Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish patent law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish patent lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, copyrights, and EP Validation in Turkey.

Our patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as IP litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our IP attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey, EP Validation in Turkey, and patent annuities in Turkey.

EP Validation in Turkey

All the processes of the European patent application (examination of the structure, search, publication, investigation, registration decision, and opposition) are executed by European Patent Office (EPO). EP Validation in Turkey affords the same level of legal protection as a national patent; if it is filed in the designated countries within 3 months from the mention of the grant decision on the European Patent Bulletin and it is valid for 20 years from the filing date.

EP Validation in Turkey

A granted European Patent can be validated in Turkey with a single application and registration procedure, upon translation of the specification into Turkish and submission of the other requirements.

Moreover, it is possible to enable the European Patent application to have effect with regard to third parties within Turkey, by submitting a Turkish translation of the claims to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office during the application stage of the European Patent which is to be published in the official bulletin.

The information and documents required for EP Validation in Turkey according to Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents in Turkey dated 9 January 2001 are as follows:

For provisional protection under Article 67 EPC, the translation of the claims in Turkish and payment of a required fee are necessary. The provisional protection arises when the translation of the claims is made available to; the public via the Official Patent Bulletin of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

The following information must be provided with the translation of the claims:

  • EP application and publication numbers
  • EP application and publication dates
  • names and addresses of the applicants and inventors
  • the title of the invention
  • the IPC codes
  • the abstract
  • drawing(s) if available
  • priority data if applicable

For EP Validation in Turkey, the Turkish translation of the European Patent Specification must be filed within 3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

In addition to the above data the number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned and B1 Publication must be provided with the translation of the European Patent Specification. Power of Attorney is not officially required.

Turkish Patent Law

Turkish Patent Law Services

Akkas & Associates Turkish patent lawyers’ expertise affords our clients the fullest range of patent prosecution services and the capability to render such advice:

  • Preparation and filing of patent applications
  • EP Validation in Turkey
  • Comprehensive patent prosecution services in Turkey for patents
  • Prosecution of international patent applications under the PCT
  • Coordination of patent prosecution in foreign countries and regions
  • Patent appeals to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office
  • Filing and opposing reissue and reexamination applications
  • Rendering legal opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of patents
  • Rendering legal opinions on patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement
  • Patent infringement litigation before Turkish IP Courts
  • Patent appeals in the Turkish Supreme Court
  • Patent portfolio audits, counseling, and management

Reach us for EP Validation in Turkey

Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented IP law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s intellectual property law. Since 1992, our patent & trademark lawyers have been helping clients with complex legal challenges and maximizing opportunities for success.

Our law firm is now one of the leading Patent law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for EP Validation in Turkey through our Contact page.