What is required to file a trademark application in Turkey?
-Trademark logo, if any.
-The list of the goods or services
How long it takes to receive the registration certificate?
Do you need Power of Attorney to file the application or other matters?
Will there be any problem in case the trademark is not actively used in Turkey after the registration?
What are the phases of the trademark registration in Turkey?
Once you file the application, the trademark goes under an examination by TURKPATENT to be determined if it can be a trademark, according to the Turkish IP Law, and if the application was filed properly without any irregularities. The official examiner has legally 4 months to publish the first decision of the Office.
If the TURKPATENT determines that your trademark can be a trademark and there is not an identical trademark which is already registered, your trademark gets published for 2 months. Any person might file an opposition against your application and you have a right to defend your application by filing a response. To file a response to the third party oppositions is not mandatory.
In case everything goes smoothly and we receive the registration decision after the publication period, registration process would be the last step for 10 years of protection.
It is obligatory to pay the official fee in order to complete the registration process and receive your registration certificate.