Region: Turkey

Transit of counterfeit goods: a Turkish perspective

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

TÜRKPATENT now a participating office in WIPO’s Digital Access Service

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

Netflix animated ident logo becomes the first multimedia mark to be registered in Turkey

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 webinar: key takeaways on proof of use in oppositions based on similarity claims

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

Patent and Trademark Office implements service by publication procedure

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

Turkey: registration with Customs is a powerful option for brand owners

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 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

Similarity of short trademarks: Patent and Trademark Office deviates from practice in groundbreaking decision

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

Decision highlights evolving approach to trademark and trade name conflicts in Turkey

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

Online marketplaces in Turkey that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

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

Turkish country-code domain name system on the eve of a new era

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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