On January 18, 2015, Turkey amended its regulations on
trademarks, patents, industrial designs and integrated circuit
topographies to encourage online filings with the Turkish Patent
Institute ("TPI"). The main changes
relate to the recording of licenses and assignments as well as
waivers and withdrawal of applications, for which the previous
system required original, wet signature documents. This highly
anticipated change comes after the announcement of the 2015 fees
for trademark, patent and design filings, in which the TPI lowered
official fees for online filings to encourage use of the new
What the amendments do
The required documents for filing recording of assignments,
licenses or withdrawals have not changed. Now, however, the system
also accepts copies of the documents, which will be docketed
online. Instead of physical filings or proceedings, applicants or
their attorneys will be able to docket the documents electronically
under their e-signature and a statement that the electronically
submitted documents are a true copy of the originals. The TPI
reserves its right to require further documentation if there is any
doubt as to the correctness of a copy.
The online filing system is now live for use for all types of
procedures, such as recording an assignment and license and waiving
an application. Under the new system, proceedings are expected to
be both easier and faster.
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