This article highlights the important international reports, FCPA cases and local legislative developments that we witnessed during the year of 2019 relating to Turkey with special focus of anti-corruption and compliance.
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.
Constitutional Court found that the requirement for employers to pay interest at a rate of 5% for each day that a journalist's overtime payments remain outstanding conflicts with the Constitution.
On December 25, 2019, the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency published a circular numbered 2019/3 and regulated the terms for notifications to be made through the Pharmaceutical Tacking System for the manufactured and imported products.
Non-use defence mechanism has been introduced with the Industrial Property Code. As we begin to see its practice, we also observe that trademark owners who face such defence also face some hurdles due to the strict regulations of the MoH.