The registration and protection of trademarks are regulated under the provisions of the Industrial Property Law No. 6769, which entered into force as of January 10, 2017. Turkey is also a signatory to Madrid Protocol as from October 1, 1998 and Nice Agreement as from October 1, 1995.
The term of the registered trademark is 10 years from the filing date and it can be renewed every 10 years for the extension of protection. A right of priority can be used during a period of six months from the date of filing of the first application. It should be noted that multiple class trademark applications are possible in Turkey.
VALITRA provides comprehensive trademark application and post registration services in order to meet client requirements nationally and internationally. The major services provided are:
- filing and prosecuting national and international trademark applications,
- availability and infringement searches,
- watching services,
- legal services.
When filing for a trademark application, following documents are required:
- application form,
- name and contact information of the applicant,
- representation of the mark,
- list of goods and services according to Nice Agreement,
- payment of the official filing fee,
- a copy of the POA (notarization is not required).
Apart from these documents, a copy of the priority document and its certified translation into Turkish must be submitted, if claimed.
According to Industrial Property Law No. 6769, a trademark registration is valid for ten years from the date of application. In order to maintain the trademark it should be renewed every ten years. The application for renewal may be filed within six months prior to the expiration date. The renewal fee can also be paid within six months following the expiration date with a surcharge.