IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Turkey

Although the Turkish economy has experienced turbulence of late, there are signs of recovery on the horizon, with a new economic programme focused on strengthening innovation, among other things, unveiled for 2021. The local start-up scene is thriving and a large-scale technology complex has been set up in Istanbul to...

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Although the Turkish economy has experienced turbulence of late, there are signs of recovery on the horizon, with a new economic programme focused on strengthening innovation, among other things, unveiled for 2021. The local start-up scene is thriving and a large-scale technology complex has been set up in Istanbul to serve as a regional hub for innovative research – all of which has contributed to healthy patent filing numbers and furthered a sense of optimism among the IP community. On the contentious front, while constant changes in the judiciary and a lack of technical specialisation in the courts are causing some frustration, the past 12 months have also seen some legislative clarity. For instance, the Code on the Amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure and Some Other Laws entered into force in late 2020, which should have a positive impact on patent proceedings. One amendment allows judges to grant parties an additional two weeks in which to submit statements that challenge court expert reports, which significantly influence the outcome of a decision. In other news, a landmark ruling from the IP courts has broken new ground in the nationwide battle for the European Patent Convention (EPC) to be applied to patents in Turkey.

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