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Author: Gamze C. Bakır

What do Intellectual & Industrial Property Rights Include?

Recorded intellectual creations in the field of science, art, film, literature materialized in a unique expression style by its owner, Rights associated with the abovementioned creations (producer, TV-Radio, performer artist rights), Databases, compilations, and computer programs, Trademarks, designs, Patents, utility models, Geographical indications, plant varieties,

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What are the Benefits of PCT in International Patent Applications?

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) allows nationals and residents in a PCT contracting state to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in the 153 PCT contracting states by filing just one application instead of filing in each country where

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April 26 World Intellectual Property Day

Today is the World Intellectual Property Day! The event, giving meaning to our industry, was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and designs affect daily life and to celebrate creativity and the contribution

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Belarus Joins the Hague System

On April 19, 2021, the Government of Belarus deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO Director General Daren Tang. Belarus becomes the 66th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 75th member of the Hague Union. The accession brings the total

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Joins the Madrid System

On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making it the 108th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 124 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic

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What is the Function of Brand?

According to Article 4 of the Turkish Industrial Property Law No. 6769, ‘Trademarks may consist of any signs like words, including personal names, figures, colors, letters, numbers, sounds, and the shape of goods or their packaging, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the