Akkas & Associates Law Firm is one of the most-active IP litigation law firms in Turkey in all aspects of intellectual property litigation.  Our intellectual property litigators have been involved in many of the cases that have defined the scope of intellectual property rights. Our Litigation section today carries on the traditions of over 28 years of courtroom practice, representing clients in a broad range of commercial and IP lawsuits including Patent Cancellation Lawyers in Turkey.

Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish patent law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish patent lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. The skills and backgrounds of Akkas & Associates patent attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in IP law practice area. Our IP attorneys are licensed to practice before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. Their technical expertise is balanced with considerable litigation and business experience.

Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, protection such as ip litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in TurkeyEuropean Patent validationpatent annuities in Turkey.

IP Litigation is the strength of our practice and foundation for the firm’s success. Winning an IP case is the product of experience and the execution of a skillful, balanced strategy. In IP litigation, Akkas & Associates capitalizes on its attorneys’ experience in having filed and prosecuted hundreds of trademark, patent, and copyright applications. Our teams of IP attorneys and trial lawyers have litigated all types of intellectual property matters in Turkish IP courts and the Supreme Court.

Patent Cancellation Lawyers in Turkey

Turkish Patent Cancellation Law Suits

Akkas & Associates handles patent registration, opposition against a patent application, and patent infringement law suits for a wide range of companies. We draw on our significant experience and blend it with a realistic understanding of the business environment so as to wisely, but practically, apply the law to meet clients’ patent needs to yield commercially viable solutions. Further, we manage our patent practice with a team of skilled lawyers and legal assistants in order to provide our clients with customized, client-focused services that are prompt, proactive, and value-added.

Patent cancellation law suits have several grounds. However, these cases are usually filed for reasons of prior usage or registration. Except for the reason of non-usage, the burden of proof is always on the plaintiff. The disclosure of evidence covering prior usage also becomes important before filing the lawsuit.

The partial or total invalidity of a registered IP right may be requested from the Civil IP Courts or other civil courts of the first instance where specialized courts have not yet been established. The competent court for these cases is that of the domicile of the defendant who is the owner of the registered IP right in question.

Patent Cancellation Litigation

Apart from patent conflicts, cancellation cases mostly stand on the lack of novelty in patents and designs. The disclosure and evaluation of evidence by specialized attorneys who have a technical background in related matters is the leading fact in such actions. Evidence must be very strong in order to prove that the design and/or patent do not meet the protection requirements of novelty, individual character, inventive level and industrial applicability, among others.

Some established decisions of the Supreme Court are also being criticized. One of the most highlighted decisions concerns the recognition of the use of a registered IP right as legal and the prevention of the claim of unfair competition and compensation until the invalidation. This means that someone who registered an IP right without an examination, and somehow without objection, will have the right of usage until the end of the cancellation case, which may last for three years, including an appeal period. As this causes an unfair situation for unregistered right owners against bad faith registrars, the Supreme Court’s point of view is being widely criticized by practitioners, who say that these decisions are encouraging bad faith registrations.

Turkish Patent Law Services

Akkas & Associates Turkish Patent Lawyers’ expertise affords our clients the fullest range of patent prosecution services and capability to render such advice:

  • Preparation and filing of provisional and non-provisional patent applications
  • Comprehensive patent prosecution services in Turkey for patents
  • Prosecution of international patent applications under the PCT
  • Coordination of patent prosecution in foreign countries and regions
  • Counseling on “shop rights”
  • Prosecuting interference contests to resolve priority in invention
  • Patent appeals to the Turkish Patent Institute
  • Filing and opposing reissue and reexamination applications
  • Rendering legal opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of patents
  • Rendering legal opinions on patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement
  • Patent infringement litigation in Turkish courts
  • Patent appeals in the Turkish Supreme Court
  • Patent portfolio audits, counseling, and management

Patent Law Services in Turkey

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 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, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.

Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, protection such as ip litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing. Our attorneys also represent our clients in PCT national phase entries in TurkeyEuropean Patent validationpatent annuities in Turkey.

Turkish Patent Application Services

While Akkas & Associates’ 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 patent so as to secure a 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 prosecution advice rendered to a client can have enormous financial consequences.

Turkish Patent Application Lawyers

We also work with our clients to ensure they and their employees, inventors, engineers understand the patent processand 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.

One critical component to developing a patent portfolio with the greatest possible value to a particular client is to monitor the direction of research and types of patents that are being filed. All too often, companies expend resources pursuing non-core technology that does not fit into any identified strategy of the company.

In another regard, we assist our clients in assessing possible commercial return on investment in the inventions for which patents are sought. Owners of intellectual property rights must insure that they do not fall into the trend of expending a significant amount of resources that only yield incremental increase in the owner’s patent portfolio.

The firm provides 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, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical technology, manufacturing, financial services, computers, and telecommunications.

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Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s intellectual property law. Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients’ complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our law firm is now one of the leading Patent law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish Patent Cancellation Lawyers in Turkey through our Contact page.