Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Istanbul design patent lawyers to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights design patents.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of design patent services including; design patent application, renewal, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
We’re Istanbul Design Patent Attorneys
Our Turkish design patent attorneys provide design patent applications in Turkey. The registration process for industrial designs in Turkey has formed up to four main methods which can be summarized as formal examination, registration into the industrial design records and publication, opposition, and certification.
Formal examination: It is the initial examination of the application carried out in accordance with the provisions in 6769 numbered Industrial Property Law and the examination to be executed under the terms stipulated in the Regulation.
The initial examination is the examination of the applications in accordance with the definitions of the products and designs under this particular clause and the rejection of the applications which do not comply with such definitions.
The applications that are complete as a consequence of the above examination, shall be registered in the design records and published in the Official Industrial Design Bulletin.
Referring to a published design for a period of 6 months from the date of publication, the natural or legal and real persons, and related professional organizations may file an opposition before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office against the design application.
Related persons and professional organizations may file an opposition against the application within six months from the date of publication, depending on the fact that the design is not new and does not have an individual character or the design presents on holding the rights for such a design.
The opposition made is examined by the Re-Examination and Evaluation Committee in the light of the documents submitted to verify the right holder or the novelty and individual character terms.
In case no opposition is made within the legally stipulated period of 6 months or as a result of the refusal of the oppositions, the certificate of design registration is issued and given to the applicant.
If the opposition period of 6 months expires, the IP courts can solve the matter for the cancellation or invalidity of the design registration.
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Since its foundation in 1996, Ata Patent has been the choice of numerous clients throughout the World. At Ata Patent, we partner with our clients to grow their businesses by protecting their intellectual property with strategic planning, customized and scalable solutions, and cost-effective project management.
We prosecute and maintain patents, design patents, and trademarks across various industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.