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Jun 28, 2017
Özlem Fütman, Ofo Ventura, Turkey

You use your Mark in Turkey, but can you correctly prov...


Özlem Fütman, Ofo Ventura, TurkeyAs many of you are aware of, since 10 January 2017 Turkey has a New IP Law (Number 6769) in force. One of the most important points in the New Law regards opposition proceedings. The Applicant now has the right to request their Opponent(s) to prove serious and genuine use of its mark in Turkey in the last 5 years or submit justified reasons thereof, if the Opponent’s mark passed the 5 years use term on the filing/priority date of opposed mark. If such use cannot be proven, then the opposition would be read more