Industrial Design applications, as well as patents, utility models and trademarks, apply only in the country where they are made. For this reason, applications must be made in order to protect industrial designs in countries with commercial relations. There are different ways to apply for Industrial Design applications abroad, and it is possible to apply by choosing one of these ways.
As Teknik Patent, We provide international applications and follow-up of all procedures, in accordance with the procedures and our expert representatives and our overseas agents.
The ways in which you can choose for a foreign design application;
Industrial Design Application on a Country-Specific Basis;
One of the types of applications that can be made so that the application for industrial design is valid outside the country of construction is the application on a national basis. On a national basis, the application is a type of application that can be made by each country's own system and its own agents. However, since the cost of each country varies with the industrial design application process and the registration process, it is not preferable to apply for more than one country.
European Community Design (RCD) Application;
European Community Design (RDC) Application; is valid for countries as Germany, Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Denmark, Hungary, Estonia, Malta, France, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Ireland, Slovenia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Sweden and European Union countries.
With this application, an application for industrial design is entered in member countries. This type of application has the advantages of having low cost, no limit on the number of designs and providing short time of registration.
International Design Application in the framework of the Hague Agreement;
With the Hague Agreement signed by Turkey as of January 1, 2005; countries such as Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, the European Union, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Cambodia, Switzerland, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Romania, Serbia, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovenia, Sao Paulo, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Macedonia, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, OAPI-African Intellectual Property Organization Tome, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States of America are under the validity of International Design Application.
With this application, an industrial design application is submitted to WIPO by Turkish Patent and Trademark Institue and application entries are made in member countries and a temporary industrial design document is issued. It is then released by WIPO and sent to the national offices of the selected countries for evaluation in these offices. If no objection or similarity is found, the provisional industrial design registration certificate becomes final.
This application provides low-cost, single-file single language preparation for the design product, post-application processing from a single center, and short time registration.
OAPI (African Union) Industrial Design Application;OAPI (Afrika Birliği)Endüstriyel Tasarım Başvurusu;
OAPI (African Industrial Property Rights Organization) in 16 African countries including Benin, Cameroon, Burkino Faso, Congo, Ecuador Ginesi, Mali, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Togo, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Ivory Coast, is a system that allows applications to be made in one single application. By making a single application at this address, industrial design is registered in the relevant countries.