Trademark in Turkey

Trademark in Turkey

Trademarks are a critical component of modern business and economic development in Turkey. Trademarks provide to differentiate the goods or services of one company from those of its competitors.

Trademarks may consist of any signs like words, including personal names, figures, colors, letters, numbers, sounds, and the shape of goods or their packaging, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings and being represented on the register in a manner to determine the clear and precise subject matter of the protection afforded to its proprietor...

The right over a trademark is an absolute right. The stated right grants the owner certain monopolistic rights and authorities, including the right to prohibit the use of the trademark by others. In Turkey, except for some exceptional cases in the trademark regulations, the primary and crucial condition to benefit from the said protection is: 'trademark registration.'

KIRCI Law Office (KIRCI Avukatlık Bürosu) provides comprehensive trademark services that encompass transactions conducted before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT), the Turkish Intellectual Property Courts, the Turkish Regional Court of Appeals, and the Turkish Court of Cassation.

In this sense, the KIRCI Law Office (KIRCI Avukatlık Bürosu) provides a wide range of services that include:

*filing and registration of trademark applications in Turkey,

*opposition against the publication of trademark applications,

*opposition against the decision of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office,

*Provide legal advice on trademark-related issues in Turkey,

*Prepare, review, and evaluate contracts specific to Turkish trademark law,

*Represent clients during the trademark mediation process and pursue lawsuits related to trademarks.

The trademark-related lawsuits may include ‘cancellation of Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) decisions’, ‘trademark invalidity,’ ‘trademark infringement,’ ‘well-known trademark protection,’ ‘anti-dilution,’ ‘passing off,’ ‘unfair competition,’ and ‘damage claims.’

For general information on trademarks in Turkey please also visit: FAQ on Trademarks