The Ministry of Law and Human Rights passed Regulation No. 67 of 2016 on Trademark Registration on 30 December 2016.
The new implementing regulation of Law No. 20 of 2016 on Trademark and Geographical Indication Law, which came into force on 30 January 2017, sets out procedures and formality requirements for trademark application and renewal, assignment of trademark, simplifies the process of trademark registration, as well as providing a clearer explanation on well-known marks which was not explained in previous regulations.
One of the main highlights of the new regulation is on the criteria for well-known marks that is determined by general public knowledge on the mark in the relevant business field.
To classify a trademark as a well-known mark, these factors need to be considered:
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