What is Trade Mark?

A Trade Mark is a label that can be affixed over products or packages and is designed in order to distinguish products or services of an enterprise from products or services of another enterprise and may contain personal names, special words, shapes, letters, numbers and any symbols that can be produced and copied by any means.

A Trade Mark can be registered together with a product or a package. In this case a product or package registration does not provide the a monopoly right for the product or package for the Trade Mark owner.

The process of registering a title of a newly established enterprise into the Trade Register does not include a Trade Mark registration, which means that different enterprises can be registered under the same title with only little difference. The only institution authorized to perform the Trade Mark registration is Turkish Patent Institute.