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Design Patent Law

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Akkas & Associates is a globally recognized Turkish law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our design patent lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our design patent lawyers also represent our clients in other IP law issues including; IP counseling, patent transactions, licensing, assignment, franchising, patent due diligence, patent infringement analysis, IP litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting. Our attorneys also represent our clients before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for patent, trademark, design patent, and utility model applications, appeals and oppositions as well.

Akkas & Associates Turkish Law Firm’s client representation ranges from single inventors to large companies, our goal for each client is always the same: to guide our client through the maze of regulations and procedures involved in obtaining a design patent so as to secure a design patent commensurate with the goals and business strategy of the client. In this regard, our attorneys assist clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that serve specific business objectives so as to yield clear strategic returns. In many cases, this means seeking the broadest claims to which an invention is entitled so as to foreclose competitors from market share. In other cases, this may involve the filing of defensive patents to ensure that a client can operate in a space uninhibited by their competitors. As corporate initiatives are increasingly driven by intellectual property, the quality of patent and designs patent prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.

Design Patent Law, Turkish Law Firm Istanbul, Turkey

Design Patent Law

Akkas & Associates attorneys' expertise affords our clients the fullest range of design patent prosecution services and capability to render such advice:

  • Preparation and filing of design patent applications
  • Comprehensive prosecution services in Turkish for utility and design patents
  • Coordination of patent prosecution in foreign countries and regions
  • Counseling on "shop rights"
  • Prosecuting interference contests to resolve priority in invention
  • Design patent appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the Turkish Patent Institute
  • Rendering legal opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of design patents
  • Rendering legal opinions on patentability, right-to-use, validity, enforceability, and infringement
  • Design patent infringement litigation in Turkish courts
  • Design patent appeals in the Turkish Supreme Court

To permit our clients to build a patent portfolio that is integrated with their business strategies, we seek early on to understand the strategic goals of each client. We also counsel our clients on how to best build a portfolio that maximizes both core technologies and non-core technologies. Likewise, we counsel clients on processes and procedures for identifying potentially patentable technology and prioritizing inventions based on the strategic goals.

We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees—inventors, engineers—understand the patent process and follow policies and guidelines that protect against inadvertent loss of rights in an invention. In this regard, we routinely conduct industry and in-house seminars on the patentability process, including procedures on documenting conception of an invention, limitations on public written disclosures of the invention (such as in marketing materials or research papers), use of diligence in pursing an invention, and the disclosure requirements necessary to ensure that any issued patent is as defensible as possible.

The firm provides design patent prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical and business areas, in almost every industry, and in both the retail and commercial markets.

Reach our Design Patent Lawyers

Since its foundation in 1992, Akkas & Associates Turkish Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized design patent law practice, our firm is now one of the leading law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our design patent lawyers by email to info@akkaslaw.com or through our Contact page.

A long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey