Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish patent law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish patent lawyers help clients with patent annuities in Turkey. The skills and backgrounds of Akkas & Associates patent attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in IP law practice area. Our IP attorneys are licensed to practice before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. Their technical expertise is balanced with considerable litigation and business experience.
Our Turkish patent attorneys provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, protection such as ip litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in Turkey,
Patent Annuities in Turkey
Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents / utility models and European Patent applications and it is international filing date for PCT national phase entries. Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period, lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstate of the patent.
Patents with examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.
Official fees, namely “annuities” should be deposited in the Turkish Patent Institute by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.
The annuities which are due or over due should be paid in advance upon entry in Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.
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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 patent law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our patent attorneys for validate European patent in Turkey through our Contact page.