New trademark and geographical indications law in Turkey

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The Turkish Parliament enacted a new law on trademark and geographical protection in the country. Some of the most interesting changes are:

  • color and sound marks can be registered in Turkey moreover the requirement for graphical representation is abounded.
  • trademarks identical to geographical indications will be not allowed, this is set in the absolute grounds for protection.
  • an option for letter of consent by an earlier trademark owner is introduced.
  • the opposition period is reduced to 2 months from 3 before that.
  • an opportunity for mediation through the opposition proceeding in introduced.
  • the national exhaustion of rights is replaced by international one.
  • administrative cancellation of trademarks by the Patent Office under some requirements.

More information here.

Source: Mondaq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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