Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Turkey: overview


What are the legal conditions to obtain a patent and which legislation applies? Which products, substances and processes can be protected by patents and what types cannot be patent protected?

Conditions and legislation


The Industrial Property Code No. 6769 (Industrial Property Code), which abolished Decree Law No. 551 on the Protection of Patent Rights (Patent Decree Law), is the primary legislation regulating patents. To be granted a patent, an invention must meet the following conditions (Article 82, Industrial Property Code):

  • Be new.
  • Involve an intentive step.
  • Be applicable to industry.

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This article was first published in the Life Sciences Global Guide 2018                                                  
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The law is stated as at 1 May 2018