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Anti-Counterfeiting

& Customs Protection

Anti-Counterfeiting

Geographical location and high trade volume of Turkey, counterfeit goods are, unfortunately, very common in Turkey. Due to the organized and elusive structure of the most counterfeiters, finding the actual source of the counterfeits requires specific expertise and the ability to work simultaneously with other attorneys in multiple locations.

The litigation team of Lumina IP has the necessary expertise, experience, and staff-force to protect our clients’ trademarks against counterfeiting efforts.

Services:

  • Preparation and analyze of anti-counterfeiting plans

  • Investigative works (incl. obtaining samples, receipts)

  • Preparing and filing for raid (search and seizure) orders from courts

  • Attending to raids to obtain counterfeit goods

  • Litigation of infringement arising from counterfeit goods

  • Negotiation of the settlement process (if required)

  • Ensuring the destruction of the goods

Customs Protection

Uniquely located at the crossroads between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Turkey has always been a transition point for all merchants.

 

This geographical gift unfortunately makes Turkey a hot spot for counterfeit products – be it the final location or a transition point. Turkey has 183 border points with customs offices and millions of products enter and exit through customs each day.

It is our job to ensure that our clients have the best customs protection for their IP rights. Due to the shorter deadlines to take action before customs, speed is the key for a solid protection. Our experienced litigation team has the know-how to communicate requirements for a solid customs protection to the clients and the ability to act swiftly in case of any notifications from the customs.

Services:

  • Filing and preparation of online customs applications

  • Conveying counterfeit notifications from customs offices to the clients with proper analysis

  • Visiting the customs office and obtaining samples/photos

  • Litigation of infringement arising from counterfeit goods

  • Negotiation of the settlement process (if required)

  • Ensuring the destruction of the goods