The Sources of Pirate Trade and Commerce in Turkey
1- Trademarks, patents and industrial designs are used unfairly and unlawfully ın Turkey so much. Especially non-booked economy is supporting such unlawful acts. So that the research and improvement costs and tax payments are reduced as much as possible. For this reason the people and firms prefers the pirate trade.
2- Also in Turkey, revisions and renewals of real products are huge area for the trademark infringement. Old parts of a machine or such products are used as new after renewing with some simple process. This renewal or revision consumes little money, but gets much more income for those unfair competitors.
3- Especially, the unlawful importation and smuggling of spare parts of products are goods is also a way for unlawful competition. From far Eastern countries or neighbouring countries, such smuggling operations are carried forward into Turkey.
4- Also from Turkey the exportation of unlawfully produced goods in Turkey is taking place Smugglers from Turkey exporting the renewed or unlawfully produced goods to former Soviet countries and such neighbour states. Those exportations are made with unlawful boxes, unlawful signs and names and designs. The pirate production is growing because of this method.
5- Also from Turkey, transit exportation is another way of unfair competition.Turkish geographic and economic position is helping those smuggler and unfair competitors.
6- Also in Turkey the disc of movies, music and computer programs are copied and distributed.
7- All of for this reasons, Turkish Parliament have passed a law bringing strong punishments to unfair users of intellectual property rights. Our Law Firm has knowledge and installation about these subjects.
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.
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