Designs

Novelty and individual character are key to understand and to achieve solid design protection. Experienced in both the prosecution and litigation side of design disputes, we are more than well-equipped to assist our clients to either obtain a meaningful, valid, and actually protectable design registration or thwart any legal claims arising from designs they face.

 

Services:

  • Filing and following up the registration phase of design applications

  • Protection of non-registered designs per to Article 55 of the Turkish IP Code and analyze of the non-registered protection status of any particular design

  • Novelty/individual character searches and analyzes

  • Monitoring of competitors’ design applications

  • Preparation of contracts for design prosecution (such as assignments, licenses, and so on.)

  • Filing for recordal changes (changes in names, address, and corporate structures as well as mergers, assignments, and withdrawals)

  • Renewals service (including monitoring the renewal status and duly notifying the design owners)

  • Oppositions against third-party applications. They are constructed from scratch for each specific case with the help of our litigation team’s expertise and include novelty/individual characteristic researches of the best investigative quality

  • Objections. Same as oppositions but they are aimed towards Turkish Patent and Trademarks Office decisions