This article aims to provide a practical overview of disclosure of trade secret as a criminal offense.
As regulated under the Turkish Commercial Code, in order to maintain the balance of interests between majority and minority shareholders, the rights granted to minority shareholders provide them with the opportunity to question and monitor the decisions taken by the majority management.
A recent Supreme Court decision provides guidance on copyright issues, specifically addressing originality of works, ownership rights, and transfers of rights for cinematographic works produced pre-1995, while raising questions about protection of distinctive signs in copyrightable works.
In light of the recent Court of Cassation decisions, it is seen that the nature of the goods in different subclasses should be considered for likelihood of confusion examination since informed consumers are not targeted by all the goods listed in class 05.
PTO granted broader protection to the well-known SINGER mark and concluded that the application including the term ‘Singer’ in Class 01, with similar word and graphic elements, dilutes well-known trademark and it was filed in bad faith.