TURKEY HAS BEEN SETTLED ON THE DIGITAL SERVICE TAXES WITH USA IN TURKEY

The United States of America (USA) has been announced that in case the countries who impose Digital Service Taxes, shall not cease their actions, would be applied to an additional 25% customs duty on 32 products to be imported. Since Turkey is one of the countries’ that implies digital service taxes; the additional customs tax […]

LOAN-BASED CROWDFUNDING IN TURKEY

What is Crowdfunding, Why is it Used ?   Crowdfunding, which is more of a virtual market, is an instrument that generally aggregates entrepreneurs and investors in a swift manner. At this present world, it should be asssumed that there is no doubt that one of the most primary elements of the economic world is […]

ICC UNIFORM RULES FOR DIGITAL TRADE TRANSACTIONS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED

The importance of digital trade transactions is  increasing day by day, in particular during the covid-19 pandemic and such transactions are becoming gradually widespread in today’s world. After realization the deficiency of rules and uncertainties concerning digital transactions, The International Chamber of Commerce, which has created the most widely used rules concerning banking and finance […]

WHICH SIGNS CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS A TRADEMARK?

A trademark may be defined basically as any sign that provides the goods or services of an undertaking to be distinguished from other undertakings’ goods or services. According to this definition, the prior condition for a sign to be registered as a trademark is distinctiveness characteristic. If a sign does not distinguish a good or […]

THREE-DIMENSIONAL TRADEMARKS IN TURKISH IP LAW

Nowadays, the way people access information is rapidly changing and developing. The way that companies present their trademarks to their customers is also in line with this change. For these reasons, Companies turn to non-traditional tradearks in order to make a difference and be interesting to customers. Three-dimensional brands are among the most preferred non-traditional […]

THE CONCEPT OF DISTINCTIVENESS IN THE PROTECTION OF DESIGNS IN TURKISH IP LAW

The distinctiveness of a design is one of the important elements regarding the protection of a design by registration. This concept, which is encountered often in practice and legal disputes, can be defined as the characteristic that makes the appearance of a product different from other products, in other words that enables it to be […]