...»
This year’s event will feature dynamic roundtable session as well as concurrent sessions covering the hottest topics and the latest developments from across the different sectors of the Life Science Industry.Topics Include:
• Recent trends and future of life sciences• State of the art in all aspects of life sciences• Life science is not science fiction; the future of life science is now• The complex net of human activities, relationships and contracts in the global life scien...»
Rekabet Kurulu, Trakya Cam Sanayi AŞ’nin yetkili bayileriyle imzalayacağı anlaşmalarına bireysel muafiyet vermeme kararından sonra bu kez Trakya Cam’a rekabete aykırı anlaşmaları yasaklayan kanun maddesine aykırılıktan dolayı 17 milyon 497 bin TL para cezası verdi.
Rekabet Kurulu (“RK”), Trakya Cam’a, 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun’un (“Kanun”) rekabeti kısıtlayıcı anlaşmaları yasaklayan 4. maddesi ve hâkim durumun kötüye kullanılmasını yasaklayan 6. maddesini...»
Ülkemizde Kaçakçılıkla Mücadele Kanunu ve Gümrük Kanunu kapsamında el konulan taklit ürünlerin piyasaya sürülmesinin engellemesi için hak sahiplerine tanınan haklarda önemli gelişmeler olmuştur.
5607 sayılı Kaçakçılıkla Mücadele Kanunu (“KMK”) gereğince görevli polisler ve gümrük muhafaza memurları, kaçakçılık suçları ile ilgili olarak Cumhuriyet Savcılıklarının talimatıyla re’sen – yani suçtan zarar görenin şikayeti aranmaksızın – harekete geçme yetkisine sahiptir. Bu geniş ...»