Trademark registration in Turkey: conditions and required documents
Table of content
- What is the trademark?
- Stages of trademark registration in Turkey
- Turkey's Trademark Protection Act
- FAQs about trademark registration in Turkey
What is the trademark?
The trademark is like the names of people. It symbolizes the identity of the company, and it is a linguistic symbol, design symbol, drawings, colors, or any sign that distinguishes one identity from another corporate identity, to be a company’s logo, and this mark indicates the company and expresses Its various activities, and it has rights and protection no less than the rights of any company's products and activities, and the trademark gives any company advanced competitive advantages, and this mark is important in the company's protection of its products, and it also facilitates communication between the company and customers.
What are the types of trademarks?
There are many types of trademarks according to coverage, allocation, and purposes, according to stages. There is a trademark of manufacture, to indicate the product that is made and the place where it is made, there is a trademark of trade to indicate the source of sale, not the source of manufacture, how much is the case with the trademark of manufacture, there is a trademark of service, and restaurants, banks, and tourism companies have no products, they provide services that distinguish them from the services of another company, there are special brands, the trademark of events and the media.
Should a trademark be registered?
Registration of a trademark gives it legal protection, particularly for competitive companies, and it is not mandatory to register a trademark, but this means that there is a risk of theft.
International trademark registration
The registration of the trademark in Turkey is linked only to it, which means that the trademark must be registered internationally to protect it outside the scope of the Turkish state if the company’s activity is not limited to the Turkish territory, by registering it in the Madrid Protocol, as this protocol gives the right to protect the mark in all countries registered in terms of this protocol.
Trademark registration in Turkey
The Republic of Turkey offers the possibility of trademark registration in the Trademark and Patent Corporation (TPE) as the trademark protects the activities of the company, prevents fraud in its name, and protects it from forgery.
Corporate trademark registration
Registration of the corporate brand requires the identification of the business activity of the company, as well as the identification of the trademark, and should be unique and not correspond to any other brand, with a special logo, and then payment of fees and taxes associated with the brand.
Registration of an individual trademark
The individual's trademark can be registered by submitting a copy of the ID card, finding a logo expressing the trademark, with an official power of attorney (certified by the notary).
Where is the trademark registered in Turkey?
The trademark is registered with the Trademark and Patent Corporation (TPE).
Stages of trademark registration in Turkey
After determining the business activity of the company, determining the brand name, designing the logo, and submitting it to the TPE, the application shall be evaluated to ensure that there is no match with another trademark and shall be granted a provisional certificate. If the application for the trademark whose defects have been submitted or corrected during the statutory period, and after payment of the required fees, the application shall be registered and made available for practice.
Documents required to register a trademark in Turkey
After identifying the brand and the company's activities, the applicant's name, address and contact information must be shown. If the applicant is a real person, then his national number is required, and if the applicant is a legal person, the tax number, then the receipt for payment of fees to the Turkish Patent Institution.
Conditions for registering a trademark in Turkey
The business activity of the company for which the trademark is to be registered must be determined.
The brand does not match any other mark, with a special logo.
Pay fees and taxes.
The cost of trademark registration in Turkey
The fee for trademark registration in Turkey is 321.61 TL, and the design registration application fee is 54.24 TL.
The cost of registering a trademark internationally
The cost of registering a trademark internationally is about $200.
The services of the Gars company in the matter of trademark registration in Turkey
Gars company is responsible for registering the trademarks of its agents and clients, by submitting full documents, getting the tax number, following up the registration at the Turkish patent institution, and doing whatever is necessary to ensure that a trademark is in accordance with due process of law.
Turkey's Trademark Protection Act
FAQs about trademark registration in Turkey
Three different language alternatives can be offered.
Edited by Gars Consulting Company
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