PATENT FILING IN TURKEY

The Patent Office of Turkey is known as the Turkish Patent Institute was established on June 24, 1994 in Ankara. Turkey joined WIPO in 1976. The Turkish Patent Office has made some major reform to bring the uniformity to its policies with the global patent laws. One of the major change that was brought in by the Turkish Patent Office was that under the previous Turkish patent law, a seven year short-term patent could be obtained without an applicant’s having proceeded through substantive examination. But as per the revised law, all applicants must request substantive examination of their applications. Failure to do so will result in the application being considered to be withdrawn. With the vision of the Turkish government for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys  (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/Prosecution as per the Turkish Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.

High Level Cost Estimate for Filing
Description
Price
Official Fee
€ 12
Attorney Fee
€ 500
Translation Fee
AS APPLICABLE
Total
€ 512 + APPLICABLE TRANSLATION FEE
Documents Required
  • Details of the Priority/PCT Document in Turkish translation
  • Assignment Deed
Filing to Grant Procedure
1
STEP 1 : FILING

A patent can be filed in Turkey as any of the following formats in Turkish translation:

  • Paris convention based national entry.

  • PCT national phase based national entry.

2
STEP 2 : PUBLICATION

Publication of Turkish patents is done within 18 months of priority date.

3
STEP 3 : EXAMINATION

Request for examination has to be made within 6 months from the publication date.

4
STEP 4 : PROSECUTION

Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 6 months together with a request for second examination.

5
STEP 5 : GRANT

Annuity for 2’nd year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.