Akkas & Associates IP litigation lawyers represent clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation in Turkey. Our intellectual property litigators have been involved in many of the cases that have defined the scope of intellectual property rights including Turkish Trademark Cancellation Grounds.
Our Litigation section today carries on the traditions of over 30 years of courtroom practice, representing clients in a broad range of commercial and IP lawsuits including; trademark appeals, opposition, patent cancellation, and trademark cancellation, renewals, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
Akkas & Associates Turkish trademark lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our Trademark Application Lawyers in Turkey provide 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.
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.
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.
Trademark Cancellation Grounds in Turkey
Trademark cancellation law suits 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.
The partial or total invalidity of a registered IP right may be requested from the Civil IP Courts or other civil courts of 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.
Some established decisions of the Supreme Court are also being criticized. One of the most highlighted decisions concerns the recognition of the use of a registered IP right as legal and the prevention of the claim of unfair competition and compensation until the invalidation. This means that someone who registered an IP right without an examination, and somehow without objection, will have the right of usage until the end of the cancellation case, which may last for three years, including an appeal period.
As this causes an unfair situation for unregistered rights owners against bad faith registrars, the Supreme Court’s point of view is being widely criticized by practitioners, who say that these decisions are encouraging bad faith registrations.
Turkish Trademark Law
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.
Reach us for Turkish Trademark Cancellation Grounds
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 Litigation law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish Trademark Cancellation Grounds through our Contact page.