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Patent FAQs in Turkey: Excellent Team

Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Turkish patent lawyers to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights, we also answer patent FAQs in Turkey.

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Our Turkish patent attorneys provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.

Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in TurkeyEuropean Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.

Patent FAQs & Answers in Turkey

1. What is a patent in Turkey?

A patent in Turkey is an exclusive right granted by the government to an inventor, giving them the authority to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing their invention for a certain period.

2. What types of patents are available in Turkey?

Turkey offers two main types of patents: Invention Patents and Utility Model Patents. Invention Patents cover new inventions with inventive step, while Utility Model Patents protect incremental innovations.

3. How long does a patent last in Turkey?

An Invention Patent in Turkey is valid for 20 years from the filing date, while a Utility Model Patent is valid for 10 years.

4. What is the patent application process in Turkey?

The patent application process includes steps like preparation, drafting the application, filing, formal and substantive examinations, publication, opposition (if any), and finally, the granting of the patent.

5. What is a patent search, and is it necessary?

A patent search is a thorough investigation to determine if a similar invention already exists. It’s crucial for ensuring the uniqueness and patentability of your invention.

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6. Can I file a patent application in Turkey online?

Yes, you can file a patent application online through the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office’s electronic filing system.

7. What is the role of a patent attorney in Turkey?

A patent attorney guides you through the application process, helps with drafting, ensures compliance, and represents you before the authorities.

8. How long does it take to get a patent granted in Turkey?

The timeframe varies, but it generally takes around 2 to 3 years for an Invention Patent and about 1 to 2 years for a Utility Model Patent.

9. What is the difference between an Invention Patent and a Utility Model Patent?

An Invention Patent requires a higher level of inventiveness, while a Utility Model Patent protects simpler inventions with a shorter duration.

10. Can I file a patent application internationally from Turkey?

Yes, you can file an international patent application through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system.

11. Is a substantive examination mandatory in Turkey?

Yes, a substantive examination is mandatory to determine the patentability of the invention.

12. Can I amend my patent application after filing?

Yes, you can make amendments to your application during the examination process, but they must not broaden the scope of your invention.

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13. What is the cost of filing a patent application in Turkey?

The cost varies based on the type of patent and other factors. It includes filing fees, examination fees, and publication fees.

14. Are there any maintenance fees for patents in Turkey?

Yes, you need to pay annuity fees to keep your patent in force throughout its term.

15. Can I oppose someone else’s patent in Turkey?

Yes, you can oppose a patent during the publication period if you believe it infringes upon your rights.

16. Can I apply for a patent without a prototype?

Yes, a prototype is not mandatory for filing a patent application in Turkey.

17. What rights does a patent grant me in Turkey?

A patent provides you with the exclusive right to use, make, sell, or license your invention, preventing others from doing the same without your permission.

18. Can I apply for a patent as an individual inventor?

Yes, both individuals and legal entities can apply for patents in Turkey.

19. How do I enforce my patent rights in Turkey?

You can enforce your patent rights by taking legal action against infringers through the Turkish courts.

20. Can I extend the duration of a Utility Model Patent in Turkey?

No, the duration of a Utility Model Patent cannot be extended beyond its 10-year term.

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Reach us for Patent FAQs in Turkey

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 and trademarks across various industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.

For a complimentary consultation, you may reach our patent attorneys for patent FAQs in Turkey by sending an e-mail or through our Contact page.

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