THE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE SUSPENTION OF TIME BY THE TURKISH PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

30 March 2020

The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office announced that article 1 of the Law numbered 7276 on the Amendments to Certain Laws published on the Official Gazette numbered 31080, dated  on 26.03.2020 (Bis 1) covers the time stipulated under the Industrial Property Law numbered 6769. According to the statement, all time has been suspended as starting from 13 March 2020.

In this context, the right holders will be retrospectively granted the right to make transactions for those which have been made between 13.03.2020 and 30.04.2020, and have not been completed.

You can read the text of the announcement (in Turkish) here.

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Zumbul Attorneys-at-Law

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