Turkey

Types of protection

Patent of Invention: This is granted for any invention that is new and includes an inventive step with an industrial application. The term of the patent with examination is 20 years.

Non-examined patent: An applicant has the right to elect a patent without examination certificate after the completion of the search report without any patent examination. A patent without examination provides seven years of protection. A seven year patent can be converted to a term of 20 years after undergoing substantive examination.

Utility Model: Protects new inventions capable of industrial application. The requirements for acquiring a Utility Model are less stringent than for patents. There is no "inventive step" requirement. A Utility Model has a 10 year term of protection from the filing date.1

Convention and treaty membership

Turkey became of member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty in January 1996 and is a signatory of numerous treaties and conventions including, but not limited to the following:

  • Paris Convention
  • Budapest Treaty
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)2

International, National and Regional applications

For information regarding how to file international, regional or national patent applications in each country, we welcome you to contact us.

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1 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/578950/Intellectual_Property_in_Turkey.pdf

2 http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/profile.jsp?code=TR