TYPES OF PROTECTION AVAILABLE FOR INVENTIONS

TYPES OF PROTECTION AVAILABLE FOR INVENTIONS

Turkish Patent Law provides that Utility Model applications are granted for inventions provided that they are new and are susceptible of industrial application. Inventive step is not a requisite for obtaining a utility model certificate. Utility model protection cannot be obtained for processes, products obtained by such processes or chemical products. In Turkey; a utility model certificate provides a protection for ten years. Turkish Patent Law provides that Patents are granted for inventions provided that they are new, inventive and are susceptible of industrial application.