From February 2016 onward, the Official Industrial Designs Bulletin ("Bulletin") will be published twice per month in Turkey, on the 9th and 24th of each month. The Bulletin contains new industrial design applications and was previously published on the Turkish Patent Institute's website only in the first half of each month.

Oppositions to industrial design applications must be filed within six months of the date the application being published in the Bulletin. Therefore, opposition deadlines will now fall into the first or second half of the month, according to the relevant Bulletin's publication date. Interested parties will need to carefully follow deadlines to avoid confusion or loss of rights due to the increased regularity of Bulletin publications.

A similar change was also recently made regarding the Official Trademark Bulletin (more)

Please see this link for the announcement published on TPI's web site (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.

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