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Apr 04, 2019
Dogukan Berk Aksoy, Aksoy IP, Turkey
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Mandatory Mediation in Turkey for IP Disputes with Mone...

Dogukan Berk Aksoy, Aksoy IP, Turkey, First published at www.aksoy-ip.comOn 1 January 2019, article 5/A of the Turkish Commercial Code came into force, thus mediation became a mandatory procedure for commercial disputes with monetary claims (i.e., payment of a debt or compensation) regardless of the amount in dispute . In other words, mediation is now a condition to litigation for the respective disputes, meaning that if a lawsuit is filed before applying for mediation, such lawsuit shall be dismissed based on procedural grounds. Article 4 of the TCC includes disputes arising from intellectual property related matters among  read more