From February 2016 onward, the Official Trademark Bulletin (“Bulletin”) will be published twice per month in Turkey. The Bulletin contains new trademark applications. It was previously published in the first half of each month, on the Turkish Patent Institute’s website.
Trademark oppositions must be filed within three months of date a trademark application is published in the Bulletin. Therefore, due to the recent changes, opposition deadlines will now fall into the first or second half of the month, according to the relevant Bulletin’s publishing date. Interested parties will need to carefully follow deadlines to avoid confusion or loss of rights due to the increased regularity of Bulletin publications.
Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.