DESTEK provides a full range of design services from searches to licensing through prosecution and enforcement to help our clients manage and protect their valuable design portfolio throughout the design life cycle, both domestically and internationally …
In Turkey, designs are very effective tools of aesthetic creations in regard to ease of protection and enforcement of the rights. We strongly recommend our clients to take benefit of this system, which was introduced to Turkish industrial property in 1995.
For registerability criteria world wide novelty and individual character (distinctiveness) concepts are also required. A design shall be considered new if before the date of reference no identical design has been made available to the public in the world. Designs differing only in immaterial details shall be deemed to be identical.
The protection period for a registered design is 25 years upon four renewals with 5 years intervals. Multiple applications with the same class can be included in one application. Priority term is 6 months from the priority date.
No novelty examination is carried on the designs applications but directly published. The time for registering a design application is approximately 10-12 months unless an opposition is filed there against.
The Turkish Patent Institute are accepting international applications on behalf of WIPO under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs asof January 1, 2005.