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Frequently Asked Question
Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. Owners are not required to present a periodic statement of use.

Is Turkey a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Turkey is a party to the Madrid Protocol.

How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period officially starts when the application is printed in the Trademarks Bulletin and ends three months later. If the end date falls on a non-working holiday, it will be moved the following the next day.

Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Only owners of a registered right can secure these rights: 

  • Exclusive right to use the mark
  • Right to contest conflicting applications filed at a later date
  • Right to appeal against conflicting marks registered at a later date
  • Right to sue third parties for infringement
  • Right to demand for damages due to infringement
  • Right to license/authorize third parties to use the mark
  • Right to appeal of seizure of importation of fake goods
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

A registration might be cancelled for any of these grounds: 

  • Lack of genuine use
  • Incompatible with moral principles and public policy
  • Use of geographical indication
  • Generic mark or common terms
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with registered designs
  • Conflict with trade names
  • Mark was registered under a representative’s name
  • Use of protected flags, emblems or armorial bearing
  • Conflict with a well-known or notorious mark
  • Proprietary right
  • Breach of copyright
  • Descriptive, non-distinctive, functional, or misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Registrations can be opposed by owners and licensees of an earlier right.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Trademarks are opposed on these grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Conflict with moral principles and public policy
  • Inclusion of geographical indications
  • Generic marks or common terms
  • Conflict with a famous personal name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with trade names
  • Registration under a different name such as name of agent or other representatives
  • Inclusion of an armorial bearing, protected emblem or flag
  • Conflict with a famous mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Functional, misleading, deceptive, disparaging or descriptive mark
Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. The Turkish trademark law does not mandate applicants to use the mark before filing for application.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

You can visit the Turkey trademark office online at: http://www.tpe.gov.tr/TurkPatentEnstitusu/?lang=en

Does having a registered trademark in Turkey afford me any right?

Registration is not a legal requirement to secure ownership rights to a trademark. The first party to file for application gets the entitlement to registration.

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