ELEGAL PATENT provides design services to domestic and foreign clients for;
Turkish design application;
Design opposition against published designs;
Infringement and validity opinions;
Legal actions for design infringement and design invalidation conflicts;
Licensing & Assignment agreements.
Turkey has a constant IP Legislation for protection of designs. Being a member of The Hague Union and a party to the major international conventions relating IP protection, Turkey implements a stable and uniform legal practice of design law.
Design applications are examined by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) ex officio in terms of formal requirements. Applications passing this initial examination are published on the official bulletin for third party oppositions. Designs are registered by the Office, provided that they are novel and distinctive when compared to the prior disclosure.
After the opposition procedure or bulletin period if no oppositions filed, the Office registers the design for an initial five years period as of the application date. The term of protection is renewable for five-year periods totalling up to 25 years with four consequtive renewals.
A design registration endows its proprietor the right to prevent design infringement with civil cases.