Patent;

 

Is the right to protect an invention which describes making a product or a method in a new and technical way. The said way is often a solution for a technical problem. 

 

In Turkey, inventions are protected by the Decree Law on Protection of the Patent Rights No: 551.

Invention and Patent

 

An invention is an alternative way to carry out any development or method belonging to a new and unique device, method, compound, process, machine, or product.

 

For an invention to be able to be protected by patent registration in Turkey, its subject matter shall be within the subjects that are protectable by the Decree Law on Protection of the Patent Rights No: 551 and it must be new, include an inventive step and be applicable to the industry.

 

A patent registration in Turkey provides a protection for a term of 20 years.

Preliminary Search

 

At our firm, we carry out a preliminary search before drafting the application for determining the scope of protection. We give high importance of preliminary search for the interpretation whether the invention is new and involving an inventive step and thus determining the ground upon which the first filing of an application shall be based.

Patent Applications in Turkey 
 
In Turkey we as Patent Care Patent & Trademark Consultancy provide service for the prosecution of the applications for the:
 
* First filings 
 
* Subsequent applications with the priority documents
 
* EP (European Patents) validations and 
 
* National phase of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications. 
 
We also conduct the prosecution of provisional protection of European Patents before the Turkish Patent Institute.
Publication Tracking
 
After making a patent application, the official office bulletins are followed each month and the clients are informed about the applications of the third parties on the technical area which is related to the applications of the clients.
 
Further, we regularly carry out publication tracking and provide information to clients about the subjects and/or firms which are desired by our clients to be tracked. 

Objection

 

An objection document is prepared for the applications which our clients desire to object to within its time limit and the objection is filed at the Turkish Patent Institute.  

Annuity Fees

 

After making a patent application, it is necessary that each year an annuity fee shall be paid to the Turkish Patent Institute within a certain time limit.

 

Time tracking and payment process are carried out by our firm. 

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