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Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency


Protection of trademarks and geographical indications under new IP law

Turkey - January 16 2017 Parliament recently enacted the new IP Law, which will enter into force once it has been approved by the president and published in the Official

Patent enforcement through the courts in Turkey

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

Patents in Turkey: Lexology Navigator Q&A

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

Registered IP rights no longer valid defence against infringement claims

Turkey - June 27 2016 Article 78 of Decree-Law 551 on Patents states that the holder of a patent cannot invoke patent registration in its defence in infringement actions

Court orders cancellation of trademark registration

Turkey - June 8 2015 A recent court action was instituted for Cancellation of the defendant's trademark registration on the basis of its similarity and risk of confusion

Transit goods as per new IP Code

Turkey - August 6 2018 Recent case law shows that despite changes to the wording of the new Industrial Property (IP) Code, prior practice concerning goods in transit

Search and seizure warrants in criminal proceedings

Turkey - May 28 2018 The criminal courts require trademark infringement claims to be supported by objective and convincing evidence. Search and seizure warrants may be

European Commission praises Turkey for improved alignment with IP acquis communautaire

Turkey - May 21 2018 The European Commission recently released a report concerning Turkey's progress regarding the alignment of its laws with the European Union's acquis

All rights reserved - advantages of copyright registration

Turkey - May 7 2018 It is always advisable to register a work to ensure the effective enforcement of rights therein. The benefits of copyright registration in Turkey

Notification of WIPO trademark holders under new IP code

Turkey - April 30 2018 The new Industrial Property Code has made it possible for trademark applicants to put forward a non-use claim as a defence and settle an opposition