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 with Patent Annuities in Turkey. We also assist obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. The skills and backgrounds of Akkas & Associates patent attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in 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, 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, 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 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.
Patent Annuities in Turkey
Our Istanbul patent lawyers provide services for patent annuities in Turkey. Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents / utility models and European Patent applications and it is international filing date for PCT national phase entries. Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period, lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstate of the patent.
Patents with examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.
Official fees, namely “annuities” should be deposited in the Turkish Patent Institute by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.
The annuities which are due or over due should be paid in advance upon entry in Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.
Turkish Patent Law Services
Akkas & Associates Turkish Patent Lawyers’ expertise affords our clients the fullest range of patent prosecution services and 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 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 the strategic goals.
We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees—inventors, 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 conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursing 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 and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, 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 Patent Annuities 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’ complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our law firm is now one of the leading Patent law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Patent Annuities in Turkey through our Contact page.