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Turkey Trademark Regıstratıon Costs and Procedures (2018)

 

The legal basis of Turkey trademark is the Trademark Decree Law, on Industrial Property. Turkey is a member of the Paris Convention and the Madrid Protocol. Turkey adopts first-to-file basis for trademark protection. A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application and could be renewed for 10 years before the expiry date.

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Turkey Trademark Registration Fees

Services
Fees (USD)
Step 1: Pre-filing Search
Basic Search (word) FREE
Each additional class (word) FREE
Pro search (Extensive Study
List of similar and identical trademarks,
Analysis of similar trademarks,
Probability of registration,
Detailed registrability report,
Our recommendations)
150
(1) Pre-filing search is not compulsory in Turkey.
(2) Pre-filing search is limited to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT)’s database only.
(3) Pre-filing search report is delivered in 1 working days by email.
Step 2: Trademark Registration Request
Single class 500
Each additional class 150
(1) Fees cover both our service fees and official filing fees.
Step 3: Final Registration/Certificate
Each application 450

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Note:
(1) The fixed fees quoted above apply only to trademark applications which are unopposed and proceed without complication.
(2) All fees quoted above do not include delivery fees.

Calculation of Registration Costs

Example 1: One mark one class
If you want to have your trademark “ABC” registered in Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear), that is, one mark one class, the total fees for trademark pre-filing search, registration request and certificate are:

Pre-filing search: FREE
Request for registration: USD 500
Final registration/Certificate: USD 450
TOTAL: USD 950

Example 2: One mark two classes
If you want to have your trademark “ABC” registered in Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear) and Class 26 (lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers), that is, one mark two classes, the total fees for trademark pre-filing search, registration request and certificate are:

Pre-filing search: FREE
Request for registration: 500 + 150 = USD 650
Final registration/Certificate: USD 450
TOTAL: USD 1.100

The costs illustrated in the examples above are based on the assumption of a smooth application for word mark(s), that is, no objection being raised by the TURKPATENT or any other third party.

Materials Required for Filing of Trademark Application in Turkey

(1) A scanned copy of the Power of Attorney (to be provided by ASAMA Company) simply signed by the applicant.
(2) A duly completed trademark search/registration order form (to be provided by ASAMA Company).
(3) A soft copy of the trademark in JPEG format.
(4) A copy of identity proof of the applicant (passport for individuals and Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation for companies).
(5) A priority document when priority is claimed (extra charge will be charged for filing priority claim documents).

Turkey Trademark Application Procedures

(1) ASAMA Company acknowledges the information including the specimens of mark, its goods/services and registration details, then provides the latest quotation, preliminary advice and classifies your goods/services;
(2) After the quotation has been confirmed, client will be required to complete our Trademark Search/ Registration Order Form and send it back to ASAMA Company by email, fax or post;
(3)Client could refer to our analysis and suggestion in the search report and decide whether to file the application.ASAMA Company will file trademark application to the TURKPATENT upon receipt of your payment and instruction;
(4)The TURKPATENT will conduct a search of the trademarks records to see if the same or similar trademark has already been registered or been applied for by another trader in the same or similar class. They will also see if the trademark satisfies the registration requirements laid down in the Trademark Decree Law. If the requirements for registration are not met, the Examiner will object to the mark;
(5) Once your trademark has been accepted for registration, it will be published on the monthly Official Trademark Bulletin;
(6)If no objection by a third party, a registration certificate will be issued by the TURKPATENT.
(7)We will review and send the certificate to you.

Time scale

8 months in average

Trademark Law

ASAMA lawyers, located in the Turkey Republic region, practice exclusively in intellectual property law. Our trademark attorneys have many years of combined legal experience in helping businesses acquire, protect and enforce trademarks.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe in securing well-fortified, cost optimised IPR for our clients and strive ceaselessly towards that end. Our approach is three fold.

