World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Turkey

The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) has been come in for effusive praise of late, with practitioners highlighting its overall speed, the quality of its examiners and the uniformity of its decision making. On the litigation front, the recent introduction of mandatory mediation as a precursor to both non-monetary...

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The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) has been come in for effusive praise of late, with practitioners highlighting its overall speed, the quality of its examiners and the uniformity of its decision making. On the litigation front, the recent introduction of mandatory mediation as a precursor to both non-monetary and monetary claims in IP disputes has had a mixed reception. While it may result in an uptick in amicable settlements, some parties may also use it in bad faith to prolong the already lengthy and costly dispute resolution process. Rights holders are also ramping up their monitoring activity in response to a reported surge in fakes. Although physical marketplaces are still a cause for concern, there has also been an increase in smaller online consignments and practitioners are working closely with customs officials and investigators to avoid counterfeiting headaches.

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