>Four awards to Destek Patent from three international prestigious IP publishers have reflected the firm ’s dedication to strive for excellence in premium IP management and protection services in Turkey in celebrating its 30th anniversary this year..
Destek Patent has been voted and awarded
Turkish Intellectual Property Firm of The Year by Acquisition International Magazine;
Intellectual Property Advisory Firm of The Year in the ACQ Global Awards 2013, hosted by ACQ magazine & the ACQ5 news portal;
Turkish Start Up Legal Advisory Firm of The Year as the only firm in Turkey again by Acquisition International Magazine; and
Top Tier Recommended Firm within patent prosecution category in the international directory of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013” which is a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe.
Destek Patent’s Leadership
Destek Patent has been Turkey’s leader in IP management and protection as “Turkey’s top-ranked IP firm” for more than 15 consecutive years according to official patent and trademark filing and registration statistics by the Turkish Patent Institute and “among the world’s top 10 IP firms” for the past five years according to the international trademark filing statistics issued by the WTR 1000 and Markenfacts.
The firm has the largest IP team (four partners, five associates, eight European patent attorneys, 50 patent and trademark attorneys and a total of nearly 200 personnel) and the largest office network throughout Turkey (Istanbul , Ankara, Bursa, Izmir, Konya, Gaziantep and Adana).
Destek Patent’s 30th anniversary... A short history of Turkish IP attorneys!
When Destek Patent was established in 1983, industrial property rights in Turkey were still protected under the Patent Law 1879 and the Trademark Law (1950s). The Turkish Patent Office and modern IP legislation system were not established until 1995; there were no registered patent/trademark attorneys until 1998 and no specialised IP court till 2001. Companies had almost no knowledge and experience of industrial property rights. The number of IP registrations was almost negligible.
Within 30 years of success, Destek Patent has driven change and broken much ground in IP matters in its short history, and therefore its name is mentioned in terms of pioneers and firsts in the Turkish IP field. For instance, the first international Industrial Property Rights Conference in Turkey in 1996, leading to the establishment of the Uluslararası Patent Birliği (International Patent Society) in 1999, and then LES Turkey, AIPPI Turkey, and TOBB Turkish Attorneys’ Assembly, the first Turkish IP firm to implement total quality management, having held the ISO 9001: 2008 certificate since 2001, Destek Patent TV which is the first and only on-line Turkish IP channel, Destek Akademi, having conducted more than 200 seminars and symposiums to associations, universities and non-governmental organizations so far.
President’s Thank You Note
We are honoured here at Destek Patent to receive such prestigious awards. These achievements have fully manifested our continuous commitment to strive for excellence in premium IP management and protection services, built on trust, respect and ethical values with the mission to be essential to our clients. It is not only served as a proof of clients’ recognition, but also a great encouragement to motivate us to attain even better service quality.
We want to thank sincerely our loyal clients, and hardworking, dedicated staff for helping us achieves these awards.