Where the applicant of the international registration receives a notification
of refusal, he or she has the same rights and remedies as if the application has
been filed directly in Turkey. In order to respond to such refusal, the
following issues should be considered:
- A response is due after two months from the date of receipt of the official
notification from WIPO. This period cannot be extended.
- Additional submission is not allowed after filing the response. Therefore, it
is strongly recommended that applicants be prepared for all arguments and
necessary documents beforehand.
- A Turkish patent or trademark attorney should be appointed.
- If the response is rejected, no appeal is available before the Turkish Patent
Institute and such rejection decision should be appealed by the IP Court.
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