Akkas & Associates trademark attorneys in Turkey provide a broad range of trademark services including; trademark application, registration, and protection such as litigation, appeals, opposition, cancellation, renewals, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey 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.
Trademark Attorneys in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark law services. In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical. Turkish Trademark Law is governed by 6769 numbered Intellectual Property laws.
Turkish Trademark Services
We offer our clients the full range of legal services encompassed by a branding strategy:
- Trademark application and registration
- Trademark Renewals in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Trademark assignment, and franchising
- Trademark infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement and counterfeiting
- TPTO litigation including opposition and appeals
Trademark Application Attorneys in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark application services. Akkas & Associates handles trademark application & 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 meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions.
Trademark Registration Attorneys in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark registration services. 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.
Trademark Application Services in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark application services. In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical.
Trademark Appeals in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide 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 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.
Trademark Assignments in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark assignment services. Akkas & Associates Turkish Trademark Lawyers have represented both the assignees and assignors in various trademark assignments for trademarks registered in Turkey.
Our attorneys sometimes prepared assignment agreements for our clients and follow up on the assignment procedures. In some cases, our attorneys proceeded with an assignment that was prepared in the assignee/assignor’s country.
In general, trademarks are typically transferred by assignment during the acquisition of a business or business division, and when a business attempts to gain greater, more senior rights in a certain mark to gain an advantage over a competitor.
Trademark Opposition Attorneys in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark opposition services. An opposition is a proceeding in which one party is seeking to prevent the registration of another party’s trademark.
If the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) approves that a trademark application meets the criteria of a trademark, the application will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
Trademark Refusals in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark refusal services. Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) reviews each trademark application, and if it concludes that the application has the characteristics needed to be a trademark.
If a trademark application is refused by TPTO’s one of the trademark examiners after such review, the applicant is entitled to appeal the said refusal by filing an appeal petition to the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPTO within 2 months from the date on which the said refusal has been notified to the applicant.
If the applicant does not use this right within 2 months, its application will be canceled and its right to appeal will be revoked.
If TPTO approves that a trademark application meets the criteria described above, it will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
Trademark Renewals in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark renewal services. In order to prevent the cancellation of a registered trademark, trademark owners are required to periodically file their trademark renewal documents with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for 10 years following the date of registration, and every ten years thereafter.
Fulfilling trademark renewal and maintenance can be a particularly daunting task. Akkas & Associates Turkish Trademark Lawyers offers solutions designed to alleviate the repetitious and administrative burden associated with trademark renewal management.
Trademark Search in Turkey
Our trademark attorneys in Turkey provide trademark search services. One of the most important steps in the Turkish trademark registration procedure is to conduct an extensive trademark search in order to identify potential conflicts with existing trademarks and as a confirmation that your trademark is almost available for registration.
That’s why it is recommended as the first step in determining whether your trademark is available for use. Alternatively, you may conduct it by officially requesting from the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
Reach us for Trademark Attorneys 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 IP law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for trademark attorneys in Turkey through our Contact page.