Akkas & Associates Trademark Appeals Lawyers in Turkey help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our trademark lawyers in Turkey provide a broad range of trademark services including; trademark application, registration, and protection such as litigation, appeals, opposition, cancellation, renewals, assignment, monitoring, and search.
Our Turkish Trademark Application Lawyers also represent our clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for patent, trademark, design patent law, and utility model applications, appeals, and oppositions as well. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies to individuals. More specifically, the firm’s IP attorneys regularly counsel clients about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Trademark Appeals Services
Akkas & Associates Turkish Trademark Lawyers handle trademark registration, opposition against a trademark application, and trademark infringement lawsuits for a wide range of companies. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) is the administrative authority dealing with the intellectual property rights registration process in Turkey.
TPTO has separate departments for trademarks, patents, and designs. The decisions of these departments may be appealed within two months, and the Re-examination and Evaluation Board of TPTO gives the final decision in the administrative process.
All final decisions of TPTO are subject to statutory audit. Objectors may file a lawsuit against unfavorable decisions before the specialized Civil IP Court in Ankara, which is the competent court for all cases filed against TPTO. This lawsuit must be filed within two months of the notification of the TPTO’s final decision.
Ankara Civil IP Court decides the correctness or cancellation of the final decision of TPTO. There have been many cases, and TPTO has recently started to give acceptable decisions through the continuous improvement and consolidation of case law. The IP Court of the first instance and the Supreme Court play a big role in establishing and maintaining legitimacy and stability in this field, which is quite new for all practitioners.
Trademark Registration in Turkey
The trademark services to our clients begin at a mark’s inception. At the first stage of the development of a branding strategy, we provide assistance in the identification of potential marks. In today’s crowded market, choosing potential marks that can mature into a unique, competitive brand name is often daunting, particularly when there is a desire to marry a mark with an available domain name. We offer educational seminars on the proper selection of trademarks. In this early stage of development, we also conduct clearance searches to determine the availability of trademarks.
We offer our clients proactive advice during the selection process and render clearance opinions on marks of interest. We draw upon our extensive litigation experience to guide our approach to counseling, prosecution, enforcement, ad review, and due diligence.
Of course, brand recognition is often more than just a word or logo. Akkas & Associates Turkish trademark lawyers have significant experience in trade dress, package design, graphics, product configuration, collective membership marks, certification marks, trade names, Internet domain names, and even the use of color or sound as a trademark.
Further, our counsel draws upon the interplay between intersecting bodies of intellectual property law, such as copyrights, design patents, and utility patents. For example, we have experience in handling the full scope of Internet and e-commerce issues that can erode one’s trademark rights, including data mining, hyper-linking, domain name disputes, meta tags, cyber-squatting, pay-for-placement, and web-related copyright and trademark infringement.
Trademark Law in Turkey
In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical. Today more than ever, a business’ unique identity, reputation, and brand provide a tangible return on investment and a critical competitive advantage. A well-thought-out and executed branding strategy can yield significant income based on the perception of one’s trademarks in the marketplace.
Akkas & Associates Turkish Trademark Law Firm handles trademarks for a wide range of companies, large, small, domestic, and foreign in Turkey. Turkish Trademark Law is governed by 6769 numbered Intellectual Property laws. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions.
Further, we manage our trademark practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants to provide our clients with customized, client-focused, prompt, proactive, and value-added services.
Turkish Trademark Law Services
We offer our clients the full range of legal services encompassed by a branding strategy:
- Trademark application and registration
- Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Counseling, including trademark use and portfolio management
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
- Trademark infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
To permit our clients to capitalize on their brands and trademarks, Akkas & Associates Turkish Trademark Lawyers assist our clients in identifying, evaluating, and protecting important trademark properties to help them achieve the most effective protection for their proprietary trademarks and service marks.
Further, we help our clients develop coherent brand strategies for registering and protecting their marks, in both the manner and jurisdictions that afford the greatest protection and in the context of their business goals and budgets. In this regard, our attorneys manage multinational trademark portfolios and work with an extended network of trademark attorneys and agents in every significant market and jurisdiction around the world.
The services of Akkas & Associates’ Turkish trademark lawyers go beyond the protection and defense of trademarks to the broader field of unfair competition law, including trade dress infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, misappropriation, passing off, defamation, right of publicity, parody, counterfeiting, and related issues.
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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 IP law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Trademark Appeals Lawyers in Turkey through our Contact page.