IP News & Events

  • IP Litigation Overview in Turkey

    IP Litigation Overview in Turkey In terms of intellectual property enforcement, Turkish IP Law and regulations thereof, allows both civil and criminal actions. Preliminary injunctions can be claimed in actions. Intellectual property litigation in Turkey generally begins at specialised IP or civil courts depending on the place of judgement, and moves on to the Supreme

    30 April 2021
  • World Intellectual Property Day

    World Intellectual Property Day – Taking our ideas to market Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Every business starts with an idea. Each of the millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate across the globe

    26 April 2021
  • AIPPI World Congress Online 2020

    AIPPI World Congress 2020 | World’s leading non-profit association in the Intellectual Property field –  AIPPI organizes annual events for its members every year. These events are great opportunities for seeing IP Practitioners from all over the world and to discuss possible ways of cooperation between colleagues/companies and hot topics in Intellectual Property. This year, the Annual Congress

    25 April 2021
  • Data Restriction at the TPTO within the Scope Of the Personal Data Protection Law

    The TPTO has recently announced the updates and measures taken in their practices within the scope of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 aiming to regulate the obligations of natural and legal persons who process personal data and the rules to be followed by protecting the privacy of private life and the fundamental rights and

    24 April 2021
  • Turkish Industrial Property Law No. 6769

    Turkish Industrial Property (IP) Law No. 6769 As of 10 January 2017, the New Turkish Industrial Property (IP) Law No.6769 has entered in to force, combining trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, geographical signs, traditional product names, registration, post-registration transactions, legal and penal sanctions for violation and all other rules of these in a single piece

    24 April 2021
  • INTA Annual Meeting

    Efor IP Law delegates attended to the INTA Annual Meeting 2019. Founder Partners Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the Efor Intellectual Property Law Firm at INTA Annual Meeting. 141st INTA Annual Meeting  – world’s largest and most widely-attend trademark event – done in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from 18-22 May 2019. With the increasing importance of brands to

    24 April 2021
  • Important Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

    Dear Colleagues, In light of recent events surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to assure you that we have taken the necessary steps to protect our co-workers’ health and as of today, implemented a remote working environment for most of our staff. Thanks to the online system of TPTO and cloud computing, our office is

    24 April 2021
  • A Flashback to the IP News & Developments in 2019

    HERE IS A FLASHBACK FOR SOME OF THE IP ISSUES & DEVELOPMENTS WITH RESPECT TO TURKEY AND THE IP WORLD IN 2019! January –  International Search And Examination Requests For Patent Applications Can Be Made At The Same Time in Turkey In order to accelerate the patent process and to provide better quality services to

    24 April 2021
  • Amendment on the The Regulation of IP Law in Turkey

    After two year time period, a second amendment with regard to the regulation of the Industrial Law No.6769 has been accepted in Turkey along with many other changes in legal proceedings. Main changes in the articles of the regulation are related with the official documents demanded by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. With this

    24 April 2021
  • Trademark and Design Renewal Process in Turkey

    According to Article 192 of the Industrial Property Law No. 6769 published in the Official Gazette dated 10/01/2017 and numbered 29944, for the trademark and design renewal requests that are filed after 10 January 2018, “the date of which protection expires” shall be considered instead of “last day of the month in which the protection

    24 April 2021
  • Celebrating 30th Anniversary of the Protocol

    The Madrid Protocol, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Missed being a party to the Agreement, Turkey is a member to the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks since January 1, 1999. Through Madrid System, with the help of Madrid Protocol which

    24 April 2021
  • 10 Patents That Changed the World

    The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began. Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it’s more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of inventors suddenly come together to form a cohesive

    24 April 2021
  • The New Turkish IP Law

    THE NEW TURKISH IP LAW IN THE ASPECT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS EXTENDING TURKEY 29 April, 2016 Long-awaited Draft Law has finally been launched by the Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) for the public consultation, the given term of which was ended last month.The first notable change in the draft is that it is bringing all Decree

