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Significant Changes in IP law in Turkey

The new Indsutrial Property Law, bringing together previous Decree Laws on trademarks, designs, and patents together and introducing substantial changes in Turkey, became effective as of January 10, 2017. Click click here  to see what the new law brings.
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Beyonce to defend her name

IP courts resolved the dispute over the well-known name BEYONCE. After registration of her name by different Turkish companies, the famous singer and actress BEYONCE KNOWLES represented by Alimoğlu Oruç instituted actions for invalidation of these registrations. In their rulings, all IP Courts acknowledged the notoriety of the name of the singer. In their judgments,
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Local Court Holds Transport Company Not Responsible for Counterfeit Products

In a recent case, Istanbul IP Court reviewed the dispute between brand owner, known with its famous and highly expensive bags, and a transportation company. The bag manufacturer claimed compensation against the transportation company for 20 counterfeit bags detected during the customs procedures. The transportation company defended itself suggesting that the products are owned by
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New Zealander Fashion Designer Victorious Against Turkish Trademark Pirate

Bakırköy IP Court issued its decision in a fight for the trademark KAREN WALKER. In the action brought forward by the New Zealander designer KAREN WALKER, the Court decided to cancel the registration of the Turkish company for the mark KAREN WALKER. Represented by Alimoğlu Oruç, the well-known designer argued that it has created the
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Constitutional Court Cancels Article related to Non-Use

With its decision dated 09 Aril 2014, the Turkish Constitutional Court decided to cancel article 42/1(c) of Decree Law on Protection of Trademarks Numbered 556. This decision came after the claim brought before the Constitutional Court by Istanbul 4th Civil Court of Intellectual and Industrial Rights. The Turkish Law allows any party, who has legal
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Google Drives Driverless

The search giant Google patents a method to switch a vehicle from a human-controlled mode into the state where it takes charge of the wheel. The firm suggests the technology could be used to offer tours of tourist locations or to send faulty models to repair shops. Google says the landing strip could simply be
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Turkish Patent Institute revises its practice in Class 35

The Turkish Patent Institute in its eagerly awaited decision issued on October 20, 2011 declared that it changed its practice in class 35. The change came after the developments in the world, critics, court decisions, and the practice of WIPO Nice Classification Experts Community on how to interpret the services commonly known as “sales services”.
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Trademark – Keyword Battle Yet Again

INTERFLORA, the US-based and the world’s largest flower delivery organization sued MARKS AND SPENCER for sponsoring the word ‘Interflora’ as a search engine keyword. The issue has been reviewed by the European Court of Justice at different levels and aspects in another case known as like Google France. What makes this case is different is
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