Guide to protection of intellectual property rights in Turkey

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Turkey. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if […]

turkeyThe European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Turkey. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if their rights are infringed. The IP system in Turkey is continually being developed to raise awareness of the growing value and importance of IP and to help right holders to protect and enforce their rights.

Some improvements have taken place in Turkey such as the tracking of piracy as a result of training organised jointly by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), the Ministry of Interior (police), antipiracy commissions and the judiciary. Anti-piracy commissions are working efficiently, and specialised IPR police units have conducted successful operations in the fight against piracy. The administrative capacity of the Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) has further improved as a result of tailor-made and jointly organised training programmes. Jointly organised events also helped improve the dialogue among IPR stakeholders. Consistency of the TPI final decisions with IPR courts has improved and appeals decreased.

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