The Turkish Patent Institute has amended the monthly publication
of trademark applications for 3rd party oppositions, whereby it
will publish applications twice each month. This decision is being
put into practice as of February 2016, whereby two Bulletins will
be published: namely the Official Trademark Bulletin No. 246 dated
February 12, 2016 and Trademark Bulletin No. 247 dated February 29,
The change regarding the publications has began last year, where
the Turkish Patent Institute first decided to cease to publish the
Trademark Bulletins and Gazettes in print and distribute these
publications only in CD format. Thereafter as of the new year also
CD format publications have been abandoned and the trademark
application publication is revealed online on monthly basis.
Currently the e-bulletin facility is reachable within the official
website http://www.tpe.gov.tr/ but only available in
Turkish language and you may reach and download all on-line
publications of official Trademark, Design and Patent Bulletins as
well as Gazettes.
The on-line publication of trademark applications in the e-bulletin
twice each month means that the opposition period once a month will
change to two and applicants used to one deadline of opposition in
Turkey in the mid of each month will change to consider the
deadline for opposition within mid as well as end of each
We will update our watch services for our clients, whereby we will
notify you of similar trademark applications for opposition
purposes, published twice each month.
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