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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Turkey

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
January 21, 2009Law No. 5833 of January 1, 2009 on the Amendment of the Decree-Law No. 556 of June 24, 1995 on the Protection of Trademarks
June 25, 2004Law No. 5194 of June 22, 2004 Amending Decree-Laws No. 551, 556, 554 and 555
November 3, 1995Law No. 4128 of November 7, 1995 on the Amendments to the Decree-Laws No. 551, 552, 554, 555, 556 and 560

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 28, 1999Law No. 4421 of July 28, 1999 amending Turkish Criminal Code

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
 Regulations (Amendment) of March 30, 2013 on Decree-Law 556 on Protection of Trademarks
 Regulations of April 9, 2005, amending the Decree-Law 556 on Protection of Trademarks
April 9, 2005Implementing Regulations under Decree-Law No. 556 of June 24, 1995 on Protection of Trademarks
June 9, 2004Code of Press (Law No. 5187 of June 9, 2004, as last amended by the Decision of the Constitutional Court of April 28, 2011)
June 26, 1995Decree-Law No. 555 of June 27, 1995 on the Protection of Geographical Indications (as last amended by Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 2009/16 of March 12, 2009)
June 24, 1995Decree-Law No. 556 of June 24, 1995 on the Protection of Trademarks (as last amended by Law No. 5833 of January 21, 2009)

IP Jurisprudence

Date of TextTitle
January 3, 2008Decision of the Constitutional Court Regarding some of the Provisions of Decree Law No. 556

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