NATIONAL LAW APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & TRANSLATIONS

NATIONAL LAW APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & TRANSLATIONS
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR A TURKISH PATENT APPLICATION

Art. 42 Decree Law 551 provides that a Turkish patent application should contain:
  • A petition indicating that a request for obtaining a Turkish patent is made,
  • A description of the invention,
  • Claim or claims to be defined as the subject-matter for which protection is sought,
  • Drawings referred to in description, claim or claims,
  • Abstract,
  • Receipt for payment of the filing fee.

FILING LANGUAGE OF A TURKISH PATENT APPLICATION AND TRANSLATION REQUIREMENT

The description and claims of a Turkish patent application may be filed with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office in English, French or German, i.e. in one of the three official languages of the European Patent Office as given in Art. 14(1) EPC.

The translation into Turkish can be filed in one month provided that a request for late filing of the Turkish translation is filed. The fee for late filing is to be paid within 7 days from the filing date in addition to the regular filing fee.

REQUESTING EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILING TRANSLATION

FIRST AND SECOND EXTENSIONS AND TIME LIMITS FOR ATTENDING TO THE PAYMENT OF RESPECTIVE FEES

If the Turkish tranlation cannot be prepared on time neither on filing nor within the additionnal one-month period the fee for which has been paid to the Turkish PTO within seven days from the filing date, a second request for obtaining a further three months extension can be requested provided that such request was filed before said first one-month period is expired. This fee for the second extension request should be simultaneously paid with the request. It is therefore not possible to obtain a three-month extension unless the first one-month extension was already requested within seven days from the date of filing and the fee for the second extension was paid in the first one-month extension. The second fee can also be paid directly on filing.

NON-OBSERVATION OF THE TIME LIMITS FOR FILING THE TRANSLATION

The Implementing Regulations under the Decree Law #511 pertaining to Patent Protection in Turkey (Reg. DL #551) Art. 5 provides that the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn in the event that the Turkish translation is not submitted within the time limits as specified above or the fees are not paid in due time.

FEE CODES

The fee codes for the first fee and for the second fees are respectively 01.01.10 and 01.01.11.