The term of protection of the registered designs in Turkey is 5 years from the date of application. The term of protection may be extended up to 25 years in every 5-years renewal period.
Imprisonment or fines shall be applied on those who make false statement in the fake capacity of design right holder or those although not granted any authorisation, who remove the signs on the goods or packages which evidence the design protection or those who pretend that they are the applicant or the holder of any design right.
Registration of any industrial design provides national protection to the holders. In other words, the protection through registration is valid only within the boundaries of the country of registration.
The registration process of the industrial designs in Turkey is formed up four main processes which can be summarized as formal examination, registration into the industrial design records and publication, oppositions and certification.
The industrial designs are any product or pieces of such products which accompany us in our daily lives and facilitates our lives; the patterns, ornaments which make our lives colourful and address our senses.
If the design has not been made available to the public in the world prior to the application date or the priority date, such a design shall be deemed to be â€œnewâ€. If the designs differ only in immaterial details, they shall be considered as identical.