Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish IP law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish IP Litigation Lawyers help clients protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey.
Akkas & Associates IP Law Firm has assembled an experienced group of attorneys to help clients obtain; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our Trademark Lawyers Attorneys in Turkey provides a broad range of trademark services including; trademark application, registration, protection such as litigation, appeals, opposition, cancellation, and renewals, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
Our attorneys 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.
Turkish IP Litigation
IP Litigation is the strength of our practice and the foundation for the firm’s success. Winning an IP case is the product of experience and the execution of a skillful, balanced strategy. In IP litigation, Akkas & Associates capitalizes on its attorneys’ experience in having filed and prosecuted hundreds of trademark, patent, and copyright applications. Our teams of IP attorneys and trial lawyers have litigated all types of intellectual property matters in Turkish IP courts and the Supreme Court.
Our Turkish intellectual property lawyers also represent our clients in other IP law issues including; IP counseling, patent transactions, licensing, assignment, franchising, patent due diligence, patent infringement analysis, IP litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting. Our attorneys 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.
Trademark Cancellation Grounds in Turkey
Trademark cancellation lawsuits have several grounds. However, these cases are usually filed for reasons of prior usage or registration. Except for the reason of non-usage, the burden of proof is always on the plaintiff. The disclosure of evidence covering prior usage also becomes important before filing the lawsuit.
Turkish Patent Litigation
The partial or total invalidity of a registered IP right may be requested from the Civil IP Courts or other civil courts in the first instance where specialized courts have not yet been established. The competent court for these cases is that of the domicile of the defendant who is the owner of the registered IP right in question.
Apart from trademark conflicts, cancellation cases mostly stand on the lack of novelty in patents and designs. The disclosure and evaluation of evidence by specialized attorneys who have a technical background in related matters is the leading fact in such actions. Evidence must be very strong in order to prove that the design and/or patent do not meet the protection requirements of novelty, individual character, inventive level, and industrial applicability, among others.
Turkish IP Litigation Lawyers
Akkas & Associates takes a professional yet down-to-earth approach to the practice of law. We understand that, for commercial clients, sound legal decisions must make good business sense and be in line with corporate moral philosophies. We employ this approach through every step of the litigation process, from pre-suit diligence to pre-trial discovery and on through trial and appeals. Without sacrificing aggressive advocacy, we pride ourselves on finding a balance between asserting rights and reducing liability exposure.
We believe our positive track record and the high satisfaction of our clients speak for themselves, and we welcome the opportunity to service your litigation needs. The application of available technology to provide cost-effective litigation services to our clients is a priority at Akkas & Associates.
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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 Intellectual property law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish IP Litigation Lawyers through our Contact page.