Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish trademark law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish trademark application lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our Turkish trademark lawyers provide a broad range of trademark services including; trademark application, registration, protection such as litigation, appeals, opposition, cancellation, and renewals, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
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. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies to individuals. More specifically, the firm’s IP attorneys regularly counsel clients about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Akkas & Associates handles trademark application & registration, opposition against a trademark application, and trademark infringement law suits for a wide range of companies. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ trademark needs to yield commercially viable solutions. Further, we manage our trademark practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.
To permit our clients to capitalize on their brands and trademarks, Akkas & Associates attorneys assist our clients in identifying, evaluating, and protecting important trademark properties to help them achieve the most effective protection for their proprietary trademarks and service marks. Further, we help our clients develop coherent brand strategies for registering and protecting their marks, in both the manner and jurisdictions that afford the greatest protection and in the context of their business goals and their budgets. In this regard, our attorneys manage multinational trademark portfolios and work with an extended network of trademark attorneys and agents in every significant market and jurisdictions around the world.
Akkas & Associates global trademark counseling incorporates all of the various registration vehicles available to its clients. Our attorneys have routinely counseled clients on the pros and cons of the international registration system for trademarks. Likewise, we work with our clients to develop strategies for “first to file” countries and “first to use” countries, as well as “use based” countries and “intent-to-use” countries. And of course, our attorneys have an intimate knowledge of Turkish Trademarks Code, known as the statute that encompasses trademarks.
The services of Akkas & Associates’ trademark lawyers go beyond the protection and defense of trademarks to the broader field of unfair competition law, including trade dress infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, misappropriation, passing off, defamation, right of publicity, parody, counterfeiting, and related issues.
Trademark Registration in Turkey
The trademark services we offer our clients begin at a mark’s inception. At the first stage of development of a branding strategy, we provide assistance in the identification of potential marks. In today’s crowded market, choosing potential marks that can mature into a unique, competitive brand name is often daunting, particularly when there is a desire to marry a mark with an available domain name. We offer educational seminars in the proper selection of trademarks. In this early stage of development, we also conduct clearance searches to determine the availability of trademarks. We offer our clients proactive advice during the selection process and render clearance opinions on marks of interest. We draw upon our extensive litigation experience to guide our approach to counseling, prosecution, enforcement, ad review, and due diligence.
Of course, brand recognition is often more than just a word or logo. Akkas & Associates attorneys have significant experience in trade dress, package design, graphics, product configuration, collective membership marks, certification marks, trade names, Internet domain names, and even the use of color or sound as a trademark.
Further, our counsel draws upon the interplay between intersecting bodies of intellectual property law, such as copyrights, design patents, and utility patents. For example, we have experience in handling the full scope of Internet and e-commerce issues that can erode one’s trademark rights, including data-mining, hyper-linking, domain name disputes, metatags, cyber-squatting, pay-for-placement, and web-related copyright and trademark infringement.
Trademark Application Services in Turkey
In an economy largely driven by brand recognition, establishing and protecting company names and trademarks is critical. Today more than ever, a business’ unique identity, reputation, and brand provide tangible return-on-investment and a critical competitive advantage. A well thought out and executed branding strategy can yield significant income based on the perception of one’s trademarks in the market place.
Collectively, Akkas & Associates offers our clients the full range of legal services encompassed by a branding strategy:
- Selection and clearance of trademarks
- Prosecution and maintenance of trademarks in Turkey and Europe
- Principal and supplemental registrations
- Counseling, including trademark use and portfolio management
- Transactions, such as licensing, distribution, private labeling, and franchising
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
- Trademark infringement analysis
- Civil litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent Institute litigation, including opposition and cancellation
Reach our Turkish Trademark Application 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 trademark law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish trademark application lawyers through our Contact page.