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Nov 19, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 16/19)
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New Trademark Examination Guideline

On September 30, 2019, the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office published a new Trademark Examination Guideline that defines the criteria regarding the examination of trademark applications on absolute grounds within the scope of the Industrial Property Code that came into force in 2017.

The main purpose of the Guideline is to update the previous guideline, which was in force since 2011. The new Guideline clarifies the principles of absolute grounds for refusal that are explained in the IP Code and provide consistency in the Office’s decisions.

Within this context, the absolute grounds for refusal that are included between the articles 5(1)(a) and 5(1)(i) of the Law are examined in 12 main sections. The Guideline consists of 379 pages and includes a great number of examples in detail. The examples are given by taking the decisions of the Courts and the Office and also the recent EU developments into consideration.

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