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According to Turkish Patent System, similar to the patent laws in Europe and other developed countries, the following issues are comprehensively laid down;
There are presently three routes for filing a patent application in Turkey, namely;
The protection period of a patent is 20 years whereas of a utility model is 10 years. As an option, it is also possible for an applicant to delay substantial examination stage for 7 years by obtaining a non-examined patent protection. Patentability criteria are world-wide novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability. For utility models, inventive step is not required and inventions on processes and chemicals are excluded.
Patent applications should be filed in Turkish. The description and claims may be filed in English, French or German initially, but a Turkish translation should be submitted within one month of filing. An applicant with no domicile or business seat in Turkey should appoint a Turkish patent attorney registered before the Institute. Power of attorney is not mandatory for patent applications.