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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)


How to protect your IP rights in Türkiye?

Türkiye is a signatory to:

  • The Paris Convention – which means that someone from another signatory state can apply for a patent or trade mark and expect the same rights as a national rights holder. Please click.
  • The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs (Geneva Act.) Please click.
  • The Madrid Protocol which allows the owner of an application for or a registration of a trade mark and which is an entity in any of the other members of the Protocol a simple means of applying for registration of the trademark in Türkiye. This is an alternative route for applying for registration of a trade mark in Türkiye. Please click.
  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty – which allows someone to obtain a set of patent applications, in different countries, through a single application. Please click.
  • The Rome Convention – which extends copyright protection to performers, producers of phonograms and broadcasting organizations.
  • The UPOV Convention – which lays down a harmonized system for plant breeders’ rights. Please click.
  • The Berne Convention – which ensures that parties to the convention, give equal recognition to copyright holders from other convention member states. Please click.
  • the TRIPS Agreement and a member of World Trade Organization (WTO). Please click.


Türkiye is also a contracting State of the European Patent Convention. Please click.

For more infomation on "How to apply for trademark protection in Türkiye?" please click.

Türkiye's Legal Framework:

A range of criminal, civil and administrative laws are in place to support IP rights holders.


For more information about Turkish Patent Institute please click.

For more information regarding the implementing rules/regulations please click.

For trademark/patent attorney search in any city of Türkiye please click.


European IP Helpdesk

For European IP Helpdesk Page please click.

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Universities having Technology Transfer Offices

Universities also have several entities, like Technology Transfer Offices (TTO), for protecting the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of researchers. IPR, Commercialization, University-Industry collaboration activities are the main tasks of TTOs. Please check the TTOs available in Türkiye via the link Career Development.