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By David Park
In contrast to practice before the Turkish Patent Institute (TPI), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which do not require any disclosure of known prior art for a patent application filing of first instance2, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) imposes an affirmative duty on a patent applicant to disclose known and material prior art during the life of a patent application.
By Emre Kerim Yardimci, Gokcen Uzer Cengelci
The Absolute Grounds and Relative Grounds for refusal provisions within the current Decree-Law No. 556 on the Protection of Trademarks...
By Muazzez Korutürk, Okan Çan
The Decree Law No: 551 on Protection of Patents, does not specifically refer to the patentability of biotechnological inventions.
By Muhlise Aydın, Okan Çan
Article 84 of the Decree Law No. 551 states that where a patent concerns a process for the manufacture of new products or substances, unless proof to the contrary...
By Asli Bayguz, Okan Çan
According to the current Turkish Decree Law No. 556 on Trademarks, it is possible to institute a court action for the cancellation of a registered trademark on the basis of non-use...
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
The Law on Protection of Personal Data (Law) has been enacted on March 24, 2016 and published on the Official Gazette dated April 07, 2016.
By Serra Coral, Okan Çan, Emre Kerim Yardimci
Turkey is preparing to replace its existing decree-laws on the protection of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and geographical indications with a draft IP Law covering all of these rights.
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
Colors and sound marks have been included in the definition of signs which may be protected as a trademark. More importantly, the requirement of capability to be represented graphically...
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
Upon publication of a grant decision, a third party may file an opposition against a granted patent within six months of its publication. Once the opposition is filed, the Turkish Patent Institute...
By David Park
In contrast to practice before the Turkish Patent Institute, the European Patent Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, . . .
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
The current Decree Law No. 551 on Protection of Patent Rights did not have any regulations enabling third parties to oppose against patent grant decisions.
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
Designs which are disclosed to the public in Turkey for the first time shall be protected as a non-registered design for three years as from the date of first disclosure.
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
The Turkish Parliament enacted a totally new IP Law by December 22, 2016. The Law will enter into force once it is approved by the President and published in Official Gazette.
By Deris Patent & Trademark Agency Limited
Turkey is preparing to change the existing Decree Laws concerning the protection of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and the geographical indications by replacing them with a draft IP Law covering all the aforementioned rights.
By Emre Kerim Yardimci, Asli Bayguz
The Turkish Patent Institute (T.P.I.) has no authority to cancel a registered trademark according to the current provision.