Design Registration

The main legislation pertaining to the protection and registration of Industrial Designs in Turkey is Decree-Law No. 554 which is in force as from June 27, 1995. Classification system globalized as similar to the legislation and the industrial designs begin to be classified under International Classification of Locarno. With the new legislation, industrial designs are only being examined formally regardless of examination on novelty. Unless an opposition/objection arises during the period of publication, industrial designs are registered


Design Search in Turkey


Please Contact Us   for a search by the name of applicant among all the industrial designs in the Turkish Patent Institute’s database and get extensive information about the registrability of your industrial design in Turkey regarding the registration criteria.



Design Registration in Turkey


An industrial design application in Turkey is filed by your Turkish IP Attorney upon receipt of the Required Documents. Application form to be filed to the Turkish Patent Institute will reflect the necessary particulars you have provided.


Once a design application is filed, the TPI accepts the application and publishes it for possible oppositions. Natural or legal persons may oppose to the registration of a design application within six months of the publication of the design in the Official Industrial Designs Bulletin as far as the novelty and the individual character of the said design(s) are concerned.


If no opposition is filed during publication, an official notification regarding the registration decision of the Turkish Patent Institute is received and the industrial design registration certificate is issued which is to be checked and forwarded to you immediately upon receipt from the Turkish Patent Institute and protection survives five years as from the filing date.


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Design Renewal in Turkey


The protection of a registered design in Turkey survives five years as from the filing date of the design application. 

A registered design in Turkey can be protected for a maximum term of 25 years on the condition that the extension fees are paid for consecutive periods of 5 years. An application for renewal in Turkey must be filed during the last 6 months preceding the expiration of the protection period. If an application is not filed within the above mentioned six month period, the industrial design may still be renewed within the 6 months following the expiration date, by paying a fine. 



Required Documents For Filing An Industrial Design Application

Name and address of the applicant;

-  Name and address of the inventor;

- Prints of the representations (preferably not exceeding 80 x 80 mm)

- The Power of Attorney, simply signed/executed by the applicant, notarization or legalization is not required (Legalization of the Power of Attorney is only required for actions such as voluntary cancellation, withdrawal, recordal of changes, or deletion of goods);


In case of claiming priority:


-  The certified copy of the priority application / registration including the priority date and number. (needs to be supplied with an English translation if the original is in another language)