Trademark

A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises, according to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).  Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights.

Duman Law & Consultancy provides a full range of trademark services to domestic and international clients to manage and protect their trademarks. 
 
Our team of trademark attorneys are English speaking lawyers and international clients are in our terms of reference.

Duman Law & Consultancy offers our clients the full range of legal services encompassed by a branding strategy:
·       Trademark application and registration in Turkey
·       Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in the Turkey.
·       Principal and supplemental registrations
·       Counseling, including trademark use and portfolio management
·       Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchise
·       Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
·       Trademark infringement analysis
·       Civil litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting, cancellation
·       Turkish Patent Institute litigation, including opposition and cancellation
.       Trademark license agreements, 
.       Franchise agreements, 

 If you need a qualified legal service in order to register, protect, valuate and/or commercialize your brand with our full range of international trademark services, do not hesitate to contact us.

You can find our charges regarding Trademark/IP Services here.

 If you need a qualified service in order to register, protect, valuate and/or commercialize your brand or your clients’ brands with our full range of international trademark services, do not hesitate to contact us. 


2. Materials Required for Filing of Trademark Application in Turkey

  (1) A scanned copy of the Power of Attorney (to be provided by Duman Law & Consultancy) simply signed by the applicant.

(2) A duly completed trademark search/registration order form (to be provided by Duman Law & Consultancy).

(3) A soft copy of the trademark in JPEG format.

(4) A copy of identity proof of the applicant (passport for individuals and Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation for companies).

(5) A priority document when priority is claimed (extra charge will be charged for filing priority claim documents).

3. Turkey Trademark Application Procedures

  (1) Duman Law & Consultancy acknowledges the information including the specimens of mark, its goods/services and registration details, then provides the latest quotation, preliminary advice and classifies your goods/services;

(2) After the quotation has been confirmed, client will be required to complete our Trademark Search/ Registration Order Form and send it back to Duman Law & Consultancy by email, fax or post;

(3) Once receipt of the payment for pre-filing search, Duman  will conduct the pre-filing search (if requested). The search report will be sent to client within 15 working days (based on the duration of the official search);

(4) Client could refer to our analysis and suggestion in the search report and decide whether to file the application. Duman Law & Consultancy  will file trademark application to the TURKPATENT upon receipt of your payment and instruction;

(5) The TURKPATENT will conduct a search of the trademarks records to see if the same or similar trademark has already been registered or been applied for by another trader in the same or similar class. They will also see if the trademark satisfies the registration requirements laid down in the Trademark Law. If the requirements for registration are not met, the Examiner will object to the mark;

(6) Once your trademark has been accepted for registration, it will be published on the monthly Official Trademark Bulletin;

(7) If no objection by a third party, a registration certificate will be issued by the TURKPATENT. We will review and send the certificate to you.

4. Time scale

  Currently it takes around 10 - 12 months to get a trademark registered in Turkey in a smooth case.

5. Payment Term and Payment Method

  Our fees for each stage of an application are to be invoiced and settled before the commencement of each stage of service

We currently accept cash, TT and credit card.

We hope that this presentation of our firm has interested you. Should you have any questions, please contact us. We will be proud if you turn to us with confidence.

You can find our charges regarding Trademark/IP Services here.

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