Turkey is now 3 months away from the deadline or fulfilling the compliance with the Data Protection Law and in 2017 we were all busy with adaptation with the Law in the absence of well-established rules and practices. It seems that our efforts will continue in 2018.
Turkey Legal Update
Turkish Color of the Month
Born in Elazığ on the east of Turkey, Saim Dursun, depicts, with the warm liveliness of light and color on his spatula, the true Anatolian picture uncovering the strong willpower of Turkish people and their joy of life despite hardship.
DEPARK - Compliance with the Data Protection Law Seminar
Ozan Karaduman, partner in our TMT practice, made a presentation on "Compliance with the Data Protection Law" for Bambu Hızlandırıcı ve ÖnKuluçka Merkezi - DEPARK in Izmir, Turkey on Feb 01, 2018.
DETTO - InventUP Health Program
Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın, managing associate in our intellectual property practice, has spoken on patent protection in pharmaceutical product and second medical use claims, relationship between patent and marketing authorization, and cases during the InventUP Health Program hosted by DETTO in Izmir, Turkey on Jan 16, 2018.
Model Court of Justice 2018
Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, partner in our intellectual property practice, was the keynote speaker for the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Enterprise Court during the Model Court of Justice 2018 in Ankara, Turkey on Feb 09, 2018.
The period for appeal before the Court of Cassation has been reduced from one month to two weeks. Two-week period is intended to establish consistency between the appeal periods before both the regional appellate courts and the Court of Cassation.
The IP Law abolished the provisions on “Use Requirement of Patents” and “Evidence on Use” and linked the use requirement to the Compulsory License as sole consequence of non-use of a patent. The new approach created many question marks.