Trademarks: use them or lose them

27-04-2017

Işık Özdoğan and Ezgi Baklacı

Reforms to Turkey’s IP regime have expanded the circumstances in which a party can demand that a trademark owner prove use of a disputed mark. Until now, trademark owners could launch oppositions or lawsuits without having to consider addressing a non-use counter-claim. Therefore, trademark owners should now be more careful than ever in Turkey when challenging trademarks or infringing use.


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