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European Patent Validation in Turkey
All the processes about the European patent application (examination of the structure, search, publication, investigation, registration decision and opposition) are executed by European Patent Office (EPO). European Patent validation affords the same level of legal protection as a national patent; if it is filed in the designated countries within 3 months from the mention of the grant decision on the European Patent Bulletin and it is valid for 20 years as from the filing date.
A granted European Patent can be validated in Turkey with a single application and registration procedure, upon translation of the specification into Turkish and submission of the other requirements. Moreover, it is possible to enable the European Patent application to have effect with regard to third parties within Turkey, by submitting Turkish translation of the claims to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office during the application stage of the European Patent which are to be published in the official bulletin.
The information and documents required for validation of European Patent according to Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the grant of European Patents in Turkey dated 9 January 2001 are as follows:
For provisional protection under Article 67 EPC, the translation of the claims in Turkish and payment of a required fee are necessary. The provisional protection arises when the translation of the claims is made available to; the public via the Official Patent Bulletin of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
The following information must be provided with the translation of the claims:
- EP application and publication numbers
- EP application and publication dates
- names and addresses of the applicants and inventors
- the title of invention
- the IPC codes
- the abstract
- drawing(s) if available
- priority data if applicable
For validation of a European patent in Turkey, the Turkish translation of the European PatentSpecification must be filedwithin 3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
In additionto the above data the number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned and B1 Publication must be provided with the translation of the European Patent Specification. Power of Attorney is not officially required.
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