IP News Abroad
Turkey is preparing for some up and coming changes that they’re going to be making to their IP law. These new laws are for the people that own these rights, looking to make them stronger and better at protecting the overall well-being of the owners, without having to worry about further issues that might come from not owning partial rights to the patent, framework or other Intellectual Property that they currently hold some degree over.
What Does This Law Cover?
They’re going to be making changes to many of the larger areas throughout the draft, including the protection of industrial designs, patents, geographical indications and trademarks throughout the area. These rights are going to be changed out and then added too, as well as some of the information removed from the entire law as a whole.
This stronger patent framework is going to change the way that owners are able to hold onto their property rights, unless they do not say or do anything to keep them, providing them with even more coverage than they currently have. The seven-year patent system is going to be abolished to make way for additional new laws and rules that will govern the patent system throughout the country, while also preparing nearby countries for the same changes.
Utility model certificates are also something that is not going to be handed out anymore, which means a bigger change for those that are going to be doing many different processes within this field. The draft is going to propose these changes for inventions within the biotechnical field, chemical processes field, pharmaceutical company and any products or processes obtained by any of these industries. Any of these items will not be able to be granted permissions through IP laws. This might mean a major change for many of these companies that brand and sell their products throughout the world.
The system is supposed to provide additional protection to the owners of these items, but without having to worry about further protection rights that would have to be placed on these items, even those that are virtual, without any substance. Additional charges, fees and other payments will have to be made to ensure that the protection remains the person’s specific property, but the biggest challenge is to change the draft that is going to propose that this is able to be done on the existing laws.