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Okt 24, 2017
Özlem Fütman, OFO VENTURA, Turkey

Updated Guideline on Non-Use as a Defense is Published ...

Özlem Fütman, OFO VENTURA, TurkeyAs many of you know, Turkey has a New IP Law no 6769 since 10th January 2017. Under the New IP Law, an applicant can request their opponent(s) to prove serious and genuine use of their mark in Turkey in the last five years or submit justified reasons for non-use, if the opponent's mark had passed the five-year use term on the filing/priority date of the opposed mark. If this use cannot be proven, then the opposition would be dismissed as far as the argument based on the opponent's earlier registered mark is  read more