What is Trademark?
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What is Trademark in Turkey?
Trademarks are the signs of the goods and services provided by any enterprise to make them distinct from those provided by other enterprises. Words, letters, numbers, drawings, pictures, figures, colors, logos, labels and a combination of these used specifically for the purpose of distinction of such goods and services may be accepted as trademark.
Protection of Trademarks
Trademarks are protected mainly through registration. Registration of a trademark makes available a sound protection against particularly disputes arising from similarity or identical aspects, which may lead to confusion.
Many people consider that registration of the commercial title and the commercial company into the trade registration offices mean simultaneous protection of the trademark. This is the most common misperception. It is important to comprehend the differences between the commercial titles and the trademarks.
Commercial title is the full name of your company e.g. Abc Kimya Sanayi Anonim Sirketi etc and identifies your company. Such titles generally end with â€œLtd. Co.â€ or â€œCorp.â€, which defines the legal structure of the company. The trademark is the sign, which makes your product/products different than others. Any company may have various trademarks. For example; â€œAbc Kimya Sanayi Anonim Åirketiâ€ may use different trademarks for the different products marketed by the said company. Such trademarks may not only be similar with the commercial title (e.g. ABC) but also a totally different wording than the commercial title (e.g. XYZ).
Rights are Acquired Through Registration of a Trademark
- Registration of a trademark shall grant the holder of the said trademark the right of sole use of the trademark and protect unauthorized use of such trademark.
- It grants the right of unauthorized use of any mark which may distort the distinctive character of any registered trademark, provide unfair advantage through the creditability of any registered trademark, or lead to any confusion with respect to the similar or identical goods and services which fall within the scope of the trademark registration.
- Any registered trademark may be assigned to another, inherited to the successors, licensed for utilization rights, pledged or denominated as a guarantee.
- The trademarks not yet registered cannot enjoy the rights and protection through the law pertinent to registration and protection of trademarks.
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