Need to know about trademark regIstratIon
It includes any marks that can be printed or spread by printing, reproduced or reproduced by means of drawings such as words, figures, letters, numbers, format or packaging of goods, including names of persons who distinguish goods or services of an undertaking from goods or services of another undertaking.
Turkey is one of the first countries among protection for industrial property rights. 1871 ‘Alamet-I Faricalara Regulations for goods manufactured by factory goods’ and ‘Trademark Law’ dated 1879 constitutes the basis of legal protection in our country.
The brand has been required to be regulated by a special legislation in accordance with the guarantee, advertisement and other important functions it has, and the Decree Law No. 556 on Protection of marks has been put into effect. The trademark is obtained with the Decree Law No. 556 on protection of trademarks after the application registration by the Turkish Patent Institute.
Turkey, which has the 17th largest economy of the world, is developing economical, socially and culturally. In parallel to this development the value of Turkish trademarks in the world market is rapidly increasing. Would you like to protect your trademark in international area, to place in the market? As you know because of the principle of territoriality trademark registrations are only protected in that country, in which the registration has been done.
Therefore it will be a benefit for you if you do a trademark registration in that country with whom you are doing export. Within the international treaties like, the Madrid protocol, CTM and OAPI (African union) the international registration transactions have an easy protection procedure because with one application you can apply for other countries.
The Madrid protocol provides protection in one or more of the Member states (currently over 85 countries) with one application, in whole or in any order. The system is more appropriate in terms of time and cost than other forms of application.
It provides protection with one application in 27 EU countries.
It is a system in central Cameroon. In the organization there are 16 member countries. Generally it consists the countries of Central Africa.
Trademark RegIstratIon Process and Types
Trademark registration process begins with the registration application to Turkish Patent Institute (TPE). After the trademark application there is approximately 6-8 months examination process. If there isn’t a negative situation the trademark will be published in the related bulletin for 3 months. Then the acceptance decision process is stated and this period takes 2 months. At the end of this process, the trademark registration certificate reaches the applicant. Trademarks have been protected for 10 years from the date registered. The period of use may be extended if you renewal the trademark after 10 years. After the expiry of the period, non.renewable marks are deemed void.
– Well-known mark
There are many definitions of well-known marks made in national and international regulations.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol and / or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
– ServIce Trademarks
A service trademark is a signal to identify the services of one party from those of others. Trademark registered in 35-45 classes are considered within the scope.
– Warranty Trademarks
It is a sign that many businesses under the control of the trademark owner can guarantee the common features, production methods, geographical origins and quality of those businesses. ‘Woolmark’ brand belonging to International wool union can be given as an example of TSE brand, CE mark and ISO 2009 guarantee brands given by Turkish Standards Institute.