In Turkey, number of patent applications are increasing rapidly in recent years particularly after the adaptation of EPC in Novermber 2000. Accordingly, all possible efforts have been put in order to harmonize the Turkey's Intellectual Property system with developed countries.
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In the light of the introduction, we would like to give you some important facts regarding the patent matters in Turkey. For more information, you may click on relevant links below or send us a message including your inquiry.
Types of applications
In Turkey, an invention being novel and industrially applicable can be granted with a Utility Model certificate providing a protection term of 10 years.
National Patent Applications
An invention being novel, inventive and industrially applicable can be granted with a patent with examination. The term of the patent with examination is 20 years.
PCT Chapter I or II applications can enter the national phase in Turkey within 30 months from the priority date. On the other hand, 3 months extension to national entry is possible with a fine. In the interim, national route is open in Turkey.
Turkey adopted the EPC on November 1, 2000 and European Patents filed on or after this date can be validated. The validation have to be realized within 3 months from the publication date of their grant in a relevant EP bulletin.
In analogy with the Paris Convention, applicants can file divisional applications before the final decision of the TPI. As known, priority date of a parent application is also preserved for divisional applications thereof.
In addition to the above, by filing internationally published claims; pending PCT or EP applications can benefit from the provisional protection in Turkey in order to defend their inventions as from an earlier date in case of an infringement.
On the other hand, applicants have also right to file additional patent applications for all additional features improving the main subject matter prior to grant of their main applications. Inventive step and annual fees are not required for additional patents.
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