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One of the most significant changes from the New Turkish IP Code no. 6769 is that novelty is introduced as an ex officio examination criterion at the preliminary examination stage. In other words, since January 2017, the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office has been refusing design applications ex officio based on lack of novelty.
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