    24 April 2021
  • Efor IP attended to the 2018 AIPPI World Congress

    Efor IP delegates attended to the 2018 AIPPI World Congress. The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, AIPPI, works for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property. World Congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property is organized

    24 April 2021
  • Efor IP Attended to the INTA Annual Meeting

    Efor IP Law delegates have attended to the INTA Annual Meeting 2018. 140th INTA Annual Meeting  – world’s largest and most widely-attended trademark event –  was held in Seattle, USA, from 19-23 May 2018.  Founder Partners Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS have represented the Efor Intellectual Property Law Firm at INTA Annual Meeting. INTA Annual Meeting 2018

    24 April 2021
  • Efor Patent at 2017 AIPPI World Congress

    Efor Patent’s delegates to attended the 2017 AIPPI World Congress. Founder Partners Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the Efor Patent & IP Law Firm at the AIPPI World Congress 2017, at the Darling Harbour Theatre at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) from 13-17 October 2016. The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual

    24 April 2021
  • Efor Intellectual Property at Annual Meeting of INTA 2017

    Efor IP delegates attended the INTA 139th Annual Meeting 2017. Founder Partners Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the Efor Intellectual Property Law Firm at the INTA 139th Annual Meeting, at the Barcelona, from 20-24 May 2017. INTA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest and most widely-attended trademark event. With the increasing importance of brands to

    24 April 2021
  • Efor IP Attended to the 2017 LESI Annual Conference

    Efor Patent’s delegates attended to the 2017 LESI Annual Conference. Founder Partners Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the Efor Patent & IP Law Firm at the LESI Annual Conference 2017, at the Novotel Tour Eiffel, Paris, France , from 23 – 26 April, 2017 LESI 2017, International Annual Conference of the Licensing Executives Society

    24 April 2021
  • Efor Patent at Annual Meeting of INTA 2016

    Efor Patent’s delegates attended to the INTA 138th Annual Meeting 2016.   Founder Partners of the Efor Patent Law Firm and Registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the firm at the INTA 138th Annual Meeting, at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, FL from 21-25 May 2016. INTA

    24 April 2021
  • Efor IP Attended to the 2016 AIPPI World Congress

    Efor Patent’s delegates attended to the 2016 AIPPI World Congress. Founder Partners of the Efor Patent Law Firm and Registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the firm at the AIPPI World Congress 2016, at the MiCo Exhibition & Conference Centre, Milan, Italy from 16-20 September 2016 The International Association for the Protection

    24 April 2021
  • Efor Patent at LESI Annual Conference 2016

    Efor Patent’s delegates attended to the 2016 LESI Annual Conference.   Founder Partners of the Efor Patent Law Firm and Registered Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys Sibel GUMUS and Savas GUMUS represented the firm at the LESI Annual Conference 2016, at the China World Hotel in Beijing, China from May 15-18, 2016   LESI 2016, International Annual

    24 April 2021
  • Limits of the Scope of Rights Conferred by a Patent in Turkey

    Limits of the Scope of Rights Conferred by a Patent in Turkey   Innovations and inventions in the field of industry are the main factors of economical growth and productivity. “Invention” concept forms the basis of the patent law. Not to limit this concept, it has not been described efficiently in the Patent Decree Law

    24 April 2021
  • EPO and Google Remove Language Barriers From Patent Documentation

    EPO and Google Remove Language Barriers From Patent Documentation In the mayor step to improve access to patent documents in multiple languages the EPO launched a new machine translation service, called Patent Translate, on the EPO’s website. Ther service uses Google’s Translate technology and enables translation from and to English for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and

    24 April 2021
  • Shifting Geography of Innovation

    Shifting Geography of Innovation Throughout history, the face of innovation – the “who”, the “how” and the “what for” – has continuously changed. Understanding these changes is important to ensure a favorable policy environment. Studies estimate estimate that in high-income countries, innovation – the act of creating new products or processes – accounts for as much as

    24 April 2021
  • AIPPI World Congress

    Efor IP Law delegates attended to the AIPPI World Congress 2019 AIPPI – The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property works for the development, expansion, and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property. World Congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

    29 June 2020
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