Lexis Nexis Intellectual Property 2020
The Turkish Law on Industrial Property, Turkey Law No. 6769/2017, (“IP Code”) covers the procedures and principles for trademark registration in Turkey. According to the IP Code, as with most trademark systems, trademark registration can be filed either by direct application to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TPO”) or via international trademark registration, which is done by designating Turkey within the scope of the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Marks and relating Protocol (entered into force on 1 January 1999). While both direct and international trademark applications have the same legal impact, the application procedures differ.
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First published by LexisNexis Middle East, January 2020.