What is a Trademark?

A trademark is a right that enables the goods or services of an enterprise to be distinguished from the goods and services of other enterprises. On the condition that the subject of the protection provided to the right owner is clearly and precisely shown in the registrations of the trade registry, the trademark can consist of all kinds of signs, including words, figures, colors, letters, numbers, sounds, personal names, and the shape of the goods or their packaging. 

The Importance of Trademark Registration

Trademarks are among intellectual property rights and their critical importance makes them indispensable for firms. Thanks to trademarks, it is so easy to understand which goods or services belong to which entity anywhere in the world so that the reputation management is secured. The importance of branding, one of the most important elements of commercial life, is increasing day by day all over the world. It is important for individuals to register their trademarks in order to benefit from the protection provided within the scope of Industrial Property Law.

Our Experience in Trademark Law

Bozoğlu İzgi offers a broad range of services in the field of trademarks as well as the other areas of intellectual property law. It offers consultancy services to many well-known national and international companies with its experience gained as a result of being active in this field for many years. The customized and high-quality services it provides in all the processes followed ensure that it is a preferred law firm in the field of trademarks as in other areas of practice.

Our Experience in the Field of Trademark Law

In addition to providing consultancy services in the field of trademark law, Bozoğlu İzgi also provides services in legal and criminal lawsuits related to trademark law. In this context, trademark invalidity cases, annulment cases and unfair competition cases are just the few of lawsuits carried out by Bozoğlu – İzgi.

Accordingly, thanks to its vast knowledge in the intellectual property law, Bozoğlu İzgi represents its clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office as well as courts.

Services in the trademark area include analyses of trademarks chosen by its clients, follow-up of trademark application processes, objecting to trademark applications, execution of agreements such as license, co-existence or assignment for trademark rights and participation in negotiations.

In particular, extensive legal services below are offered to national and international clients in the trademark area:

  • Trademark research,
  • Risk assessment about trademark operations,
  • Opinion as to whether the trademark may be registered,
  • Trademark registration application and follow-up,
  • Opposition to trademark publication,
  • Drafting dissenting opinion petitions in opposition to trademark publications,
  • Opposing to Turkish Patent and Trademark Agency decisions,
  • Legal acts related to trademark (such as licenses, transfers),
  • Trademark renewal,
  • Application for well-known trademarks,
  • Trademark cancellation litigations,
  • Litigations on account of infringement of trademark rights.