There previously used to be delays in the notifi cation of documents to applicants due to their failure to inform the offi ce ofaddress changes
A provision was added to the IP Code in order to fi nd a solution to the issue of serving documents to rights holders
All documents that could not be served due to an address change have now started to be served via publication through an Official Bulletin
In the past, there used to be delays in the notifi cation of documents to app...»
In recent years, developments in digitalization have started to make crucial impacts on many fields, including intellectual property, from creation to monetization and enforcement levels. Brand owners and brand protection professionals are heeding updates in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain-based technologies such as smart contracts, metaverses and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), with total market trading volume of approximately $12.13 billion only for the first quarte...»
Release agreements that concern employee receivables from employers are subject to certain formal requirements under article 420 of the Code of Obligation No. 6098 (TCO). In this regard, the following conditions must be met:
release agreements that concern employee receivables from employers must be executed in writing;
at the date of release, at least one month must pass from the date of the termination of employment;
the type and amount of the receivable subject to release...»
Regulation on Commercial Advertising and Unfair Commercial Practices (“Regulation”) was amended in a way to include new measures and rules to regulate advertisements containing misleading price information and to protect consumers against unfair commercial practices. The amendments were enacted on February 1, 2022 and entered into force on March 1, 2022.
According to new rules enacted in the Regulation; additional measures were implemented to protect consumers against adverti...»
Indefinite-term employment agreements can be terminated by complying with notice periods, unless either party has a just cause for termination.
Article 27 of the Labour Law regulates the right for employees to seek new employment during their notice periods:
Within the notice periods, the employer is obliged to grant the employee the leave to seek new employment within the work hours and without making any salary deduction. Time of the leave to seek new employmen...»
The Law No. 7392, published in the Official Gazette numbered 31796 on April 1, 2022, has introduced significant changes to many issues regulated under the Consumer Protection Law (the “Law”).
The provisions of the new law that relate to timeshare and long-term vacation agreements entered into force on April 1, 2022, before the summer season. However, most of the changes, including those below, will come into effect on October 1, 2022. As the changes are substantial, we highl...»
In Turkey, specific healthcare services are reimbursed by the government due to the social state principle. Accordingly, a large portion of the prescribed pharmaceutical products have been included in the reimbursement list of the Social Security Institution (“SSI”) and the payments of the treatments have been completely or partially made by the SSI.
According to the legal framework, pharmaceutical products with the marketing authorization can be included in the reimburseme...»
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2021 yılının başından itibaren adını sıklıkla duyduğumuz ve bugün sanat, müzik, video oyunları ve sinema gibi hayatımızın birçok alanında karşımıza çıkan Non-Fungible Token’lar (NFT) uzun süre gündemde yer alacak gibi görünüyor. Nitekim sadece 2022 yılının ilk çeyreği için NFT’...»
1. What are the current major trends in the private M&A market?
M&A activity in Turkey started to increase again once the national lockdown was lifted in June 2020 and 304 deals were recorded in Turkey in 2020 with a total deal value of USD9 billion. According to the Deloitte Annual Turkish M&A Review, 2021 M&A volume was around US$10.1 billion, corresponding to a growth of 12% compared to 2020.
Major deals (transactions with volumes exceeding USD1 billi...»
Alcohol advertising has been a criticized topic for long time in Turkey. The year 2013 can be considered as milestone in Turkey. There has been a major change in the alcohol regulation. Upon the amendments in the “Tobacco and Alcohol Regulation” any advertising of alcohol products has simply been banned in any kind of media. This ban has included broadcasts on TV and radio, ads in the cinema, product replacement, printed media as well as social media and digital platforms. H...»
What are the primary sources of law, regulation and practice relating to corporate governance? Is it mandatory for listed companies to comply with listing rules or do they apply on a ‘comply or explain’ basis?
The Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) dated 13 January 2011 (Law No. 6102) entered into force on 1 July 2012. The TCC has important objectives, such as ensuring transparency, adopting corporate governance standards and introducing internationally accepted auditing and repor...»
The Turkish Court of Cassation (the CoC) issued a decision in which the registrability of a 3D medical device trade mark is discussed. This paper aims to provide the details of the matter and to remark upon its importance.
A 3D device trade mark application covering goods in classes 5 and 10 was filed before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (the Office) and was rejected as the Office found the application as non-distinctive and descriptive.