Trademark in Turkey:
Trademark, which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings; indicate that the related goods and services come from a distinct source; evidence that the goods or services are manufactured or presented in certain standards and qualities; and is also used as a means of advertising, become one of the indispensable elements of business life and even economic growth today.
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 proprietor of a trademark is entitled to prevent third parties from doing some specific transactions without his consent. In other words, a trademark in Turkey, grant the exclusive right to the proprietor and nobody else can lawfully enjoy that protection without the owner’s authorization.
Except for some particular circumstances, the general condition to enjoy the protection of trademark in Turkey is ‘the trademark registration.’ Trademark registration is a process that launches with the filing of an application.
KIRCI Law Office (KIRCI Avukatlık Bürosu) renders a wide range of services regarding trademark in Turkey from trademark application before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) to the representation of our clients before Turkish Intellectual Property Courts, Turkish Court of Appeals, and Court of Cassation.
Transactions requested by our clients regarding trademark in Turkey before TÜRKPATENT are concentrated on: filing trademark applications, opposition against the publication of trademarks, opposition against the decisions of TURKPATENT.
Again, providing legal consultancy services for all cases related to the trademark in Turkey are, preparing, evaluating, and reviewing contracts specific to Turkish trademark law, the representation during the trademark mediation process, filing of and also the pursuance of trademark-related cases such as invalidation of TURKPATENT decisions, trademark nullity and trademark invalidity lawsuits, trademark infringement lawsuits, well-known trademark protection, anti-dilution, passing off, unfair competition, damage claims are some of the frequently met demands.
For general information on trademark in Turkey please also visit: FAQ on Trademarks