Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish intellectual property law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Istanbul utility model lawyers obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, utility models and copyrights in Turkey.
Our Turkish intellectual property lawyers also represent our clients in other IP law issues including; IP counseling, patent transactions, licensing, assignment, franchising, patent due diligence, patent infringement analysis, IP litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting. Our attorneys also represent our clients before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for patent, trademark, design patent law, and utility model applications, appeals and oppositions as well.
Turkish Utility Model Law Services
While Akkas & Associates‘ client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a utility model so as to secure an utility model commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from market share. In other cases, this may involve the filing of defensive utility models to ensure that a client can operate in a space uninhibited by their competitors. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of utility model prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.
We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees, inventors, engineers understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the process, including procedures on documenting conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued utility model is as defensible as possible.
One critical component to developing a utility model portfolio with the greatest possible value to a particular client is to monitor the direction of research and types of utility models that are being filed. All too often, companies expend resources pursuing non-core technology that does not fit into any identified strategy of the company.
In another regard, we assist our clients in assessing possible commercial return on investment in the inventions for which patents are sought. Owners of intellectual property rights must insure that they do not fall into the trend of expending a significant amount of resources that only yield incremental increase in the owner’s utility model portfolio.
The firm provides utility model law prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.
Differences Between A Patent And Utility Model
No inventive step is sought for the utility models. In addition, no utility model protection is possible for the methods, the products resulted from such methods and chemical substances.
Novelty: Novelty should be absolute. In other words, the invention should not be explicitly expressed in written form or in any other means or used in the manner to be accessed by the people in all around the world.
Inventive Step: The invention should not be obvious to a person skilled in the field of the invention.
Industrial applicability: the invention should have the ability of practical application rather than theory.
Issuance of utility model certificate is in favour of the applicant in terms of cost and short process time and it is much easier due to the fact that no examination and search procedures are applied.
The utility model is less costly compared with the patent and it is certified in a much shorter time.
In the patent applications to be filed to the Turkish Patent Institute, the description which explains the invention is required, not the product which is the subject of the invention.
Reach our Istanbul Utility Model Lawyers
Since its foundation in 1992, Akkas & Associates Turkish Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized IP law practice, our firm is now one of the leading Turkish utility model law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Istanbul utility model lawyers through our Contact page.