Akkas & Associates Law Firm 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 European Patent Validation in Turkey.
The skills and backgrounds of Akkas & Associates patent attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in the IP law practice area. Our IP attorneys are licensed to practice before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. Their technical expertise is balanced with considerable litigation and business experience.
Our Turkish 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 attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey, European Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.
While Akkas & Associates Turkish Patent Law Firm’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a patent so as to secure a patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client.
In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns.
In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from the market share. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.
European Patent 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). European Patent validation 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.
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 validation of European Patent 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 for European patent validation in Turkey:
- 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 validation of a European patent 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 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 provisional and non-provisional patent applications
- 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
- Counseling on “shop rights”
- Prosecuting interference contests to resolve priority in the invention
- Patent appeals to the Turkish Patent Institute
- 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 in Turkish courts
- Patent appeals in the Turkish Supreme Court
- Patent portfolio audits, counseling, and management
Patent Law Services in Turkey
To permit our clients to build a patent portfolio that is integrated with their business strategies, we seek early on to understand the strategic goals of each client. We also counsel our clients on how to best build a portfolio that maximizes both core technologies and non-core technologies. Likewise, we counsel clients on processes and procedures for identifying potentially patentable technology and prioritizing inventions based on strategic goals.
We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees—inventors, and engineers—understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the patentability process, including procedures on documenting the conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursuing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued patent is as defensible as possible.
The firm provides patent prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical technology, manufacturing, and financial services, computers, and telecommunications.
Our Turkish 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 attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey,
Reach us for European Patent Validation in Turkey
Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s intellectual property law. Since 1992, our 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 European Patent Validation in Turkey through our Contact page.