Absolute novelty is required.
It is possible for granted and published inventions in the Official Gazette to be searched by subject matter, patentee name, title, and international classification.
English, French and German but should be succeeded by Turkish translation within 3 months.
For PCT applications entering the national phase in Turkey, a copy of the PCT application and the examination report must be submitted with the application.
The term of protection is 20 years from the filing date.
A patent has to be worked. If the patent is not being fully exploited by the patentee within 3 years following the publication date of the patent, then the patent will be subject to compulsory licensing under the provisions of the law
Annuities are to be paid during the final 3 months of each year of the protection period. However, late payment of the annuities with a surcharge is allowed within 6 months from the lapse of the annuity due date.