Once again, the registration of IP rights has disclosed itself as an important tool to prevent the copycats of genuine products.
Gürallar Grup, a Turkish company consulted by Destek Patent for its IP rights, successfully launched a seizure for products of a Saudi-Arabian company exhibiting copies of their products protected under design rights in ‘AMBIENTE 2015’ fair organized in Germany.
Infringement of glass designs
Known for producing very original designs for glasses, the director of Gürallar Grup’s LAV Glass Factory Mr. Direnç Gül stated "We hold registered international designs rights for all of our new products. At this fair, four series of our glass products were imitated by other exhibitors. When we recognized the copies of our products at another booth, we directly informed the customs authorities. The infringing products were confiscated by a delegation of custom officers as well as legal representatives and a fine had to be paid conductively.’
Counterfeits fail to get unfair commercial gain
Kemal Yamankaradeniz, Senior Partner of Destek Patent, said: “We are proud of Turkish companies who compete in global marketplace with new products and novel designs and stood up against infringing IP rights. It is essential to understand and respect all IP rights of others and now Turkey has started to be named in fair business not only by avoiding such infringements but also by enforcing IP rights globally.
LAV Glass company consulted and represented by Destek Patent and its foreign associates in Frankfurt stated , "Besides confiscating the products and taking fines from the alleged infringer, legal proceedings are considered to be launched.
In former times some Turkish companies had been exposed to confiscating during fairs , but by now Turkish companies are confident of protecting themselves with registered IP rights as well as searching for support in prosecution and litigation when their products being infringed by third persons or companies.
Thus ,the situation has started to change to the opposite.