National Utility Model Application

It is a document for the development and improvements in mechanisms without investigating the prior art. It grants a 10-year protection period.

The patent must be used within three years from the date of registration and its use must be notified to the Turkish Patent Institute. If use and notification are not made, third parties are entitled to obtain a compulsory license through the court. In such a case the licence fee will be determined by the court.

Rights gained through Patent registration

The Patent holder has the right to prevent the third parties to do the following without permission:

* The production, sale, use or import of the product subject to Patent, or the possession of it for these purposes and for any reason other than personal need

* Use of a procedure that is subject to Patent;

* Offering to others by third parties the use of the procedural patent, which is known or should be known to be prohibited.

* The sale or use or import of products obtained directly by the procedure subject to the patent, or the possession for these purposes and for any reason other than personal need

The right obtained by the Patent covers the country in which it is registered.