 

Client Centric Culture

We always keep our clients’ needs at the centre of our focus and take the time to learn about their businesses and concerns

Personalised Professionalism

On a strong scaffold of business ethics and meticulously crafted operational procedures, we treat every client with the individuality that he or she deserves

Customised Commercialism

While maintaining a basic fee structure, we assist clients in building their IP portfolios by working within their budgets and providing cost-effective solutions

Our Mission

To provide worldwide, a full spectrum of intellectual property services to a range of clients from individuals to large business conglomerates, with attention to quality and detail in order to meaningfully protect their intellectual property.

Our Values

The four foundations upon which our firm is built:

Integrity

we give correct and trustworthy advice to our clients

Intellectual Growth

we learn continuously from and for our clients
and colleagues

Excellence

we ensure that our work is always of the highest quality &
standards

Mutual Respect

we respect the talents and worth of our clients & colleagues
forging lasting relationships

Our Philosophy

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Domain Names in Turkey

Documents required for “.com.tr”

For the applications made by the legal entities and organisations; the official documents required must certify that the domain name you apply for is your registered trademark or corporate name. One official document that appropriate for the application, which may be “Commercial Registration Certificate”, “Trademark Registration Certificate” etc., is sufficient to register a “.tr” domain.

Furthermore, foreign applicants are to prove business activity in Turkey or have a business relation with a company that is domiciled in Turkey and provide supporting official documents such as franchising agreement, distribution agreement, invoice, custom papers etc.
For any other situation apart from foregoing, you are required to perform your online application and then submit your document(s). You will be informed immediately after your application and document(s) are evaluated.

Turkish trademark protection

Protecting Your Brand

Protecting your brand is not just a slogan. It is the only way your intellectual property has any value. There is no point in obtaining registrations and putting them in a file if they can not be used to protect your trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents from others who might try to infringe on your rights.

Why We Are The Best Choice?

We believe in securing well-fortified, cost optimised IPR for our clients and strive ceaselessly towards that end. Our approach is three fold.

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We are in Turkey

Are you looking to enter, establish or grow your business interests in the dynamic Turkish market? Our lawyers based in Turkey can guide you through all legal issues surrounding your inbound and outbound investment strategy. Whether you are an enterprising start-up, mid-cap or major multinational, our multi-disciplinary specialists can provide the support you need to keep you ahead.

Please contact us if you are seeking experienced legal experts to help you successfully grow and expand your Turkish business interests.

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trademark search in turkey

Free Basic Search Report

Basic Search (word) FREE

Each additional class (word) FREE

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In Turkey, trademark protection

In Turkey, trademark protection is granted according to the provisions of 6769 Industrial Property Code.

Who may apply for trademark protection in Turkey?

The protection for trademarks in Turkey is available to natural or legal entities domiciled or engaged in industrial or commercial activities within the borders of Republic of Turkey, or to the persons who have the right of application according to the Paris Convention or Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Natural or legal persons other than those referred above, who are citizens of states which accord legal and de facto protection to the citizens of the Turkish Republic shall enjoy trademark protection in Turkey according to the reciprocity principle.

What are the means of making an international application in order to enjoy trademark protection in Turkey?

Basically, there are two ways of applying for a trademark protection in Turkey:

1) Direct application to Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

The first way of making a trademark registration application is to file an application directly to Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Those who are domiciled outside the borders of Republic of Turkey-except for those making an application through the Madrid Protocol- can only be represented by trademark attorneys who are authorized to act before the Office.

2) International Applications through the Madrid System

The second alternative for making a trademark application in Turkey is to use the Madrid System which is administered by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Madrid System is formed by two treaties complementing each other. These treaties are the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Turkey is only a member of the Protocol. Therefore, it accepts applications from only the States which are party to the Protocol or from the States which are party to both the Agreement and the Protocol. In both cases, the governing treaty for the international applications filed to Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is the Madrid Protocol.

Who can benefit from the Madrid System?

An international application can be made by natural or legal persons who have a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in a State party to the Madrid Protocol (or both the Protocol and the Agreement) or who are nationals of or domiciled in that State.

In order to obtain international registration, it is compulsory to have a registered trademark or a pending application for registration in the Office of Origin. The  extension on the list of goods and/or services of the basic registration or basic application is not possible.

