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TR - Türkİye
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
IPL: Law No 6769 of 10 January 2017 on Industrial Property
Law TPI: Law No 5000 for the Establishment and the Functions of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
List of currencies used in this document:
CHF (Swiss franc), EUR (Euro), TRY (Turkish Lira), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Rule 20.8(b), Rule 20.8(b-bis)
Refer to the full list.
PCT Rule 20.8(b-bis), The Offices (in their capacity as designated Offices) of the States listed in this table have notified the International Bureau (IB) that PCT Rules 20.5bis(a)(ii) and 20.5bis(d), are not compatible and/or cannot be considered to be compatible with the national law applied by the Office, or are deemed to have notified the IB of this incompatibility on the basis of a notification made under PCT Rule 20.8(b) that remains in effect.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Türkiye
Two-letter code:
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Name of Office:
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Location:
Hipodrom Caddesi No. 13
06560 Yenimahalle
Ankara
Türkiye
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(90-312) 303 10 00
Patent Dept.
(90-312) 303 11 82
E-mail:
contact@turkpatent.gov.tr
Facsimile:
(90-312) 303 11 73
(90-312) 303 12 20 (Patent Dept.)
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
No
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
provided that the delivery service is DHL
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
Yes, the Office is prepared to allow applicants to make international and national applications available to the WIPO DAS
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Law No. 6769 of 22 December 2016, on Industrial Property, Art. 124(9)
A resident of Türkiye must file an international application concerning a subject matter of significance for national security directly with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Yes
Filing restrictions apply to:
Applications by residents
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: TR
European patent: EP
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Patents of addition
Utility models
European:
Patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a national patent:
An international patent application designating Türkiye benefits from provisional protection as from the date on which a translation of the application as submitted by the applicant has been published by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent) or has been notified to the alleged infringer (Law No. 6769 of 22 December 2016, on Industrial Property, Art. 97(4) and (5)).
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a European patent:
A published European patent application designating Türkiye benefits from provisional protection as from the date on which a translation of the claims as submitted by the applicant has been published by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent) or has been notified to the alleged infringer (Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC) (as amended by Regulations No. 26883 of 22 May 2008, Art.8)).
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
For national protection
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
Must be in the request. If the data concerning the inventor are not in the request, they must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
Yes, refer to Annex L.
For a European patent
Refer to Annex B(EP)

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Türkiye
Language in which international applications may be filed:
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
If the language in which the international application is filed is not a language of publication and no translation is required for the purposes of international search (PCT Rule 12.3(a)), the applicant will have to furnish a translation of the application into English, French or German (PCT Rule 12.4(a))
English
French
German
Turkish
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
English
or the same language as the international application (French, German or Turkish)
or English and another filing language
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
French
German
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
For the relevant notifications by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 28 May 2015, pages 87 et seq. and 22 September 2022, pages 263 et seq.
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this must be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format.
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies the “due care” criterion to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
None
International filing fee:
1,330 CHF
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
15 CHF
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
200 CHF
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
300 CHF
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(TR)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
30 CHF
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
None
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Türkiye
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any natural or legal person registered to practice as a patent attorney before the Office
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.

Annex D - International Searching Authority

International Searching Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
IQ
Iraq - Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Search fee (PCT Rule 16):
1,713 CHF
1,775 EUR
32,210 TRY
1,875 USD
This fee is payable to the receiving Office in the currency or one of the currencies accepted by it.
Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2):
32,210 TRY
This fee is payable to the International Searching Authority and only in particular circumstances.
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international search report (PCT Rule 44.3):
per document 1.50 TRY
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per document 1.50 TRY
Protest fee (PCT Rule 40.2(e)):
1,000 TRY
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.1(c)):
200 TRY
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
Where the international application is withdrawn or is considered withdrawn, under PCT Article 14(1), (3) or (4), before the start of the international search:
refund of 100%
Where the Authority benefits from the results of an earlier search:
refund of 50%
Languages accepted for international search:
English
Turkish
Does the Authority accept informal comments on earlier search results where an international application claims priority from an earlier application already searched by this Authority?
No
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
The entire printable copy of the sequence listing and identifying data should be contained within one text file on a single CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD or DVD-R
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1 with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of Turkish patent law
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.

