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Conduct and Ethics Rules for Patent Attorneys Introduced

On 18 May 2017, the Regulation on the Code of Conduct and Discipline of Patent and Trademark Attorneys was published in the Official Gazette No. 30070. Heretofore, no regulation included for them.


According to the regulation, a patent or trademark attorney failing to follow the Code of Conduct and to fulfill required duties can result in disciplinary sanctions such as warning, condemnation, temporary or permanent dismissal from the attorney work.


The Disciplinary Board is composed of seven members appointed by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology for three years, i.e. three of whom are from the TURKPATENT, three trademark or patent attorneys and one from the Ministry.


Full text of the Regulation is available here in Turkish only.

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