For detailed information about the international applications through the Madrid System, please follow the link http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/.

Examination of Trademark Applications in Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

Trademarks Department of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office carries out an examination system, which consists of procedural examination, examination for absolute grounds for refusal, publication, examination of oppositions and appeals.

Procedural examination: TurkPatent shall formally examine the comformity of the application. In case it is decided that there are no defeciences, the application shall finalize in date, hour and minute of its date of reception. In case there is deficiency in the application, the applicant shall be given a period of two months to remedy the deficiency. Application whose deficiencies are not remedied within the prescribed period shall be cancelled. However, in case the application has been filed for goods or services covering more than one class and the nonpayment of the fee regarding classes is not remedied in the prescribed period, the application shall be examined for class or classes covered by the paid fee.

Examination for absolute grounds for refusal and publication: If the Office decides that the application does not have any formal deficiencies, it shall examine the application in accordance with Article 5 of 6769 Industrial Property Code. As a result of the examination, if it is concluded that the application may not be registered for some or all of the goods or services in the scope of the application, the application shall be refused for those goods or services. An application, which has fulfilled the conditions of application and has not been refused, shall be published in the Bulletin.

Letter of Consent: A trademark application may not be refused according to identically or indistinguishably similar to a trademark, if a notarial document indicating the clear consent of the prior trademark proprietor for the registration of the application is submitted to the TurkPatent.

Examination of oppositions and appeals: If no grounds for refusal is found in the first examination, the application will be published in the monthly Official Trademark Bulletin. Third persons may file oppositions in 2 months time limit following the publication date of the Bulletin. If there are no oppositions filed within the abovementioned time limit, the application will be registered in the Trademark Register and it shall be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin. If the application is refused totally or partially in the first examination, the applicant may lodge an appeal to the TurkPatent  in 2 months time limit. In this case, the application should be re-examined regarding the appeal. If the appeal is found acceptable, the application will be published totally or partially in the Bulletin, this means that the application may be the subject of a further refusal following an opposition.

Evidence proving that the trademark been genuinely used:The Office shall request the applicant to submit his observations concerning the oppositions within the prescribed period. Provided that the trademark, which is the ground for opposition, has been registered for at least five years at the date of application or date of priority of the application for which the opposition is filed, upon the request of the applicant, it shall be requested from the opponent to submit evidence proving that he had genuinely used his trademark on the goods and services relating to the opposition during the five-years period before the date of application or the date of priority of the latter application or whether he has a proper reason for not using his trademark during that period. In case the opponent fails to prove the aforesaid, opposition shall be refused. If it is proven that the trademark, which is the ground for opposition, has been used only for some of the goods or services which are covered by registration, then the opposition shall be examined taking into account the goods or services whose use is proven.

For the examination of oppositions, TurkPatent Trademarks Department has a separate division (oppositions division). Parties who are not satisfied with the decisions of this division can also appeal to the decisions before the Office.

Re-Examination and Evaluation Department is the final decision making body of the Office. A legal proceeding can be instituted against these decisions at Ankara Intellectual and Industrial Rights Civil Court within two months of the notification date of the decision.

Registration: An application; which have been filed without deficiency or whose deficiencies have been remedied; have been examined and published in the Bulletin, against which there has been no opposition or such opposition has been ultimately rejected, and all stages have been completed upon submission to the Office of missing documents within the prescribed period, including information demonstrating that registration fee is paid, shall be recorded in the registry by registration and shall be published in the Bulletin. In case of failure to deposit the fee concerning registration of the trademark and submitting to the Office the information concerning the payment within the prescribed period, the application shall be abolished.

Renewal: The term of protection for registered trademark is ten years from the date of application. This term shall be renewed for periods of ten years.  Request for renewal needs to be made by the trademark proprietor within six months before the expiry of the protection date and the information regarding the payment of the fee needs to be submitted to the Office within the same period. In case no request is made or the information regarding payment of the renewal fee is not submitted to the Office within this period, renewal request may be made within six months after the expiry of the protection date, provided that an additional fee is paid.

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