Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency becomes PIC/S memberDicle Doğan and Mert Özal, Gün + Partners
The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency published a press release (Turkish language) on its website, announcing that on 1 January 2018, the agency became an official member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S). As a consequence of the approved membership, inspections made by the agency should now be acknowledged all around the globe. In a...»
Decree No. 2018/11185 amending the Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency and Communiqué No. 2018-32/46 amending the Communiqué on the Decree No. 32 on the Protection of the Value of the Turkish Currency were published in the Official Gazette No. 30312 on January 25, 2018.
The amendments made by the decree in full and Article 2 of the communiqué bringing amendments in line with the decree will enter into force on May 2, 2018, and the applicable l...»
The Competition Board decided not to initiate an investigation concerning the Complaint of Emek Ecza Deposu for Abuse of Dominance by 15 Pharmaceutical Companies through Price Discrimination
Update: The Competition Board concluded the preliminary investigation initiated after annulment of its decision dated 21.04.2011 and numbered 11-25 / 470-141 by the 13th Chamber of Council of State and decided that the companies subject of the complaint did not conducted any abusive behav...»
The new Industrial Property Law entered into force on January 10 2017. It repealed and replaced decree-laws pertaining, among other things, to the protection of patent rights.
Before the new law, decree-laws had set out clear provisions regarding use requirements, whereby patentees were obliged to use their patents within three years of its publication in the relevant bulletin. They had also set out clear provisions regarding evidence of use, whereby patentees wer...»
Double patenting is prohibited in Turkey under Article 21 of the Implementing Regulations to the European Patents Convention.
Under Article 21, if a European patent which designates Turkey and a national patent is granted to the same person, for the same subject matter and with the same application or priority date, the national patent lapses at the end of the opposition term set out in the European Patent Convention if:
the European patent is maintained as a result of oppos...»
1. What is the regulatory framework for medical products?
The healthcare system is principally governed by the Fundamental Law on Healthcare Services No. 3359, which establishes a healthcare system providing equal and equitable access and gives the Ministry of Health (MoH) authority to issue healthcare-related regulations.
The regulations of the MoH further regulate the pre- and post-market conditions for the commercialisation of medical products. These regulation...»
Turkey is now four months away from the deadline or fulfilling the compliance with the Data Protection Law, and in 2017 we were all busy with adopting the law as much as possible in the absence of well-established rules and practices, but in light of EU developments. It seems that our efforts will continue in 2018.
During 2017, fundamental steps were taken for the purpose of privacy after the enactment of the Data Protection Law in April 2016. The data protection authority wa...»
On December 30, 2017 the Regulation on Data Controllers’ Registry (“Regulation”) is announced at the Public Gazette and became effective as of January 01, 2018.
This client alert aims to summarize the steps that must be taken by companies to comply with the Regulation and Data Protection Law (“Law”).
What is a Data Controllers Registry?
It is a platform that is open to public where data controllers’ are registered to and record the data processing they are engaged with. The D...»
Legislative framework and causes of action
Turkey is a party to most major international treaties relating to intellectual property, including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Turkey is also a member of international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation that have a connection with intellectual property.
At national level, the Industrial Property Code (6769...»
Organisation and financing of healthcare
1 How is healthcare in your jurisdiction organised?
The healthcare system is governed principally by the Fundamental Law on Healthcare Services No. 3,359, which furnishes the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the authority to issue healthcare-related regulations and establish a healthcare system enabling each and every person living in Turkey to have equal, equitable access to the healthcare system. The regulatory authority is the MoH and ...»
The Ritz Hotel Limited & The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC v Sami Yorulmaz, 27.09.2016, 2016-M-7845 (ﬁnalized early 2017). Re-Examination and Evaluation Board of the Turkish Patent and Trade Mark Ofﬁce
In this landmark decision, the Re-Examination and Evaluation Board (‘Board’) of the Turkish Patent and Trade Mark Ofﬁce (‘Ofﬁce’) concluded that, in some cases, one of the elements creating the mark can have a greater effect on average consumers. Thus these elements shoul...»
Overtime in Turkey is regulated by Article 41 of the Labour Act (4857) and the Regulation on Overtime. According to the Labour Act, employee consent is required for overtime. Before the recent amendment was introduced, overtime was regulated by the Regulation on Overtime, under which employers were obliged to obtain the written consent of employees for overtime at the beginning of each year. However, the obligation of receiving employee consent annually w...»