FAQ

P1: Can a patent search be conducted?
Yes.

P2: Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
No.

P3: Can convention priority be claimed? Convention Countries?
Yes.

P4: Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
yes

P5: What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated?
20 years starting form the Turkish filing date.

P6: Is a secret form of filing a model/design permitted?
Yes.

P7: Is there a novelty requirement? Is it local or worldwide?
Yes, worldwide.

P8: Is the patent protection available for software alone, or must the software be coupled with computer hardware in order to permit patent application?
Yes, alone.

P9: Can the specifications or claims be amended?
Yes.

P10: Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
Yes.

P11: In what language should specifications and claims of the patent be filed?
English, French and German but should be succeeded by Turkish translation within 3 months.

P12: Is working of the invention required to keep protection in force?
Yes.

P13: What are the conditions that might lead to a compulsory license?
Compulsory license is possible if a patent is neither effectively used in Turkey nor offered for license.
P14: Must assignments be recorded within a certain period?
No.

P15: Does the Patent Law provide for licenses or registered users?
Yes.

P16: Does the Patent Office publish the patent applications?
Yes.

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Tunus Cad. No. 15/4, 06680, Kavaklidere, Ankara-Turkey

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Telephone: (00 90-312) 417 6095
Fax: (00 90-312) 417 0091
Email: turkey@agip.com
Contact: Hatice Toksoy (Mrs.)

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