Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish intellectual property law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish IP litigation lawyers help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights; patents, trademarks, design patents, and copyrights in Turkey. Our Litigation section today carries on the traditions of over 25 years of courtroom practice, representing clients in a broad range of commercial and IP lawsuits including; trademark appeals, opposition, patent cancellation, and trademark cancellation, renewals, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
Our Turkish intellectual property 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 law, and utility model applications, appeals and oppositions as well.
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.
Trademark Cancellation Grounds in Turkey
Trademark 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.
Turkish Patent Litigation
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.
Apart from trademark 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.
Turkish IP Litigation Lawyers
Akkas & Associates takes a professional yet down-to-earth approach to the practice of law. We understand that, for commercial clients, sound legal decisions must make good business sense and be in line with corporate moral philosophies. We employ this approach through every step of the litigation process, from pre-suit diligence, to pre-trial discovery and on through trial and appeals. Without sacrificing aggressive advocacy, we pride ourselves in finding a balance between asserting rights and reducing liability exposure.
We believe our positive track record and the high satisfaction of our clients speak for themselves, and we welcome the opportunity to service your litigation needs. The application of available technology to provide cost-effective litigation services to our clients is a priority at Akkas & Associates.
Reach our Turkish IP Litigation 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 IP law practice, our firm is now one of the leading Turkish IP Litigation law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish IP litigation lawyers through our Contact page.