• Unregistered Trademark Rights Include Stylised Use of Word Mark
  • May 5, 2014 | Author: Ceylin Beyli
  • Law Firm: CBL Law Office - Istanbul Office
  • A recent decision of the Turkish Patent Institute has showed that the principle of ‘genuine rights ownership’ covers the use of a word mark in a stylised form, as well as any prior use of the mark. The applicant, a Turkish textile company, sought to register a mark that combined the word and device marks of the opponent, a European street-fashion clothing company. In addition, the word element of the mark applied for copied the opponent’s stylised use of its word mark.