Annex SISA - International Searching Authority (Supplementary Search)

Fees payable to the International Bureau:
For further details on the payment of fees to the International Bureau, refer to the WIPO website at http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/special.html
Supplementary search fee (PCT Rule 45bis.3):
— for a full search
1,713 CHF
— for a search only on the documents in Turkish held in the search collection of the Authority
47 CHF
Supplementary search handling fee (PCT Rule 45bis.2):
200 CHF
Late payment fee (PCT Rule 45bis.4(c)):
100 CHF
Fees payable to the Authority:
Fee for copies of documents cited in the supplementary international search report (PCT Rule 45bis.7(c)):
per document 1.50 TRY
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per document 1.50 TRY
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rules 13ter.1(c) and 45bis.5(c)):
200 EUR
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the supplementary search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
The Authority shall refund this fee if, before it has started the supplementary international search in accordance with PCT Rule 45bis.5(a), the supplementary search request is considered not to have been submitted under PCT Rule 45bis.5(g):
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for supplementary international search:
English
Turkish
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1 with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of Turkish patent law
Scope of documentation included in the supplementary international search:
In addition to PCT minimum documentation, the Authority shall include at least the documents in Turkish held in its search collection
Limitations on supplementary international search:
The Authority shall notify the International Bureau if the demand for supplementary international search clearly exceeds the resources available and also when normal conditions have been reestablished
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
The entire printable copy of the sequence listing and identifying data should be contained within one text file on a single CD-ROM,
CD-R, DVD or DVD-R.
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing.

Annex E - International Preliminary Examining Authority

International Preliminary Examining Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
IQ
Iraq - Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 58):
1,000 TRY
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority.
Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3):
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority and only in particular circumstances.
1,000 TRY
Handling fee (PCT Rule 57.1):
200 CHF
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority. It is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international preliminary examination report (PCT Rule 71.2):
per document 1,50 TRY
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.2):
per document 1,50 TRY
Protest fee (PCT Rule 68.3(e)):
1,000 TRY
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.2):
200 TRY
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the preliminary examination fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
In the cases provided for under PCT Rule 58.3:
refund of 100%
If the international application or the demand is withdrawn before the start of the international preliminary examination:
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for international preliminary examination:
English
Turkish
Subject matter that will not be examined:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 67.1 with the exception of any subject matter examined under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of Turkish patent law
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where there is an unresolved dispute about who is the agent representing the applicant(s); or upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing

Annex L - Deposits of Microorganisms and Other Biological Material

Requirements of designated and elected Offices
Only Offices whose applicable national law contains provisions concerning the deposits of microorganisms and other biological material are listed in Annex L. Unless otherwise indicated, deposits may be made for the purposes of patent procedure before these Offices with any depositary institution having acquired the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.
For a list of these institutions refer to:
Notifications related thereto may be consulted under:
Further information concerning the requirements of international depository authorities under the Budapest Treaty is available at:
Time (if any) earlier than 16 months from priority date by which applicant must furnish:
— the indications prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii):
None
— any additional indications:
At the time of filing (must be in the description)
Additional indications (if any) which must be given besides those prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii) pursuant to notifications from the Office:
To the extent available to the applicant, relevant information on the characteristics of the microorganism
Additional information
Deposits may also be made for the purposes of patent procedure before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent) with any depositary institution specialized for that purpose.

