GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

 

The geographical indications are protected by the Decree-Law No. 555 pertaining to the Protection of Geographical Signs in Turkey.

 

The aim of the geographical indication registration is to take the products which create local value under protection. Geographical indications cannot be used like a trademark alone. In case that an asset which a business presents under a trademark name contains the characteristic of a geographical indication, this trademark and the geographical sign may be used together.

 

Who can apply?

 

Real person and legal entities who are the producers of the product, consumer associations and public institutions regarding the subject have the right to make an application for a geographical indication.

 

Geographical indication registration applications are prosecuted by the Turkish Patent Institute.

Geographical Signs