World Intellectual Property Organization

Turkey (TR)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office republishes international registrations and renewals, in English, in the national TPI Industrial Design Bulletin at:
http://online.tpe.gov.tr/EDESIGN/servlet/EIDSearchRequestManager

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty.

Opposition Period

Six months from the date the registration is published in the national TPI Industrial Design Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

One month from the date of receipt of the notification (non-extendable).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear before the Office directly, unless the holder is a legal or natural person or has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment and/or a permanent residence in Turkey. A list of trademark and patent attorneys is maintained by the Office and available by contacting the Office or at:
http://www.tpe.gov.tr/TurkPatentEnstitusu/attorneysearchAll/

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: November 27, 2015

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