Ata Patent, Inc. is a globally recognized Turkish IP law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Ata Patent Inc. has assembled an experienced group of patent lawyers to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights including patents in Turkey. Our patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; application, registration, protection such as litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, licensing, and annuity payments.
Patent Annuities in Turkey
Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents / utility models and European Patent applications and it is international filing date for PCT national phase entries. Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period, lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstate of the patent.
Patents with examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.
Official fees, namely "annuities" should be deposited in the Turkish Patent Institute by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.
The annuities which are due or over due should be paid in advance upon entry in Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.
Reach our Patent Lawyers for Patent Annuities in Turkey
Since its foundation in 1996, Ata Patent, Inc. Turkish IP Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients throughout the World. Thanks to its nationally recognized patent law practice, our ip firm is now one of the leading intellectual property law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. For a free consultation you may reach our patent lawyers for Patent Annuities in Turkey by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Contact page.