Akkas & Associates trademark opposition lawyers in Turkey help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our trademark lawyers in Turkey provide a broad range of trademark services including; trademark application, registration, and protection such as litigation, appeals, opposition, cancellation, renewals, assignment, monitoring, and search.
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.
Trademark Opposition Services
Our trademark lawyers in Turkey provide trademark opposition services. 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 on the 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 such letter of 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.
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 after 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 the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within two months of the publication of said mark.
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 in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.
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 their 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.
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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 lawyers in Turkey through our Contact page.