Trademark Monitoring Service


Domestic Trademark Monitoring

The protection of trademarks in Turkey is based on declaration and registration. After examination of trademarks in form and completion of legislation examination, it is opened to the views and objections of the third persons.

In other words, following the formal examination of the trademarks and the examination of the legislation, they are subjected to the views and objections of third persons.

Pursuant to the legislation, it is possible to object to the published trademark applications within the legal period reasoning that it is a MALICIOUS application, it is SIMILAR ON A DEGREE OF INSEPERATION or THERE IS A RESTOSPECTIVE RIGHT on the application. In order for the objections to be successful they must be supported with undisputable evidence which leave no room for doubt.

Declaration and objection period of trademarks is 3 months. The documents are arranged for trademark/trademarks which are not objected to and the fee of which have beed paid within 2 months following the registration decision. The annulment of trademarks which have had their registry finalized can only bne possible by a LAWSUIT. Whereas the legal proceedings are substantially costly and long-running. Trademarks owners must bear significant costs and face loss of rights.

Additionally, in the recent year The Turkish Patent Institute has significantly flexed the 7/(b) article concerning trademark registration. Likewise, in some countries including the EC rejection provision on SIMILARITY is not applied. Moreover, in these countries if the trademark is rejected as a result of similar trademark applications all arising representation costs are made to be borne by the applicant.

The complete removal of this Article in Turkey is in the agenda of the CONSTITUTIONAL COURT. However, in our point of view, the judicial system and the process of TPE (Turkish Patent Institution) is not yet ready for such an application..

Our office notifies its clients which request monitoring service, the trademarks which show similarity by monitoring the trademarks published in Turkey, lodges the appeals and monitors all the processes.

For price and procedure details, you can send an e-mail to info@marcanorm.com address and can contact our experts at the 0312 285 99 89 phone number.

Overseas Trademark Tracking

Legislation of world countries for the application of trademark registration is different from each other. Some countries have registration and announcement based legislations, some countries have broadcast and announcement or different applications such as the opening of invalidity after registration based legislations. Therefore, to register an international trademark will not be enough for the protection of the trademark.

After the registration is made abroad, it is necessary to monitor the trademark carefully for possible immitations and take the necessary precautions Worldwide monitoring should be done to ensure rapid response to similar trademark applications or trademark violations. Otherwise, it will be necessary to initiate proceedings at high costs as it is the case in Turkey.

Our office notifies its clients which request worldwide, regional or country based monitoring service, the trademarks which show similarity by monitoring the trademarks published, lodges the appeals and monitors all the processes.

For price and procedure details, you can send an e-mail to info@marcanorm.com address and can contact our experts at the 0312 285 99 89 phone number.