Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Turkey
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 inventive step.
• Be applicable to industry.
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This article was first published in the PLC “Pharmaceutical IP and comptetition law in Turkey 2019” and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Thomson Reuters.