What is an international patent application?
The protection provided by a patent or utility model certificate obtained in Turkey is valid within the borders of the Republic of Turkey. In order for the invention in question to be protected in other countries, it is necessary to apply for patent or utility model certificate in the countries where protection is requested. There are 7 different systems for patent registration abroad. With systems enabling simultaneous application in many countries paper works significantly reduce by applying in one language and advantages of time and especially cost is created.
As ANADOLU PATENT, we provide the protection of your inventions by the registration service in the countries that you have established abroad, registered or not registered in the country, especially in the countries where you carry on EXPORT activities.
In the event that an application filed in Turkey can be filed within 12 months of the date of filing (priority) of application to other member countries of the Paris Convention and the right of priority is requested during this application, between the date of application in Turkey and the date of application to other countries, the applications made and patents that third parties will be granted for the same invention shall be deemed void.
It is a system that enables 152 countries are members including Turkey to make a patent application at the same time and receive a single application and a single search report until the country is selected. The application process is carried out by the World Industrial Property Rights Organization (WIPO), which is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
This system is an application system and no international patent document will be granting. Documentation is provided by national offices after the search report.
United Arab Emirates (AE), Antigua and Barbuda (AG), Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Angola (AO), Austria (AT), Australia (AU), Azerbaijan (AZ), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Barbados (BB), Belgium (BE), Burkina Faso (BF), Bulgaria (BG), Bahrain (BH), Benin (BJ), Brunei Darussalam (BN), Brazil (BR), Botswana (BW), Belarus (BY), Belize (BZ), Canada (CA), Central African Republic (CF), Congo (CG), Switzerland (CH), Côte d’Ivoire (CI), Chile (CL), Cameroon (CM), China (CN), Colombia (CO), Costa Rica (CR), Cuba (CU), Cyprus (CY), Czechia (CZ), Germany (DE), Djibouti (DJ), Denmark (DK), Dominica (DM), Dominican Republic (DO), Algeria (DZ), Ecuador (EC), Estonia (EE), Egypt (EG), Spain (ES), Finland (FI), France (FR), Gabon (GA), United Kingdom (GB), Grenada (GD), Georgia (GE), Ghana (GH), Gambia (GM), Guinea (GN), Equatorial Guinea (GQ), Greece (GR), Guatemala (GT), Guinea-Bissau (GW), Honduras (HN), Croatia (HR), Hungary (HU), Indonesia (ID), Ireland (IE), Israel (IL), India (IN), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (IR), Iceland (IS), Italy (IT), Jordan (JO), Japan (JP), Kenya (KE), Kyrgyzstan (KG), Cambodia (KH), Comoros (KM), Saint Kitts and Nevis (KN), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (KP), Republic of Korea (KR), Kuwait (KW), Kazakhstan (KZ), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LA), Saint Lucia (LC), Liechtenstein (LI), Sri Lanka (LK), Liberia (LR), Lesotho (LS), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Latvia (LV), Libya (LY), Morocco (MA), Monaco (MC), Republic of Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Madagascar (MG), The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK), Mali (ML), Mongolia (MN), Mauritania (MR), Malta (MT), Malawi (MW), Mexico (MX), Malaysia (MY), Mozambique (MZ), Namibia (NA), Niger (NE), Nigeria (NG), Nicaragua (NI), Netherlands (NL), Norway (NO), New Zealand (NZ), Oman (OM), Panama (PA), Peru (PE), Papua New Guinea (PG), Philippines (PH), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Qatar (QA), Romania (RO), Serbia (RS), Russian Federation (RU), Rwanda (RW), Saudi Arabia (SA), Seychelles (SC), Sudan (SD), Sweden (SE), Singapore (SG), Slovenia (SI), Slovakia (SK), Sierra Leone (SL), San Marino (SM), Senegal (SN), Sao Tome and Principe(ST), El Salvador (SV), Syrian Arab Republic (SY), Swaziland (SZ), Chad (TD), Togo (TG), Thailand (TH), Tajikistan (TJ), Turkmenistan (TM), Tunisia (TN), Turkey (TR), Trinidad and Tobago (TT), United Republic of Tanzania (TZ), Ukraine (UA), Uganda (UG), United States of America (US), Uzbekistan (UZ), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC), Viet Nam (VN), South Africa (ZA), Zambia (ZM), Zimbabwe (ZW)
For European Patent application, European Patent Certification is issued if deemed appropriate in line with the investigation report prepared after the investigation phase realized by EPO. Thereafter, the necessary procedures are taken to ensure the validity of the European patent in the designated countries.
Germany (DE), Albania (AL), Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Czech Rep. (CZ), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Cyprus (CY), Croatia (HR), Netherlands (NL), United Kingdom (GB), Ireland (IE), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), Switzerland (CH), Italy (IT), Iceland (IS), Latvia (LV), Lichtenstein (LI), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Hungary (HU), Macedonia (MK), Malta (MT), Monaco (MC), Norway (NO), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), San Marino (SM), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Turkey (TR), Greece (GR)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Montenegro (ME)
Morocco (MA), Moldova (MD)
Eurasian Patent Organization – EAPO is a regional system and is valid in the countries of the former USSR.
Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Armenia (AM), Kazakhstan (KZ), Kyrgyzstan (KG), Moldova (MD), Russian Fed. (RU), Tajikistan (TJ), Turkmenistan (TM)
The Gulf Cooperation Council – GCC is a system that includes members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Patent application procedures are carried out before the Council.
Bahrain (BH), United Arab Emirates (AE), Qatar (QA), Kuwait (KW), Saudi Arabia (SA), Oman Sultanate (OM)
Benin (BJ), Burkina Faso (BF), Chad (TD), Equatorial Guinea (GQ), Ivory Coast (CI), Gabon (GA), Guinea (GN), Guinea-Bissau (GW), Cameroon (CM), Comoros (KM), Congo (CG), Mali (ML), Mauritania (MR), Niger (NE), Central African Republic (CF), Senegal (SN), Togo (TG)
Botswana (BW), Gambia (GM), Ghana (GH), Kenya (KE), Lesotho (LS), Liberia (LR), Malawi (MW), Mozambique (MZ), Namibia (NA), Rwanda (RW), Sierra Leone (SL), Sao Tome and Principe (ST), Somali (SO), Sudan (SD), Swaziland (SZ), Tanzania (TZ), Uganda (UG), Zambia (ZM), Zimbabwe (ZW)
Protection can only be achieved through registration.
It is advised to conduct a similarity search through data sources in the countries considered for application to minimize risks before the application is made. The results will help the applicant to decide which system to use and the road map will be prepared according to the results.
Documents* required by Anadolu Patent to file an international patent application:
- Applicant(s)’s name(s), nationality and address (es),
- Inventor(s)’s name(s), nationality and address (es),
- Title of invention,
- Full text specification including description, claims, and abstract in original language or in English; and drawings (if any),
- Home certificates or registration number if available,
- Priority certificate (if applicable),
- Power of Attorney
* The required documents may vary according to the jurisdiction. The list of documents will become clear when we receive the information of the requesting countries.
The most important point in the appeal process is the appeal petitions prepared by combining the acquired experience and legal resources together with the evidence documents proving the rights of ownership.
Utility model applications are protected for 10 years from the date of application. It is possible to maintain the utility model every year, provided that annuity fees are paid.
*Utility model application is valid only in some jurisdictions.
Notarized contracts must be submitted for transfer and licensing transactions.