TÜRKPATENT now a participating office in WIPO’s Digital Access Service
The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT) announced on 25 May 2022 that it is now a participating depositing office for WIPO’s Digital Access Service (DAS).
At the request of applicants, TÜRKPATENT will deposit certified copies of patent, utility model, industrial design and trademark applications as priority documents, including Patent Cooperation Treaty applications filed on and after 1 June 2022.
The DAS facilitates the exchange of priority documents electronically between participating offices, easing the burden of the applicant by eliminating the need to obtain and file the priority documents before multiple offices.
It is important to note that the current legal framework does not allow TÜRKPATENT to extend the scope of its operations as an accessing office for the DAS. Until necessary legal amendments are made, TÜRKPATENT will be unable to recognise and process priority documents available to it through the DAS.
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