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Frequently Asked Questions (General – IP renewals in Turkey)

Do I need to be represented by a Turkish patent and/or trademark attorney for renewal filings in Turkey (Türkiye)?

Yes. The IP rights holders (natural or legal persons) who reside outside of Turkey must be represented by a Turkish patent and/or trademark attorney for all of their filings, including renewal filings, before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.


Will I be represented by a registered patent and/or trademark attorney for my instructions submitted through IPriver?


Yes. All your instructions will be filed with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office by a registered patent and trademark attorney, i.e., Mr. Dogukan Berk Aksoy from Aksoy IP, a full-service IP agency and law firm based in Ankara, Turkey.


Can you share your fee schedules for the renewal of IP rights in Turkey?

You can access our fees schedules as follows:

Our fee schedules include service fees, official fees, taxes, and bank expenses. There will be no additional charges or hidden costs.


If I accept your quote, how can I pay the total fee?

As with any e-commerce website, you will be able to pay the total fee through our website online. You will be directed to a secure payment page at the last step of our instruction forms. You will be able to pay the total fee easily and securely using your debit or credit cards with MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, and/or VisaElectron logos (also with your JCB / Discover / Diners / Unionpay / China T-Union / Rupay / Instapayment / Dankort / MIR / Utap cards).


Will you collect my debit/credit card details?

No. We neither collect nor store your debit/credit card details (i.e., card number, expiry date, and security code). Your payment is securely processed through our online payment service provider. For further details about your data privacy, please visit our privacy notice.


Do you need a power of attorney for a renewal application of an IP right in Turkey?

No. The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office does not request a power of attorney for the filings, not even a scanned pdf copy of a power of attorney.


We would only need power of attorney for partial renewals of trademarks and multiple designs. For partial renewals, please contact us at support@ip-river.com and we will provide our power of attorney which would only need to be signed and scanned.


Do you need any additional documents or information?

No. All we need is the application or registration number of the relevant trademark, design, patent, or utility model. We collect all necessary information, including the application/registration number through the forms you file on IPriver.


Will you send us a physical copy of the filing documents?

No. The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office no longer issues physical copies. All official documents are issued in electronically signed pdf format and in Turkish. We will immediately forward this to you with English explanations.


When can I expect to receive the pdf copies of the filing document and renewal certificates?

Upon your instruction through IPriver, we will file your instructions through the online filing system of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office within one business day and provide you with the official filing document within the same day.


The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office will issue renewal certificates for trademarks and designs, usually within a couple of weeks. We will also share the respective certificates as soon as we have received them. The certificates are also issued in electronically signed pdf format and in Turkish.


The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office will not issue a confirmation document or a new certificate for the payment of the annuities (i.e., annual fees, maintenance fees, or renewal fees) of patents or utility models. The official filing document that we share with you upon our filing for the payment of the annuities will provide evidence of renewal of the respective patents or utility models.


When can I expect to receive my invoice?

We will share our official invoice within a week upon receipt of your payment.


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