National Patent Application
Turkey national patent application is a registration process obtained in exchange for sharing the details of technical inventions or developments with the public and giving the owner a monopoly right up to 20 years. The question “What is a Patent?” also cover the question of what the utility model is. A patent is a system that protects the inventions on behalf of the inventor for up to 20 years. In addition, the utility model protection is obtained by the request for research report during the patent(utility model) application.
In order for an invention or improvement to obtain a patent right, it must have three characteristics:
The invention or improvement must be new
The fact that the invention is new means that it has not been made available to the public before the application. The applicant’s statements up to one year before the application do not disrupt innovation, but other persons ‘ statements may damage innovation.
It should be industrially applicable
In the same way, the products that can not be reproduced, especially the artworks, cannot be protected by patent.
It is necessary to have made a progress in the technique(Inventive Step)
A result that is easily achievable by a person who is a person skilled in the art in which the invention is made indicates that it is obvious.
Flow Chart of a National Patent Application
National Patent Applications are completed in 40-50 months if it is examined once. In general, preparation of the serach reports and examination reports are lengthenning the Patent Pending period. In recent years, preparation of the search and examination reports are taking 16-20 months for each.
In addition, National Patent applications are subject to renewal payments annually. Applicants must pay the yearly renewals every year starting from the second anniversary. Annual fees are paid as the application continues, regardless of patent registration.