Member of PCT


Can priority be claimed


Novelty requirement

Absolute novelty is required. 

Patent search

It is possible for granted and published inventions in the Official Gazette to be searched by subject matter, patentee name, title, and international classification.

Does the invention specification have to be translated for filing

English, French and German but should be succeeded by Turkish translation within 3 months. 

Required Documents
  1. A simply signed Power of Attorney. 
  2. Specification, claims and abstract (in about 100 words) in Turkish. One copy in English, French or German is needed for translation purposes. 
  3. Formal drawings, if any, (3 sets). 
  4. The particulars of the corresponding foreign application. 
  5. A certified copy of the basic application as filed along with its translation, if priority rights are to be claimed. 
  6. A Deed of Assignment (or proof of assignment) from the investors to the applicant. 

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. 

Patent Working/Compulsory License

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. 

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