Patent and Utility Models in Turkey:
A patent for an invention is granted to the inventor, giving the inventor the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using, or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor. When a patent is granted, the invention becomes the property of the inventor, which - like any other form of property or business asset - can be bought, sold, rented, or hired. Similarly, inventions that are novel and which can be applied to industry shall be protected by means of giving a utility model.
KIRCI Law Office (KIRCI Avukatlık Bürosu) renders a wide range of services regarding patent and utility models in Turkey from the patent application before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TurkPatent) to the representation of our clients before competent Turkish Intellectual Property Courts, Turkish Court of Appeals, and Court of Cassation.
The inquiries received by our Office related to patent and utility models in Turley are: preparing and filing an opposition against the publication of patents, preparing state of the art reports, filing EP validations, and patent translations.
Again, providing legal consultancy services for all cases related to patent and utility models in Turkey, preparing, evaluating, and reviewing contracts specific to patent law, the representation during the mediation process, filing of and also the pursuance of patent-related cases such as invalidation of TURKPATENT decisions and patent nullity lawsuit, patent invalidity lawsuit, patent infringement lawsuit, unfair competition, damage claims, extortion of patent rights, damage claims for the invention of the employee are some of the frequently met demands.