Modification of the Turkish Trademark Law

Most relevant aspects:

  • Trademark renewal expiry date on calendar day instead of last day of the month.
  • Two years of grace period to renew a trademark after the renewal expiration date.
  • Acceptance of letters of consent
  • In opposition proceedings, the possibility of requesting proof of use of trademarks registered for more than five years.
  • Invalidity procedures for non-use against a trademark registration will be judged before the Turkish Trademark Office starting on the year 2024.