SIMAJ assists its clients in obtaining and enforcing their rights related to designs. The firm also provides full service with respect to foreign registration of designs in cooperation with our associate law firms throughout the world.
The protection of designs in Turkey is regulated by the Industrial Property Law No. 6769, which entered into force on January 10th, 2017. Turkey is also a party to the Locarno Agreement relating with the international classification of industrial designs as of 30.11.1998 and Hague Agreement (Geneva Text) for International registration of designs as of 01.01.2005.
After the implementation of the Industrial Property Law No. 6769, novelty examination is carried out for design applications and in case Turkish Patent and Trademark Office considers that the design application is novel at first instance, the application is published for opposition purposes. The regulations also impose the necessary arrangements for application of multiple designs and deferment of publication.
The key elements of our design services are considered in three categories as;