Patent search is the first step recommended to evaluate the criteria of innovation, inventive step and industrial applicability criteria.
The criteria provided by the inventor are compared with inventions published worldwide and the results are reported.
Documents required by Anadolu Patent
to file a patent/utility model application in Turkey:
- 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)
- Power of Attorney (not legalized)
You may find sample documents in Document Library page.
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.
Patents registered by TÜRKPATENT are protected for 20 years from the date of application. It is possible to maintain the patent right every year, provided that the annual registration fees are paid.
Utility model applications registered by TURKPATENT are protected for 10 years from the date of application. It is possible to maintain the utility model every year, provided that annual registration fees are paid.
Patent and utility model annual registration applications start 6 months before the end of protection and end on the day the protection ends.An annual registration may be requested within 6 months of the end of term, provided that the annual registration fee is payable at an additional fee.Patent and utility model applications for which an annual record registration request has not been submitted within six months from the end of the protection period become invalid.
In order not to face a problem with respect to the protection of your patent rights, registration of patent owner’s title and address changes, patent transfer, licensing, merger, division or inheritance changes in the title of the patent and the transactions such as attachment and pledge must be registered with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Agency.
Notarized contracts must be submitted for transfer and licensing transactions.
The International Patent Classification (IPC) system has been established in order to classify patent documents in one and the same way to prevent the confusion that may arise from the use of different national patent classification systems. IPC is a hierarchical system consisting of departments, classes, subclasses and groups (main group and subgroup).The 8th edition of IPC contains approximately 70,000 groups under 8 sections identified by one of the capital letters from A to H in the current edition.