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 search 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 Search in Turkey
One of the most important steps in trademark registration procedure is to conduct an extensive trademark search in order to identify potential conflicts with existing trademarks and as a confirmation that your trademark is almost available for registration.
That’s why, it is recommended as the first step in determining whether your trademark is available for use. Alternatively, you may conduct it by officially requesting from Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
Here, you may search registered trademarks as well as published trademark applications in Turkey. A good trademark search which identifies potential conflicts includes existing trademarks in Turkish market, company name registers and pending trademark applications & registrations before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. When analyzing a trademark search report, it is important to take into consideration a number of factors to determine whether your mark is infringing on or likely to be confused with another trademark; such as similarity, company names, company services, classification and degree of confusion likely to be exercised by the purchasers.
It is important to understand that a trademark search cannot provide you with a definitive “answer” as to whether or not your proposed trademark is available for use and registration. It does, however, arm you with information regarding potential risks associated with the mark which effect your decision in the use and registration of your mark, which, in turn, lead you investing money for alternatives to save time.
It is also important to note that a trademark used or registered earlier in Turkey may also pose an obstacle to registration. The adoption of a trademark confusingly similar to a trademark currently in use by other may give rise to a claim for infringement and litigation.
We also counsel our clients on the proper use and protection of trademarks, and create individualized trademark use guidelines for clients to help them maximize the strength of their marks. Our trademark attorneys routinely speak at industry events and conduct in-house seminars to educate our clients on the various issues involved in creating and protecting a valuable brand.
Trademark search 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 the Turkey and Europe
- Due diligence arising from various transactions involving trademarks
- Civil litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and cancellation
Reach our Turkish Trademark Search 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 search lawyers through our Contact page.