The new Indsutrial Property Law, bringing together previous Decree Laws on trademarks, designs, and patents together and introducing substantial changes in Turkey, became effective as of January 10, 2017. Click click here to see what the new law brings.
IP courts resolved the dispute over the well-known name BEYONCE. After registration of her name by different Turkish companies, the famous singer and actress BEYONCE KNOWLES represented by Alimoğlu Oruç instituted actions for invalidation of these registrations. In their rulings, all IP Courts acknowledged the notoriety of the name of the singer. In their judgments,
Bakırköy IP Court issued its decision in a fight for the trademark KAREN WALKER. In the action brought forward by the New Zealander designer KAREN WALKER, the Court decided to cancel the registration of the Turkish company for the mark KAREN WALKER. Represented by Alimoğlu Oruç, the well-known designer argued that it has created the
With its decision dated 09 Aril 2014, the Turkish Constitutional Court decided to cancel article 42/1(c) of Decree Law on Protection of Trademarks Numbered 556. This decision came after the claim brought before the Constitutional Court by Istanbul 4th Civil Court of Intellectual and Industrial Rights. The Turkish Law allows any party, who has legal