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 refusals 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.
Trademark Refusals Services
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPO) reviews each trademark application, and if it concludes that the application has the characteristics needed to be a trademark i.e. if it distinguishes the goods or services of a given business from the goods or services of another business, does not look like a trademark already registered or for which a registration application is pending, does not state type, choice, nature, quality, quantity, purpose, value and geographical source, is not a sign used by everybody in commercial activities, does not contain a religious value or symbol, and is not contrary to the public order and general morality, TPO will decide to publish the application in the Official Trademark Bulletin.
If a trademark application is refused by TPO’s one of trademark examiners after such review, the applicant is entitled to appeal the said refusal by filing an appeal petition to the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPO within 2 months from the date on which the said refusal has been notified to the applicant. If the applicant does not use this right within 2 months, its application will be canceled and its right to appeal will be revoked.
If TPO approves that a trademark application meets the criteria described above, it will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, so that it will be made available to the public for review.
In this case a trademark application will be published for 3 months. During this period of 3 months, real persons, legal entities and professional associations will be entitled to file an opposition before TPO to object a trademark application on the grounds that they already own it, a trademark application is similar to their own trademark, or the trademark application breaches a copyright, etc., provided that documents proving such allegation must be enclosed to such letter of objection.
Such opposition and the documents enclosed thereto will be sent to the applicant or its attorney in order to enable them to prepare an answer. The applicant or its attorney must present its answer to Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within 1 month after receiving the above mentioned opposition.
Both the opposition and its evidence documents and the answer given to it will be reviewed by the Re-Evaluation and Examination Board (REEB) of TPO, so that REEB will decide either “application will proceed” or “application will partially proceed” or “application rejected“.
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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 trademark law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish trademark refusals lawyers through our Contact page.