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What Is Industrial Design?
“Design” is the whole, or part of a product, or the whole of the ornament on it, composed of various elements or features perceived by human senses, such as lines, shapes, shapes, colors, textures, materials or flexibility. In order for a design to be called a registrable “INDUSTRIAL DESIGN” it must include three key features in addition to this definition:
1- Novelty: The design should be new, that is, it should have been presented to the public in the last year at most. Designs older than a year lose their novelty feature.
2- Distinctive feature: It is the visual distinction at first glance that allows us to understand that the design is different from other products of the same characteristic. If a product is not different from other products of the same type, or if there is no difference in design (screw, nut, etc.) industrial design can not be protected by registration.
3- Industrial applicability: The industrial design must be applicable to industry, that is, it must be mass-produced and sold. For example, a painter’s artwork cannot be applied to the industry, although it has design characteristics, so it is not subject to industrial design registration.
How many years does industrial design protection last in Turkey?
Industrial design registration in Turkey is granted for five years. At the end of the five-year period, if the registrant wishes, he can obtain an additional five years of protection by renewing the registration. Design registrations can continue for up to twenty-five years by being renewed.
It should be noted that, a design registration that is not renewed in due time will be lapsed. It is not possible to revive a design registration that has not been renewed. So, It is very important for design registration holders to strictly follow the renewal periods for design registrations that still have commercial value.
Is it possible to apply for multiple design registration?
Applicants can apply for more than one design within a design registration application. The maximum recommended number of designs is 100. This is not a written rule.
Turkey is a signatory of the Locarno Agreement on the Classification of Designs. Therefore, since design registration applications are classified according to the Locarno classification, those who apply for multiple design registrations should pay attention that the designs submitted in an application belong to the same class according to the Locarno Classification.