Products Under imitated Trademark in Turkey
Turkey is the economic epicenter for Caucasia and central asia countries due to its status of being a bridge between the Europe and Middle East as well as its ethnical origin.
Turkey is among the top 15 countries of the World with size of its Commercial Market and its economy.
Population of Turkey is about 75 million and Turkey hosts 40 million tourists per year.
National income per capita is above 10 thousand Dollars in Turkey.
The Turkish economy has considerable investments in the textile, food and automotive sectors mainly.
Considering all of such economic data, Turkey is a large market and thus existence of imitated trademarks on such a large market becomes inevitable.
Considering the geographical and economic conditions of Turkey, products under imitated trademarks to be placed on the market in Turkey may spread to the entire Europe, Russia, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia countries inevitably.
It is essential to firstly struggle against imitated trademarks in Turkey in order to protect reputation of trademarks.
Imitated Trademark Regulations in the Turkish Law;
The legal and penal sanctions against imitated trademarks are regulated in the Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) Unfair Competition section and Trademark Law No. 556 in the Turkish Law.
A sanction of imprisonment is applied against having an Imitated Trademark for a commercial purpose in accordance with the Turkish Law regulations.
Turkey has enacted modern laws, signed international conventions and even established special courts and police departments regarding trademark, patent, design and intellectual rights in order to struggle against imitated trademarks.
However, struggling against Imitated Trademarks has been imposed on the proprietor of trademark in the Trademark Law mostly.
Unfortunately, imitated trademarks have become a sector in Turkey. Persons/firms developing imitated trademarks are in the form of extremely professional crime organizations and thus they know well the gaps in the Turkish Law and regulations of the Turkish Patent Institute.
Therefore, firms trademark of which is imitated should get support from the Turkish Law Offices Experienced on Trademark Patent Law in order to benefit from the legal and penal sanctions stipulated by the Turkish law for imitated trademarks.
Eltutan Patent & Law engages in the field of trademark, patent, design registration and law with the practical and theoretical knowledge gained by it since 1996.
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
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