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Bağlantılı Hak Sahiplerinin Korunmasına İlişkin Yargıtay Hukuk Genel Kurulu Kararı

Kamuoyunda Kemal Sunal davası olarak da bilinen telif hukuku uyuşmazlığı, uzun yıllar süren çeşitli aşamalardan geçerek Yargıtay Hukuk Genel Kurulunun kararı ile nihai sonuca bağlandı.

Gün + Partners
03.07.2024

Filmlerin Kayıt Tescil Belgesi Alınması ile Tamamlanmış Sayılacağına İlişkin Yargıtay Kararı

Yargıtay 11. Hukuk Dairesi, taraflar arasında imzalanmış olan ortak film yapım sözleşmesinden doğan bir uyuşmazlık kapsamında; sözleşmede filmin ne zaman tamamlanmış sayılacağına ilişkin açık belirleme yapılmadığı durumda ...

Gün + Partners
02.07.2024

Work Bearing the Characteristics of Its Author and the Signs of Work

The Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works ("LIAW"), which has been amended many times since its entry into force in 1952, still causes uncertainty and confusion in practice.

Gün + Partners
28.06.2024

A Current Plagiarism Debate: “Bit Palas vs. Sinek Sarayı”

“Plagiarism” is not clearly defined in Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works (“LIAW”). Plagiarism, which is defined by the Turkish Language Association as "pilferage," is used in the context of intellectual and artistic works law to mean "to present someone else’s work as your own, taking a piece from someone else’s work without citing the source."

Gün + Partners
26.06.2024

Court of Cassation Decision Linking the Completion of Films to Obtaining of the Film Registration Certificate

The 11th Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation (“CoC”), in the context of a dispute arising out of a joint film production contract signed between the parties, agreed with the first instance court's finding that, ...

Gün + Partners
26.06.2024

Artificial Intelligence and Music Industry

One of the most striking developments in the music industry in 2023 was the release of the song “Heart on my Sleeves” by an anonymous user named “Ghostwriter” using the AI-created voices of world-famous singers Drake and the Weekend.

Gün + Partners
23.06.2024

Decision on the Protection of Neighboring Rights in Cinematographic Works

The copyright law dispute, also known by the public as the case of famous actor Kemal Sunal, was concluded with the decision of the Court of Cassation General Assembly of Civil Chambers after going through various stages for many years.

Gün + Partners
23.06.2024

What Will Be the Fate of the Guarantee Provided for the Preliminary Injunction Decision?

Is the Guarantee Provided for the Preliminary Injunction a Part of the Later Compensation Action Arising from the Unfair Preliminary Injunction?

Gün + Partners
14.06.2024

Turkish Legislation Offers Various Solutions to Tackle Trademark Squatting

Similar as in other countries, trademark squatting is also a common problem which foreign brands face in Türkiye.

Gün + Partners
12.06.2024

“a.tr” Yapısındaki Alan Adlarının Tahsisinde Süreler 7 Ağustos 2024’e Kadar Uzatıldı

Ülkemizde tahsisi halihazırda gerçekleştirilmekte olan “com.tr”, “org.tr” gibi alan adlarına ek olarak, “a.tr” yapısındaki alan adlarının da tahsisi de 14 Eylül 2023 tarihinden itibaren mümkün hale gelmiştir.

Gün + Partners
31.05.2024

Time Extension Granted: August 7, 2024 - Allocation of Domain Names in Structure of “a.tr”

In addition to domain names such as "com.tr" and "org.tr", which are already being allocated in Türkiye, allocation of domain names in the structure of "a.tr" has also become possible as of September 14, 2023.

Gün + Partners
31.05.2024

A Quick Look at Search and Seizure Processes in Criminal Law for the Infringement of Industrial Property Rights

Counterfeiting and counterfeit products are a significant threat in many aspects to the world’s leading companies mainly operating in the consumer goods, stationery and office supplies, clothing, personal care, and cosmetic sectors.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership
22.05.2024

Software and IP: 1- Protection with Different Intellectual Property Rights

The importance and value of the software industry may be at its peak due to the accelerating effect of digitalization. Nowadays, software companies that are a few years old can reach higher valuations than companies which we may describe as traditional, i.e., those that have been established for decades, have factories, and hundreds, maybe thousands of employees.

Aksoy IP
22.05.2024

Latest Developments on Administrative Revocation of Trademarks!

While the relevant article regulating the transfer of authority to examine the requests for revocation of trademarks to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“the Office”) was not yet entered into force and there were still a level of uncertainty concerning the procedure, the first development in this regard took place on October 23, 2023 when the Office published and opened the “Draft Regulation for Amendment of the Regulation on the Implementation of the Industrial Property Law” (“Draft Regulation”) for comments.

Gün + Partners
22.05.2024

Tasarım Başvurusunda Dikkat Edilmesi Gerekenler

6769 sayılı Sınai Mülkiyet Kanunu’nda ("SMK") tasarım, "ürünün tümü veya bir parçasının ya da üzerindeki süslemenin çizgi, şekil, biçim, renk, malzeme veya yüzey dokusu gibi özelliklerinden kaynaklanan görünümü" olarak tanımlanmaktadır.

Özdağıstanli Ekici Attorney Partnership
07.05.2024

Türkiye's Geopolitical and Strategic Importance Regarding Counterfeiting Activities

Türkiye is one of the major internal markets for counterfeit products both in terms of production and widespread sales channels.

Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership
08.04.2024

Design Registration Application in Turkey: Things to Consider

The Industrial Property Law No. 6769 ("IPL") defines design as “the appearance of the whole or part of a product or the ornamentation thereon resulting from features such as line, shape, form, color, material, or surface texture”.

Özdağıstanli Ekici Attorney Partnership
08.04.2024

Turkish PTO Will Handle Non-Use Cancellation Actions as of January 10, 2024

The new Turkish IP Code no. 6769 entered into force on January 10, 2017, which also regulates cancellations of trademark registrations due to non-use.

Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership
08.04.2024

İşveren Çalışanın Buluşları Üzerinde Hak Sahipliği İddiasında Bulunabilir mi?

Buluşların yasal olarak korunması, sağladığı haklar nedeniyle buluş sahipleri için her daim önemli olmuştur.

Özdağıstanli Ekici Attorney Partnership
08.04.2024

Tanınmış Türk Markalarının Avrupa’da Korunması: Kötü Niyet İncelemesi

21 Şubat 2024 tarihinde, Avrupa Birliği Adalet Divanı Genel Mahkemesi, yalnızca Türkiye'de tescilli olan tanınmış bir markaya benzerliği nedeniyle "hepsiburada" markasının Avrupa Birliği Fikri Mülkiyet Ofisi nezdinde tescil edilmesini kötü niyetli bulmuştur.

Özdağıstanli Ekici Attorney Partnership
04.04.2024
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