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Industrial Design registration in Turkey

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design application in Turkey as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing industrial design application in Turkey

The term for filing the industrial design applications in Turkey claiming priority is six months from the priority date. It is not possible to restore this term.

  • Multiple design applications

Application of several designs may be combined in one application. However, this option is subjected to the condition, except cases of ornamentation, that the products where the designs are intended to be incorporated or when they are intended to be applied, and all of them belong to the same sub-class or the same set or composition of items.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Turkey

For obtainment of the date of filing the industrial design application in Turkey should contain:
- a copy of the POA form;
- request to grant a patent;
- payment of the Official Fees;
- drawings/photos of the design.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed and stamped (if applicable) POA form should be provided along with filing the industrial design application. Legalisation or notarization is not required.

  • Priority document

The Certified copy of the priority document and its Turkish translation should be provided to the Patent Office within three months from the filing of the industrial design application in Turkey.

  • Assignment Deed

No Assignment Deed is required. If the applicant of the Turkish design application is not the creator of a design, he must declare in the application how he has acquired from the creator the right to apply for a patent. 

  • Validity term

The term of protection of industrial design in Turkey is five years from the filing date of the design application. It can be protected for a maximum term of 25 years on the condition that the extension fees are paid for consecutive periods of 5 years.

  • Examination of a design application in Turkey

The industrial design application in Turkey undergoes the formal examination only.

  • Grace period

Designer who displayed products in which the design is incorporated or to which is applied, at national or international exhibitions in Turkey or official or officially recognized national or international exhibitions in the States party to the Paris Convention, may claim a right of priority for the registration of the design in Turkey if the application for priority is filed within a period of six months from the date of the first display of the products.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is obligatory to perform the industrial design prosecution in Turkey through an agent, a registered Turkish patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

a. “Design” means the entirety of the various features such as line/drawing, form, shape, colour, texture, elasticity, material or other characteristics perceived by the human senses in appearance in whole or part of a product or its ornamentation;
b. “Product” means any industrial or handicraft item, parts of a complex system, sets, compositions of items, packaging, get-ups, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, excluding the computer programs and semiconductor products”.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Turkish Industrial Designs, International Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by ALPIM Patent on 13.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Turkish IP Laws.

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