Akkas & Associates trademark attorneys provide trademark search in Turkey before filing a trademark application. We help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey.
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 Search in Turkey
One of the most important steps in the 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.
Here, you may search for registered trademarks as well as published trademark applications in Turkey. A good trademark search that identifies potential conflicts includes existing trademarks in the Turkish market, company name registers, and pending trademark applications & registrations before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
When analyzing a trademark search report, it is important to take into consideration a number of factors to determine whether your mark is infringing on or likely to be confused with another trademark; such as similarity, company names, company services, classification, and degree of confusion likely to be exercised by the purchasers.
It is important to understand that a trademark search in Turkey cannot provide you with a definitive “answer” as to whether or not your proposed trademark is available for use and registration.
It does, however, arm you with information regarding potential risks associated with the mark which affect your decision in the use and registration of your mark, which, in turn, leads you to invest money in alternatives to save time.
It is also important to note that a trademark used or registered earlier in Turkey may also pose an obstacle to registration. The adoption of a trademark confusingly similar to a trademark currently in use by others may give rise to a claim for infringement and litigation.
We also counsel our clients on the proper use and protection of trademarks and create individualized trademark use guidelines for clients to help them maximize the strength of their marks.
Trademark Search Services 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’s unique identity, reputation, and brand provide a tangible return on investment and a critical competitive advantage.
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
- Trademark Search 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
Reach us for Trademark Search 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 trademark law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for a trademark search in Turkey through our Contact page.