P1: Can a patent search be conducted?
P2: Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
P3: Can convention priority be claimed? Convention Countries?
P4: Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
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?
P7: Is there a novelty requirement? Is it local or 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?
P9: Can the specifications or claims be amended?
P10: Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
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?
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?
P15: Does the Patent Law provide for licenses or registered users?
P16: Does the Patent Office publish the patent applications?