Design in Turkey

Design in Turkey

The Design is defined: as 'the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, the line, contour, color, shape, material or texture of the product itself or its ornamentation.'

The design owner has exclusive rights to the use of the design.

Third parties without the consent of the design right holder cannot produce, put on the market, sell, import, use for commercial purposes, or keep in stock for those purposes the product in which the design is incorporated or to which it is applied, or cannot make a recommendation for the contract.

KIRCI Law Office (KIRCI Avukatlık Bürosu) renders a wide range of services regarding design in Turkey from design applications before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) to the representation of our clients before Turkish Intellectual Property Courts, Turkish Regional Court of Appeals, and Court of Cassation.

The inquiries received by our Office related to design in Turkey are the filing of the design application and preparing and filing an opposition against the publication of designs before the TURKPATENT - Reexamination and Evaluation Board.

Again, providing legal consultancy services for all cases related to Turkish design law, preparing, evaluating, and reviewing contracts specific to Turkish design law, the representation during the mediation process, filing of and also the pursuance of design-related cases such as invalidation of Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) Reexamination and Evaluation Board decision, design nullity lawsuit and design invalidity lawsuit, design infringement lawsuit, unfair competition, damage claims, extortion of design right are some of the frequently met demands for design in Turkey.

For general information on design in Turkey, please also visit: FAQ on Designs