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Turkey Trademark Registration 

Attorneys - Turkey

My name is Kubra Onem - Gulen Ozel and I'm the representative Attorney in Turkey.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
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Your trademark registration will be processed in Turkey through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 15 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Turkey, do I have protection in other territories?

    No. The scope of protection is limited only in Turkey.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes. A power of attorney is required during the prosecution process.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Yes. The applicant may benefit from pre-filing use by: 

    • Using it as evidence of ownership before the Turkey Trademark Office during disputes
    • Using it to demonstrate the mark’s distinctiveness
    • Using it to dismiss disputes on the ground of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    An unused trademark is vulnerable to getting cancelled.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Turkey?

    A mark that can be recreated graphically and can help distinguish a good/service from others is registrable: 

    • Words
    • Slogans
    • Names
    • Holograms
    • Trade dress
    • Smell
    • Shapes with 3 dimensions
    • Colours
    • Devices
    • Sounds
    • Motions
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Turkey?

    The sequence of trademark processing in Turkey is as follows: 

    1. Examination – The application will be examined in terms of:
      • Formalities or compliance with requirements
      • Proper classification of goods/services
      • Clarity of descriptions
      • Descriptiveness
      • Capability to be represented graphically
      • Deceptiveness
      • Conflict with prior registrations
    2. Publication – Details about the application will be made available to everyone through online posting and in the Bulletin of Trademarks
      • Mark
      • Applicant’s name
      • Applicant’s address
      • Application’s date
      • Application’s number
      • Goods and services
      • Representation of trademark
    3. Registration – Once the examiners did not refuse the application and if oppositions after publication have been resolved, the trademark office will then issue the registration grant
  • What type of trademark is non-registrable?

    These marks are non-registrable:

    • Touch
    • Taste
    • Generic words or common terms
    • Marks that serve as geographic location names
    • Marks that include flags, names or symbols of nations, states, regions and international organizations


  • Does Turkey use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Turkey uses the Nice Classification system for general guide.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Turkey?

    Yes. The date of home application can be accredited as the date of filing in Turkey if: 

    • Home country is a Paris Convention signatory
    • Home filing date is within 6 months prior to Turkey filing date
    • Home country is a party to WTO (World Trade Organization)
    • International registration can be based in Turkey
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    Registered marks in Turkey are mandated by law to be used continuously without interruption starting 5 years before its expiration date.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    Trademarks that are registered in Turkey are valid for 10 years starting on the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal will be 10 years from the date when the application was filed.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Yes. Unregistered marks can be legally used for any goods or services.