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Law No. 4458 of October 27, 1999 on Customs (Extract)

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Year of current version:1999
Date of entry into force of original text:February 5, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):October 27, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by Turkey to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Article 57 of this law provides a procedure to enable the right holder or his representative to lodge an application for the suspension by the customs authorities of the release into free circulation of counterfeit trademark or pirated copyright goods in accordance with Article 51 of the TRIPS Agreement. The customs authorities are able to carry out this procedure, where solid evidence is available, on their own initiative.
In accordance with the legislation on the protection of intellectual property rights, regarding the rights of trademarks, geographical indications and industrial designs, and the rights covered by the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works, the customs authorities can, upon request or on their own initiative, suspend the customs procedures of the goods infringing the rights of the persons concerned.
This Article also provides securing the value of goods in question, liability of the customs authorities, obligation of the right holder to initiate a legal proceeding leading to a decision on the merits of the case or to provide for taking a precautionary measure by a duly empowered authority, destruction or disposal of the goods whose customs procedures have been suspended and the goods excluded from this procedure.'

Dünya Ticaret Orgütü aşağıdakileri bildirdi:
Isbu Kanunun 57. maddesi hak sahibinin veya temsilcisinin gumruk yetkililerinin askiya aldigi sahte markalı ya da telif hakkına tabi korsan malların serbest dolasimi icin Kanunun 51. maddesine uygun basvuru prosedür saglar.
Gümrük idareleri, sağlam kanıtlar mevcutsa kendi inisiyatifleriyle bu proseduru gerçekleştirebilir.
Fikri Hakların korunması ile ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak, ticari markalar, coğrafi işaretler ve endüstriyel tasarım hakları ve Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kanunu kapsamındaki haklara göre gümrük yetkilileri talep üzerine veya kendi insiyatifleriyle ilgili kişilerin haklarını ihlal eden malların gümrük işlemlerini askıya alabilir.
Bu madde aynı zamanda, şüpheli olan malların değerinin takririni, gümrük yetkililerinin sorumluluğu, hak sahibinin dava esası hakkında yetkili makandan bu sürecten muaf tutulan ve gümrük islemleri askıya alınan malların imhasi veya tasfiyesi icin usulünce ihtiyati tedbir kararı almak icin yasal işlem başlatma yükümlülüğü sağlar.
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Law No. 4458 of October 27, 1999 on Customs (Extract) Law No. 4458 of October 27, 1999 on Customs (Extract), Complete document (pdf) [21 KB]

Turkish

27/10/1999 tarihli ve 4458 sayılı Gümrük Kanununun (Özet) 27/10/1999 tarihli ve 4458 sayılı Gümrük Kanununun (Özet), Complete document (pdf) [33 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:TR025

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