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10-24-2017 (Newsletter Issue 18/17)
Turkey
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Updated Guidelines for Proof of Use in Opposition Proce...


On September 29, 2017, the Turkish PTO (TPTO) published an updated version of the guideline giving more detailed information about non-use as a defense practice.

In the updated guideline it is clearly indicated that the new practice aims to align the Turkish practice to the laws and practice of the EU where the same defense is stated in article 44 of EU Trademark Directive no 2015/2436 and article 42 in EU Community Trademark Regulation no 207/2009.

For further information, please check the article from our Country Index partner OFO VENTURA here

Source: OFO VENTURA, Turkey