Akkas & Associates trademark attorneys provide services for trademark opposition in Turkey when a trademark application similar to yours is filed. 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 Opposition in Turkey
An opposition is a proceeding in which one party is seeking to prevent the registration of another party’s trademark. If the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) approves that a trademark application meets the criteria of a trademark, the application will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
In this case, a trademark application will be published for 2 months. During this period of 2 months, real persons, legal entities and professional associations will be entitled to file an opposition before TPTO to object to a trademark application.
The opposition grounds that they already own it, a trademark application is similar to their own trademark, or the trademark application breaches copyright, etc., provided that documents proving such allegation must be enclosed to their objection.
To successfully prosecute an opposition, the opposer must plead and prove two things that he is likely to be damaged by a registration of the mark; and there are valid grounds as to why the trademark applicant is not entitled under law to register.
How to Prepare a Trademark Opposition in Turkey?
In terms of pleading, all the opposer needs to do is set forth in the notice of opposition a short statement showing how he would be damaged by the registration of the trademark, and state his grounds for opposition. The opposer is bound by the grounds pleaded in its notice. Neither administrative tribunals nor the courts will consider grounds not previously raised in the notice of opposition or cancellation.
Such opposition and the documents enclosed thereto will be sent to the applicant or its attorney in order to enable them to prepare an answer. The applicant or its attorney must present its answer to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within 1 month of receiving the above-mentioned opposition.
Both the opposition and its evidence documents and the answer given to it will be reviewed by the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPTO.
Any person who believes that he would be damaged by the registration of a trademark may file an opposition before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within two months of the publication of said mark.
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 Opposition 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
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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 IP law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for trademark opposition in Turkey through our Contact page.