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
33 months from the priority date provided the applicant pays the fee for requesting extension of time for entry into the national phase
Under PCT Article 22(1): 30 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(a): 30 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished within two months from the date of entry into the national phase
Turkish
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished within two months from the date of entry into the national phase
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, as amended only, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, only as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Must be paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1). However, the national fee may still be paid within three months from the date of entry into the national phase, provided that an additional fee is paid with the national fee within that period
Patents or utility models
Filing fee
— for patents
5,800 TRY
— for utility models
3,630 TRY
Fee for certificate of grant
1,050 TRY
Renewal fee for the 3rd year
— for patents
1,050 TRY
— for utility models
860 TRY
Reinstatement of rights
5,730 TRY
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Statement justifying the applicant’s right to file the application if the applicant is not the inventor 1
Statement justifying the applicant’s right to file the application if the applicant is not the owner of the priority right 1
Statement justifying the applicant’s right to file the application if the applicant is not the same as the international applicant
Any evidence concerning non-prejudicial disclosures or exceptions to lack of novelty, such as disclosures resulting from abuse, disclosures at certain exhibitions and disclosures by the applicant within a period of 12 months preceding the international filing date, or if priority is claimed, preceding the priority date
Where the person of the applicant has changed after entry into the national phase, a document of assignment and a power of attorney
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Türkiye
Who can act as agent?
Any natural or legal person registered to practice as a patent attorney before the Office
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies the “due care” criterion to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

TR.01 FORM FOR ENTERING THE NATIONAL PHASE
The Office has available a special form for entering the national phase (refer to Annex TR.II). This form should preferably (but need not) be used. The Office also has available a special form for entering the national phase which may be filed electronically using the Office’s Online Filing system (EPATS). The Office strongly recommends that applicants use EPATS. The form is available on the Office’s website at: https://epats.turkpatent.gov.tr/run/TP/EDEVLET/giris
TR.02 TRANSLATION (CORRECTION)
Errors in the translation of the international application can be corrected with reference to the text of the international application as filed (refer to National Phase, paragraphs 6.002 and 6.003).
TR.03 LANGUAGE OF PROCEEDINGS
The language of proceedings is Turkish.
TR.04 FEES (MANNER OF PAYMENT)
The manner of payment of the fees indicated in the Summary and in this chapter is indicated in Annex TR.I.
TR.05 POWER OF ATTORNEY
Where an agent is appointed, a power of attorney must be furnished. It may not be necessary to file a copy of the power of attorney unless under special circumstances. A model is given in Annex TR.III.
TR.06 FORMAL EXAMINATION
IPL Art. 95
The Office carries out an examination as to formal requirements. If the application contains formal defects, the Office invites the applicant to submit corrections and/or amendments.
TR.07 PUBLICATION
IPL Art. 97
The application is published in Turkish soon after the Turkish translation is filed.
TR.08 REQUEST FOR SEARCH
No special request for search need be filed and no search fee is required if an international search report has been established. If no international search report has been established, a special request for search must be filed, and the corresponding search fee must be paid. The amount of the search fee is indicated in Annex TR.I.
TR.09 REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION
IPL Art. 98
