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According to the Turkish trademark system, a trademark, provided that it is capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one undertaking from the goods and services of other undertakings, may consists of all kinds of signs being represented graphically such as words, including personal names, designs, letters, numerals, shape of the goods or their packaging and similarly descriptive means capable of being published and reproduced by printing.

Types of trademarks:

Service marks: Name and symbols which are used by the companies in the service sector.

Collective marks: They are owned by an organization (such as an association), whose members use them to identify themselves with a level of quality or accuracy, geographical origin, or other characteristics set by the organization.

Guarantee marks: A guarantee mark, under the control of the proprietor of the mark, serves the purpose of the guaranteeing the common characteristics of the undertakings, production methods, geographical sign and quality of those undertakings.

Duration of Registry:
According to the trademark system in Turkey, trademark is registered for a period of ten years from the date of filing of the application. Registration may be renewed for further periods of ten years.

Termination of the Rights:
The rights of trademark shall terminate upon:
a) the expiry of the protection period and non-renewal within the prescribed period,
b) the surrendering of the rights by the proprietor of the trademark.

Protection area of the registered trademark: 

A trademark is protected under the laws and trademark system of a country where it is registered.

Duration of trademark application procedures with the Turkish Patent Institute:

- Filing trademark application in the Turkish Patent Institute: 1 day.
- Examination of trademark applications in the Turkish Patent Institute: Approximately 8 months.
- Duration of the publication of trademark in the Official Trademark Bulletin: 3 months.
- Registration decision and the payment of the registration fees:
The registration fees shall be paid within two months from the decision date
- Issuing of trademark registration certificate:
Approximately 2 or 3 months.


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