INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PROCESS

Trademark

en-yurtdisiThe Madrid System (WIPO)

The Madrid system offers a trademark owner the possibility to have a trademark protected in several countries by simply filing one application and administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Madrid System is a one stop solution for registering and managing Marks worldwide.In addition to a single application for several countries, the system also provides lots of additional advantages to the trademark owner. It is possible to designate member countries subsequently or easily file any changes using a single step. Besides all of these advantages, the most important benefit of the system is its cost effectiveness
The Madrid Protocol (1989) entered into force in Turkey on January 1, 1999, and has been used effectively ever since by both local and foreign trademark owners.

Community Trademark (CTM)

The Community Trade Mark (CTM) system offers trademark owners the opportunity to protect a trademark in all the member states of the European Union (EU) with the filing of a single application. The countries/jurisdictions covered by a CTM registration are Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Applications for a CTM usually are made directly at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), in Alicante, Spain.The CTM application must be filed in one of the 23 languages of the EU.

African Intellecual Property Organization (OAPI)

The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle or OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization or AIPO) is an intellectual property organization, headquartered in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The organisation was created by Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977. The Bangui Agreement was subsequently amended in 1999.

Its 17 member states are mostly French-speaking countries. Members: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

National Application (via local agent)

Trademark applications are made by a local representative (agent) in a countries and a representative must be registered as a trademark agent at intellectual property office of a country.

Patent

European Patent Convention (EPC)

The European Patent Convention (EPC), also known as the Convention on the Grant of European Patents is a multilateral treaty instituting the European Patent Organisation and providing an autonomous legal system according to which European patents are granted. The term European patent is used to refer to patents granted under the European Patent Convention. However, a European patent is not a unitary right, but a group of essentially independent nationally-enforceable, nationally-revocable patents, subject to central revocation or narrowing as a group pursuant to two types of unified, post-grant procedures: a time-limited opposition procedure, which can be initiated by any person except the patent proprietor, and limitation and revocation procedures, which can be initiated by the patent proprietor only.

The EPC provides a legal framework for the granting of European patents, via a single, harmonised procedure before the European Patent Office. A single patent application, in one language, may be filed at the European Patent Office at Munich, at its branches at The Hagueor Berlinor at a national patent office of a Contracting State, if the national law of the State so permits.

Turkey entered into force to the European Patent Convention (EPC) at 01 November 2000

Patent Convention Treaty (PCT)

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international patent application, or PCT application.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilities public access to wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filling one international patent application under PCT, applicant can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in 148 countries throughout the world. The contracting states, the states which are parties to the PCT constitute the in International Patent Cooperation Union.
In 1995, Turkey became a member of The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

African Intellecual Property Organization (OAPI)

The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle or OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization or AIPO) is an intellectual property organization, headquartered in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The organisation was created by Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977. The Bangui Agreement was subsequently amended in 1999.

Its 17 member states are mostly French-speaking countries. Members: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

National Application (via local agent)

Trademark applications are made by a local representative (agent) in a countries and a representative must be registered as a trademark agent at intellectual property office of a country.

Industrial Design

The International Design System – Hague (WIPO)

The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 64 territories through filing one single international application submitted to WIPO and protection period is 5 years.

Design Registration via OHIM

Applications for a Design registration usually are made directly at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), in Alicante, Spain. The design application must be filed in one of the 23 languages of the EU.

National Application

The Design applications are made by a local representative (agent) in a countries and a representative must be registered as a trademark agent at intellectual property office of a country.