Industrial designs are protected in Turkey through registration at the Turkish Patent Institute. The International Classification for Industrial Designs under the Locarno Agreement is followed in Turkey as of November 30, 1998.
Once an application is filed, it is examined with respect to compliance with the formalities and registrability mentioned in the DECREE-LAW NO.554 PERTAINING TO THE PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS as novelty and distinctiveness. (Novelty is defined by law as a design that is considered new if, before the date of application or priority (if any), no identical design has been made available to the public anywhere in the world.)
Examination is conducted only in form by the Turkish Patent Institute prior to the registration. Designs allowed for registration are published and thereby become open to opposition for a period of six months. However, at the request of the applicant, the publication may be postponed for up to thirty months from the filing date. If opposition by third party is justified, the design is not registered.
The registered design is protected for five years as of the filing date. This period may be renewed four times and the total protection period is 25 years. The renewal application may be filed during the last six months of the 5-year period of protection. However, it may also be renewed with a fine, within six months from the expiration of the protection period.
The registration, assignment and cancellation of design and industrial model registrations are published in the Official Gazette and entered in the register.
IDAL IP & Law Group will attend to INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain on May 20, 2017.
IDAL IP & Law Group attended to LESI Annual Meeting in Paris, France on April 20, 2017.
IDAL IP & Law Group has attended as a lecturer to IP2016 “Best Practices: Creating a Sustainable Technology Transfer Ecosystem” conference in Istanbul on October 26, 2016.
Mr. Murat Idal was a lecturer and gave full day education (LES100) to representatives of law offices, universities, and industry leaders.
As a board member of LES Turkey, Mr. Murat Idal gave a speech in IP consortium established with Ministry, Turkish Patent Institute and LES Turkey. Mr. Murat Idal was lecturer of serial sessions about management of IP Portfolio in companies.