Questions on Trademarks in Turkey

  • Citizens of Republic of Turkey.

  • Natural persons or legal entities having residential location or involved in industrial or commercial activities within the borders of Republic of Turkey.

  • People who have the right of application in accordance with the provisions of Paris Convention or the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization dated 15/04/1994.

  • In accordance with the principle of reciprocity, people with nationality of states that provide protection of industrial property rights for people who are of Turkish Nationality.

  • Name and address of the applicant

  • Representation of the trademark

  • List of goods or services to be used for the trademark application

  • Voucher or document indicating that the application fee has been paid

  • If priority right is claimed, information showing that the fee of priority right claim is paid

  • Original priority document and its Turkish translation (if priority is claimed)

  • The transliteration of the letter in the Latin alphabet, If letters other than the Latin alphabet were used for the trademark.

Trademark registrations can be obtained through two ways in Turkey:

  1. National application to Turkish Patent and Trademark Office
  2. International Application through WIPO Madrid System

National applications are preferred more often than international applications in order to obtain trademark protection in Turkey. This is because the national procedure is faster than the procedure of WIPO Madrid.

Additionally, the trademark owner is not notified until the 1st instance decision of the Oppositions Unit, if an opposition is filed against an international trademark application in Turkey which might cause loss of time and maybe loss of rights for the owners of international trademark registrations.

When the ex-officio examination of the application completed by TURKPATENT, the trademark applications are published in the Official Trademark Bulletin for two months and within these 2 months oppositions can be filed by third parties.

The trademark registration process may take approximately 6 to 9 months in Turkey.

Trademarks are valid for 10 years from the application date and it can be renewed infinite times in every ten years.

It is possible that late renewal with a penalty fee may be paid within 6 months from the expiration date.

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