Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish utility model law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish utility model lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey.
The skills and backgrounds of Akkas & Associates patent attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in the IP law practice area. Our IP attorneys are licensed to practice before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. Their technical expertise is balanced with considerable litigation and business experience.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as IP litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey, European Patent validation, and patent annuities in Turkey.
We’re Turkish Utility Model Lawyers
While Akkas & Associates Turkish Patent Law Firm’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a patent so as to secure a patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns.
In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from the market share. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.
Turkish Utility Model Law Services
We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees, inventors, and engineers understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the process, including procedures on documenting the conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursuing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued utility model is as defensible as possible.
One critical component to developing a utility model portfolio with the greatest possible value to a particular client is to monitor the direction of research and the types of utility models that are being filed. All too often, companies expend resources pursuing non-core technology that does not fit into any identified strategy of the company.
In another regard, we assist our clients in assessing possible commercial return on investment in the inventions for which patents are sought. Owners of intellectual property rights must insure that they do not fall into the trend of expending a significant amount of resources that only yield an incremental increase in the owner’s utility model portfolio.
The firm provides utility model law prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.
Differences Between A Patent And Utility Model
No inventive step is sought for the utility models. In addition, no utility model protection is possible for the methods, the products resulted from such methods and chemical substances.
Novelty: Novelty should be absolute. In other words, the invention should not be explicitly expressed in written form or in any other means or used in a manner to be accessed by people in all around the world.
Inventive Step: The invention should not be obvious to a person skilled in the field of the invention.
Industrial applicability: the invention should have the ability of practical application rather than theory.
Issuance of utility model certificate is in favor of the applicant in terms of cost and short process time and it is much easier due to the fact that no examination and search procedures are applied.
The utility model is less costly compared with the patent and it is certified in a much shorter time.
In the patent applications to be filed to the Turkish Patent Institute, the description which explains the invention is required, not the product which is the subject of the invention.
Turkish Patent Law Services
Akkas & Associates Turkish Patent Lawyers’ expertise affords our clients the fullest range of patent prosecution services and the capability to render such advice:
- Preparation and filing of provisional and non-provisional patent applications
- Comprehensive patent prosecution services in Turkey for patents
- Prosecution of international patent applications under the PCT
- Coordination of patent prosecution in foreign countries and regions
- Counseling on “shop rights”
- Prosecuting interference contests to resolve priority in the invention
- Patent appeals to the Turkish Patent Institute
- Filing and opposing reissue and reexamination applications
- Rendering legal opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of patents
- Rendering legal opinions on patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement
- Patent infringement litigation in Turkish courts
- Patent appeals in the Turkish Supreme Court
- Patent portfolio audits, counseling, and management
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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 Turkish Utility Model Lawyers through our Contact page.