The applicant must request examination within three months from the date of the notification of the availability of the search report and pay the fee (refer to Annex TR.I) or the application shall be considered as withdrawn. The Office shall examine whether the patent application and the invention to which it relates meet the requirements of IP Law No. 6769. If this is not the case, the Office shall invite the applicant to file observations and to amend the application. However, such invitations will not be issued more than three times. If the applicant fails to reply in due time to any communication from the Office, the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn.
TR.10 DIVISIONAL APPLICATIONS
IPL Art. 91
Where the application lacks unity of invention, the applicant will be invited to file divisional applications which will benefit from the same filing date and any applicable priority date as the international application which entered the national phase.
TR.11 AMENDMENTS AND CORRECTIONS; TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 28, PCT Art. 41, IPL Art. 103
Amendments to the patent application may be made, provided that the subject matter of the patent application does not go beyond the disclosure of the application as filed. In the event of an opposition, the patent may be amended provided that the protection conferred by the patent shall not be extended, until a final decision regarding the opposition is made by the Office.
TR.12 ANNUAL FEES
IPL Art. 101(2)
Annual fees are due for the third year and each subsequent year. Annual fees are due on the anniversary of the international filing date. Annual fees not paid within the applicable time limit may still be paid within six months from the expiration of that time limit subject to the payment of a surcharge. If annual fees together with the surcharge for late payment are not paid within the specified period, the patent shall lapse. The patent may be restored upon request of the patent owner and payment of a recovery fee.
TR.13 REVIEW UNDER PCT ARTICLE 25
PCT Art. 25, PCT Rule 51, Law TPI Art. 10
The applicable procedure is outlined in paragraphs 6.018 to 6.021 of the National Phase.
TR.14 EXCUSE OF DELAYS IN MEETING TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 24(2), PCT Art. 48(2), PCT Rule 82bis
Reference is made to paragraphs 6.022 to 6.027 of the National Phase.
TR.15 RESTORATION OF THE RIGHT OF PRIORITY
PCT Rule 49ter.2
Where the international application was filed within two months from the end of the period for claiming priority of an earlier application, a request for restoration of the right of priority may be made to the Office in accordance with the national law (refer to National Phase, paragraphs 6.006 to 6.011). Such a request will be granted if the Office is satisfied that the failure to file the application within the 12-month priority period occurred in spite of due care required by the circumstances. The amount of the fee for restoration of the right of priority is indicated in Annex TR.I.
TR.16 REINSTATEMENT OF RIGHTS
PCT Rule 49.6, IPL Art. 107
If an applicant fails to observe a time limit set by the Office, he may request further processing of the patent application within two months from the communication concerning the failure to observe a time limit. An applicant for or proprietor of a patent who, in spite of all due care required by the circumstances having been taken, was unable to observe a time limit set by the Office shall have his rights re-established upon request if the non-observance of this time limit results in the refusal of the patent application, the application being considered withdrawn, the revocation of the patent according to article 99 or the loss of any other right. A request for re-establishment of rights shall be filed in writing. The prescribed fee shall be paid within two months of the removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit, but at the latest within one year of expiry of the unobserved time limit.
TR.17 PATENTS OF ADDITION
IPL Rule 86
In respect of patents of addition, the main patent application shall not be considered as the state of the art in the evaluation of inventive step.
TR.18 CONVERSION FROM PATENT TO UTILITY MODEL AND VICE VERSA
IPL Art. 104
An application for a patent may be converted into an application for a utility model and vice versa. For the applicable amount of the fee, refer to Annex TR.I.

