Turkish IP Blog

While Ata Patent Inc.’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a patent so as to secure a patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client.

In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from market share. In other cases, this may involve the filing of defensive patents to ensure that a client can operate in a space uninhibited by their competitors. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.

Ata Patent Inc. handles trademark application & registration, opposition against a trademark application, and trademark infringement law suits for a wide range of companies. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions. Further, we manage our trademark practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.

Trademark cancellation law suits have several grounds. However, these cases are usually filed for reasons of prior usage or registration. Except for the reason of non-usage, the burden of proof is always on the plaintiff. The disclosure of evidence covering prior usage also becomes important before filing the lawsuit.

The partial or total invalidity of a registered IP right may be requested from the Civil IP Courts or other civil courts of the first instance where specialized courts have not yet been established. The competent court for these cases is that of the domicile of the defendant who is the owner of the registered IP right in question.

Ata Patent Inc.’s IP Litigation lawyers today carry on the traditions of over 25 years of courtroom practice, representing clients in a broad range of commercial and IP lawsuits.

The firm’s trial attorneys actively work to improve state judiciary by participating as members of advisory committees to improve the speed and efficiency of the national courts. Many of the firm’s litigation attorneys have previous professional experience that provides helpful insight into our clients’ needs and business practices. The firm’s Litigation section includes attorneys with prior government experience.

An opposition is a proceeding in which one party is seeking to prevent registration of another party’s trademark. If Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) approves that a trademark application meets the criteria of a trademark, the application will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.

To successfully prosecute an opposition, the opposer must plead and prove two things that he is likely to be damaged by a registration of the mark; and there are valid grounds as to why the trademark applicant is not entitled under law to register.