Trademarks: Turkey

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and Madrid Protocol

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition); Multi-Class Filing

What is Registrable : Trademark, Service Marks, Collective Marks and Guarantee marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes – formal & substantive 
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date (No extensions are permitted).

Time Frame for Registration : 14-18 Months
Registration Term : 10 Years – from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months with payment of fines.
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Non-use for 5 years following the date of registration or for any other uninterrupted 5 years period leaves the mark vulnerable for cancellation.

Marking Requirements : Optional

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.
  2. Details of the mark and list of goods/services.
  3. A Certified copy of the priority document (if claiming priority).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.
  2. Specimen of the mark (not required for word marks).
  3. The Registration Number & Date of the mark.
  4. The Name, Address & Nationality of the applicant.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney from the Assignee.
  2. The Original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.
  3. Assignment Deed duly notarized by Apostille.
  4. The Name, Address, Nationality and profession or nature of business of the Assignee.
  5. The Registration Number & Date of the mark.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney from the Licensee.
  2. License Agreement executed by both parties notarized by Apostille.
  3. The Name, Address, Nationality and profession or nature of business of the Licensee.
  4. A Signature Circular of the Licensee (i.e. the document showing the names & signatures of directors of said company).
  5. The Original registration certificate for endorsement purposes.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.
  2. A document showing the change of Name and/or Address notarized by Apostille.
  3. The Original registration certificate for endorsement purposes.
  4. The Registration Number & Date of the mark.

 

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