Annexes

Annex TR.I - Fees
Patents
Filing fee
5,800 TRY
Fee for extension requested for the filing of the application
2,940 TRY
Fee for requesting extension of time
270 TRY
Fee for requesting search report
(i) Up to 10 applications for natural persons, up to 100 applications for universities
870 TRY
(ii) Applications which are not under the scope of (i)
1,780 TRY
Fee for requesting examination report:
(i) Up to 10 applications for natural persons, up to 100 applications for universities
870 TRY
(ii) Applications which are not under the scope of (i)
1,780 TRY
Fee for certificate of grant
1,050 TRY
According to Articles 98(7) and 143(10) of IP Law No. 6769, the payment of the fee for the certificate of grant is not required for the purpose of publication of the mention of the grant of the patent. After the publication of the mention of the grant of the patent, upon request and upon the payment of the fee for preparation of the patent/utility model certificate (grant fee), the patentee shall receive said certificate
Fee for converting a utility model application into a patent application
150 TRY
Fee for search report for converting a utility model application into a patent application
1,080 TRY
Publication fee for the Turkish translation of the claims of a European patent application
5,560 TRY
Publication fee for the Turkish translation of the specification of a European patent
8,910 TRY
Fee for extension of time for the publication of the Turkish translation of the specification of a European patent
5,040 TRY
Fee for further processing
1,440 TRY
Fee for re-establishment of rights
5,730 TRY
Fee for reinstatement of rights (PCT Rule 49.6)
9,990 TRY
Fee for restoration of the right of priority
5,730 TRY
Annual fees:
— for the 2nd year 2
1,030 TRY
— for the 3rd year 2
1,050 TRY
— for the 4th year
1,210 TRY
— for the 5th year
1,710 TRY
— for the 6th year
2,160 TRY
— for the 7th year
2,400 TRY
— for the 8th year
2,680 TRY
— for the 9th year
2,910 TRY
— for the 10th year
3,180 TRY
— for the 11th year
3,600 TRY
— for the 12th year
4,180 TRY
— for the 13th year
4,810 TRY
— for the 14th year
5,440 TRY
— for the 15th year
6,250 TRY
— for the 16th year
6,830 TRY
— for the 17th year
7,580 TRY
— for the 18th year
8,100 TRY
— for the 19th year
8,540 TRY
— for the 20th year
8,900 TRY
Surcharge for late payment of an annual fee
the annual fee to be paid
plus 1 TRY
Recovery fee for the payment of an annual fee
1.5 times the annual fee to be paid
Utility models
Filing fee
3,630 TRY
Fee for extension requested for the filing of the application
1,840 TRY
Fee for extension for the submission of the request for reinstatement
6,270 TRY
Fee for requesting extension of time
270 TRY
Fee for certificate of grant
1,050 TRY
According to Articles 98(7) and 143(10) of IP Law No. 6769, the payment of the fee for the certificate of grant is not required for the purpose of publication of the mention of the grant of the patent. After the publication of the mention of the grant of the patent, upon request and upon the payment of the fee for preparation of the patent/utility model certificate (grant fee), the patentee shall receive said certificate
Fee for converting a patent application into a utility model application
150 TRY
Fee for requesting search report for utility model application:
(i) Up to 10 applications for natural persons, up to 100 applications for universities
870 TRY
(ii) Applications which are not under the scope of (i)
1,780 TRY
Fee for search report for converting a patent application into a utility model application
1,080 TRY
Fee for further processing
1,440 TRY
Fee for re-establishment of rights
5,730 TRY
Annual fees:
— for the 2nd year
840 TRY
— for the 3rd year
860 TRY
— for the 4th year
990 TRY
— for the 5th year
1,340 TRY
— for the 6th year
1,680 TRY
— for the 7th year
1,870 TRY
— for the 8th year
2,030 TRY
— for the 9th year
2,220 TRY
— for the 10th year
2,430 TRY
Surcharge for late payment of an annual fee
Approximately 1.25 times the annual fee to be paid. For exact amount please refer to Office web page
Recovery fee for the payment of an annual fee
Approximately 1.5 times the annual fee to be paid. For exact amount please refer to Office web page
How can payment of fees be effected?
Payments may be made by bank transfer to the following accounts of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent):
Ziraat Bankası
TRY
SWIFT
TCZBTR2A
IBAN
TR450001001745342721325280
USD
SWIFT
TCZBTR2A
IBAN
TR280001001745342721325295
EUR
SWIFT
TCZBTR2A
IBAN
TR980001001745342721325296
CHF
SWIFT
TCZBTR2A
IBAN
TR710001001745342721325297
Halk Bankası
TRY
SWIFT
TRHBTR2A
IBAN
TR340001200940900006000004
USD
SWIFT
TRHBTR2A
IBAN
TR400001200940900053000082
EUR
SWIFT
TRHBTR2A
IBAN
TR200001200940900058000016
CHF
SWIFT
TRHBTR2A
IBAN
TR630001200940900073000001
Vakıflar Bankası
TRY
SWIFT
TVBATR2A
IBAN
TR180001500158007283203102
USD
SWIFT
TVBATR2A
IBAN
TR140001500158048015066717
EUR
SWIFT
TVBATR2A
IBAN
TR090001500158048015066710
CHF
SWIFT
TVBATR2A
IBAN
TR150001500158048015066699
Forms
The following documents are maintained by the Office. Refer to the Office website (Annex B) for latest version and other languages.
Notes:
1 a b This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
2 a b For international applications which entered the national phase before 10 January 2017, annual fees are due for the second year and each subsequent year. For international applications which entered the national phase on or after 10 January 2017, annual fees are due for the third year and each subsequent year (refer to Article 101(2) of IP Law No. 6769).
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 21 Apr 2024