About Intellectual Property IP Training IP Outreach IP for… IP and... IP in... Patent & Technology Information Trademark Information Industrial Design Information Geographical Indication Information Plant Variety Information (UPOV) IP Laws, Treaties & Judgements IP Resources IP Reports Patent Protection Trademark Protection Industrial Design Protection Geographical Indication Protection Plant Variety Protection (UPOV) IP Dispute Resolution IP Office Business Solutions Paying for IP Services Negotiation & Decision-Making Development Cooperation Innovation Support Public-Private Partnerships The Organization Working with WIPO Accountability Patents Trademarks Industrial Designs Geographical Indications Copyright Trade Secrets WIPO Academy Workshops & Seminars World IP Day WIPO Magazine Raising Awareness Case Studies & Success Stories IP News WIPO Awards Business Universities Indigenous Peoples Judiciaries Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions Economics Gender Equality Global Health Climate Change Competition Policy Sustainable Development Goals Enforcement Frontier Technologies Mobile Applications Sports Tourism PATENTSCOPE Patent Analytics International Patent Classification ARDI – Research for Innovation ASPI – Specialized Patent Information Global Brand Database Madrid Monitor Article 6ter Express Database Nice Classification Vienna Classification Global Design Database International Designs Bulletin Hague Express Database Locarno Classification Lisbon Express Database Global Brand Database for GIs PLUTO Plant Variety Database GENIE Database WIPO-Administered Treaties WIPO Lex - IP Laws, Treaties & Judgments WIPO Standards IP Statistics WIPO Pearl (Terminology) WIPO Publications Country IP Profiles WIPO Knowledge Center WIPO Technology Trends Global Innovation Index World Intellectual Property Report PCT – The International Patent System ePCT Budapest – The International Microorganism Deposit System Madrid – The International Trademark System eMadrid Article 6ter (armorial bearings, flags, state emblems) Hague – The International Design System eHague Lisbon – The International System of Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications eLisbon UPOV PRISMA Mediation Arbitration Expert Determination Domain Name Disputes Centralized Access to Search and Examination (CASE) Digital Access Service (DAS) WIPO Pay Current Account at WIPO WIPO Assemblies Standing Committees Calendar of Meetings WIPO Official Documents Development Agenda Technical Assistance IP Training Institutions COVID-19 Support National IP Strategies Policy & Legislative Advice Cooperation Hub Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) Technology Transfer Inventor Assistance Program WIPO GREEN WIPO's Pat-INFORMED Accessible Books Consortium WIPO for Creators WIPO ALERT Member States Observers Director General Activities by Unit External Offices Job Vacancies Procurement Results & Budget Financial Reporting Oversight
Arabic English Spanish French Russian Chinese
Laws Treaties Judgments Browse By Jurisdiction

Law No. 4054 of December 12, 1994, on the Protection of Competition, Türkiye


Latest Version in WIPO Lex
Year of Version 2008 Dates Entry into force: December 13, 1994 Adopted: December 7, 1994 Type of Text IP-related Laws Subject Matter Competition Notes The notification by Turkey to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The law prohibits agreements, decisions and concerted practices in restraint of competition, and abuse of dominant position.'

Dünya Ticaret Orgütü aşağıdakileri bildirdi:
'Kanun, rekabeti önleyecek anlaşma, karar ve uyumlu uygulamaları ve hakim durumun kötüye kullanılması yasaklar'.

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) English Law No. 4054 of December 12, 1994, on the Protection of Competition PDF HTML Turkish 4054 sayılı Rekabetin Korunması Hakkında Kanun PDF HTML
Related Legislation Relates to (20 text(s)) Relates to (20 text(s))
Communiqué on the Increase of the Lower Thresholds for Administrative Fines Specified in Paragraph 1, Article 16 of Act No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition, to be valid until 31/12/2011 (Communiqué No. 2011/1) (TR125)
Guidelines on Remedies Acceptable by the Turkish Competition Authority in Merger/Acquisition Transactions (TR129)
Guidelines on Undertakings Concerned, Turnover and Ancillary Restraints in Mergers and Acquisitions (TR130)
Communiqué No. 2010/4 Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board (TR115)
Communiqué on an Increase in the Lower Limit of the Administrative Fine Provided for in Article 16, paragraph one of the Act on Protection of Competition No. 4054, valid until 31/12/2010 (TR126)
Communiqué on Hearings Held vis-à-vis the Competition Board Communiqué No. 2010/2 (TR116)
Communiqué on the Regulation of the Right of Access to the Files and Protection of Trade Secrets Communiqué No. 2010/3 (TR117)
Guidelines on the Implementation of Technology Transfer Agreements on Articles 4 and 5 of Competition Law No. 4054 (TR135)
Regulation on Active Cooperation Cartels (TR127)
Regulation on Fines to Apply in Case of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions Limiting Competition and Abuse of Dominant Position (TR128)
Block Exemption Communiqué in Relation to the Insurance Sector (Communiqué No. 2008/3) (TR118)
Guidelines on Certain Subcontracting Agreements between Non-Competitors (TR132)
Guidelines on the Definition of Relevant Market (TR131)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements Amended by the Competition Board Communiqué No. 2003/3, Communiqué No. 2002/2 (TR122)
Communiqué on an Amendment to the Communiqué No. 1997/1 on the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for Authorization of the Competition Board, and on Abolition of Communiqués No. 1997/2 and 1997/6; Communiqué No. 2006/2 (TR119)
Guidelines on the Voluntary Notification of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions of Associations of Undertakings (TR133)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements and Concerted Practices in the Motor Vehicle Sector Communiqué No. 2005/4 (TR120)
Block Exemption Communiqué on Research and Development Agreements No. 2003/2 (TR121)
Guidelines on the Explanation of the Block Exemption Communiqué on Vertical Agreements No. 2002/2 (TR134)
Communiqué on the Conclusion of the Organization of the Competition Authority No. 1997/5 (TR124)

WTO Document Reference
IP/N/TUR/2 page 27

WIPO Lex No. TR032