Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency


Refiling of trademark subject to cancellation action deemed to be in bad faith

November 7 2016 A recent Turkish Patent Institute Higher Council Decision determined that the refiling of a trademark that is subject to a Cancellation action cannot…

E-commerce websites and trademark protection

March 18 2019 The popularity of e-commerce websites in Turkey has grown in recent years. However, while e-commerce websites are important for the economy, their…

Trademark protection of mobile apps

July 22 2019 Turkey's trademark classification system does not cover the term 'mobile applications' specifically. However, software and computer programs fall…

Patent enforcement through the courts in Turkey

June 5 2017 A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in Turkey

Patents in Turkey: Lexology Navigator Q&A

June 5 2017 A structured guide to patents law and practice in Turkey

First oppositions received by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office under new IP code

June 28 2021 Post-grant opposition was introduced by the IP code, which took effect in 2017. In December 2020 oppositions were filed against two national patents…

Are second medical use patents protected?

June 21 2021 A first-instance court decision that second medical use patents granted before 13 December 2007 are not patentable is waiting to be evaluated by the…

Spotlight: patent enforcement and invalidity procedures in Turkey

December 2 2020 A review of the key procedural issues surrounding patent enforcement and invalidity actions in Turkey, including competent courts, timing and costs.

In review: patent legislation in Turkey

December 2 2020 A review of some of the key provisions of the patent legislation in Turkey, covering the types of patent available, liability for infringement and grounds for invalidity, among other things.

Standard essential patents - Competition Board renders first decision

November 2 2020 The debate over determining a legal framework for the enforcement of standard essential patents (SEPs) has been one of the hot IP topics of 2020…