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In 2020 the Criminal General Assembly of the Supreme Court issued a landmark precedent on the issue of whether goods in transit may constitute trademark infringement under the relevant legislation. It is expected that the courts will follow this precedent in a recent case.
02 August 2022
At the request of applicants, trademark filers in Turkey will be saved from tedious admin work as the country’s IP office can now exchange priority documents electronically with other participating offices.
14 July 2022
IP legislation that came into effect in 2017 broadened the criteria for aspects of signs that can be registered as trademarks. With Turkey’s IP office leading the way by recently granting non-conventional marks to Netflix, multimedia marks are expected to feature widely in the country’s IP landscape.
07 July 2022
TÜRKPATENT has highlighted the most common mistakes made by applicants when requesting proof of use and by opponents when submitting evidentiary documents, and shared valuable information on how it evaluates proof of use.
30 June 2022
It is expected that there will no longer be delays in the service of office actions and that the number of pending applications will decrease.
28 June 2022
To prevent the loss of evidence, or if the counterfeiting products are harmful to human health, seizure operations can be conducted ex officio by the police upon the order of the public prosecutor.
15 April 2022
In a landmark decision, the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has adopted a broader approach when assessing the similarity of short trademarks.
11 April 2022
A ground-breaking decision in Turkey, now finalised, has shed important light on the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office’s broadening of trade name protection over identical trademark applications for different goods and services.
07 April 2022
In the next instalment identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Turkey.
29 March 2022
While the new dispute resolution mechanism is a positive change, it is expected that the number of disputes will increase due to the use of the ‘first-come, first-served’ principle to allocate domain names.
28 January 2022
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