Legal Institutions And Authorities in Turkey
Public Prosecutors and Criminal Courts:
- The intellectual property if registered in Turkish Patent Institute, intellectual property right holders are officially protected as mentioned in above laws. With the application to the Public Prosecutor, the criminal process is effectively and immediately begun.
The police forces with the order of Public Prosecutor unfair and unlawful traders are found and their assets are seized immediately. Production devices and tools are suspended by the authorities. After expert report gained, if the unlawful act has been proved, the court actions begun and The Criminal Court of First Instance specifically carries forward the case.
At the end of court process 2-4 year imprisonment given to unlawful persons. And also the business place is shut down. Also high degree fine is paid by those persons or entities. However this fine is paid to the Goverment.
- In Turkey, in every province, there is a specifically powered Courts to look after these kind of cases. In Istanbul there is a Intellectual Property Rights Criminal Court to carry these cases, because of the amount of such unlawful trade and pirate production or uses of intellectual property rights. Also in the Ministry of Justice has programmed to establish such expert courts in Ankara, Izmir and such other big cities.
ELTUTAN Law & Patent Office
Eltutan Patent Office was established by attorney Murat Eltutan and his colleagues in İstanbul, Turkey in 1996.
Our firm provides legal services specializing in intellectual property law and Trademark- Patent- Industrial Design registration procedures for domestic and international clients.
Our firm performs protective law consultancy with its expert team members. Thus, it provides services while keeping our clients in a lawful and fair environment and maintaining their judicial safety.
We do not give legal service only after we encounter problems but we work in a way to foresee and prevent problems to emerge, and to give service of conciliatory consultancy.
You Can Consult Us for Your Clients’ Trademark, Patent, Industrial Design Registration Prodecures and Questions of Law in Turkey.
Attorney Emine Artar TURKISH – ENGLISH
Tel: +90(212) - 272 28 00 Fax: +90(212) - 274 61 46