Intellectual property protection in Turkey

Intellectual Property in Turkey

1. Turkey general info

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country, located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. The capital of Turkey is Ankara. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the Northwest, Greece to the West, Georgia to the Northeast, Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the East, and Iraq and Syria to the Southeast.  The territory of Turkey is subdivided into 81 provinces for administrative purposes. The biggest city and the pre-Republican capital Istanbul is the financial and economic centre of the country.

International Country Code: TR

Time zone: EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Summer (DST)

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

See brief information about Patent registration in Turkey (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Turkey (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Turkey

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Turkey

See brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Turkey

2. IP Legal Base in Turkey

Industrial Property Law No. 6769

3. International organizations/agreements

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks 
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Trademark Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International  Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Vienna Agreement Establishing the International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Turkish Patent Insitute
115 Hipodrom Street (06330)
Yenimahalle, Ankara
Phone: (00 90 312) 303 10 00
Fax: (00 90 312) 303 11 73
Email: info@turkpatent.gov.tr
www.tpe.gov.tr

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Turkey are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by ALPIM Patent on 29/09/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Turkish IP Laws.

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