Akkas & Associates trademark attorneys provide services for trademark refusals in Turkey after filing a trademark application. 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 Refusals in Turkey
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO) reviews each trademark application and concludes that the application has the characteristics needed to be a trademark. If it distinguishes the goods or services of a given business from the goods or services of another business, does not look like a trademark already registered or for which a registration application is pending.
And does not state type, choice, nature, quality, quantity, purpose, value, and geographical source, is not a sign used by everybody in commercial activities, does not contain a religious value or symbol, and is not contrary to the public order and general morality, TPTO will decide to publish the application in the Official Trademark Bulletin.
If a trademark application is refused by the TPTO trademark examiner after such review, the applicant is entitled to appeal the said refusal by filing an appeal petition to the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPTO within 2 months from the date on which the said refusal has been notified to the applicant.
If the applicant does not use this right within 2 months, its application will be canceled and its right to appeal will be revoked.
If TPTO approves that a trademark application meets the criteria described above, it 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 3 months. During this period of 3 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.
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 so that REEB will decide either “application will proceed” or “application will partially proceed” or “application rejected“.
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 Refusals 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
Reach us for Trademark Refusals in Turkey
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 refusals in Turkey through our Contact page.