Multidisciplinary approach and experience, the firm provides coordinated, focused legal counsel to national and international vehicle and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
With professional backgrounds in architecture, city planning, and engineering, as well as hands-on experience with countless projects, our attorneys understand construction from all angles and advise clients on the full range of construction-related issues.
Entities across the media industry trust Karar Patent, including:
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Karar Patent serves a variety of clients in the industry, including two full-service transportation and third-party logistics firms, several asset-based trucking companies, and a metropolitan airport.
The food and beverage industries are evolving with respect to health, product development and sales, safety, and energy use. Karar Patent provides trademark to food and beverage manufacturers, restaurant groups, and beverage bottlers and distributors in analyzing and addressing these and other issues.
With a thorough understanding of business and legal challenges facing the health care industry and a coordinated approach, Karar Patent delivers a wide range of legal services to clients across the industry.
The Industrial Property Law numbered 6769 (the “Industrial Property Law”), was published in the Official Gazette on January 10, 2017 and entered into force as of January 10, 2017.
The New Law, drafted in line with international agreements and EU legislations aims to ensure an effective and modern system for industrial property protection, with q view to enhancing the technological, economic and social developments of the country. The Decree-Law No. 556 Pertaining to the Protection of Trademarks, the Decree-Law No.551 Pertaining to the Protection of Patent Rights, the Decree-Law No.554 Pertaining to the Protection of Industrial Designs and the Decree-Law No.555 on the Protection of Geographical Indications which were regulating the registration and protection of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and geographical indications before the entry into force of the Industrial Property Law, were abolished as a result of the entry into force of the Industrial Property Law.The purpose of the Industrial Property Law is to protect the rights related to the trademarks, geographical indications, designs, patents, utility models and traditional product names, and to contribute to the realization of technological, economic and social progress through this process. The Industrial Property Law combines the applications for trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, geographical signs and traditional product names registration, post-registration transactions and legal and penal sanctions for violation of these rights and all the rules for trademarks, patents, designs and geographical indications in a single piece of legislation. The Industrial Property Law changed the name of the Turkish Patent Institute as “Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.” Also the New Law introduces a wider scope of criminal liability as well as higher penalties regarding infringement of industrial property rights, especially trademarks, compared to the previous legislation. According to the New Law, in addition to the producers and the sellers of infringing products, importers, exporters and persons possessing such product for commercial purposes will also be liable.
The protection provided by the Industrial Property Law shall be available to the Turkish Citizens, to natural and legal persons domiciled or having industrial or commercial establishments within the territory of the Republic of Turkey, to persons having applications rights deriving from the Paris Convention or the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and the persons who are nationals of states that accord legal and de facto protection to nationals of the Turkish Republic in accordance with the principle of reciprocity.
National and International applications for trademarks and designs filed before the new law, will be finalized within the scope of provisions of legal text in force at the moment of application or nationalization.National and International applications for patent and utility models filed before the new law, will be finalized within the scope of legal text in force at the moment of application. Legal text in force at the moment of nationalization will be applied for nationalized patent and utility model applications filed through international or regional treaties. New provisions will be applied for granted patents and utility models except following conditions: oppositions and examination of opposition process, invalidation, price determination for inventions of employees of public institutions, methods and rates regarding the revenue shares between universities and the inventors. The Industrial Property Law shortens and simplifies the registration process for trademarks, patents, and designs compared to the previous Decree-Law.