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How to Renew a Patent in Turkey?

Renew a Turkish patent validated through the European Patent Office (EPO):

If your patent is a European patent that was granted by the European Patent Office and then validated in Turkey, you can maintain the patent by paying an annual maintenance fee to the EPO. The first renewal fee of a patent application is due on the second anniversary of the patent's filing date and thereafter, renewal fees are due on an annual basis. Once a patent is granted by the EPO and validated in Turkey, the renewal fee is paid to the Intellectual Property Office of Turkey (Turkpatent). The rules that apply to a national Turkish patent also apply to an EP patent in Turkey. For more information on renewal fees related to the EPO, please visit another one of our articles at this link, here.

For example, if the filing date of a patent is 2017-06-15, and the grant date is 2023-04-25, you will have to settle the renewal fee with the EPO starting from 2019-06-30 onwards until 2022-06-30. From the year 2023 onwards, you will have to settle the renewal fee with the Turkish Patent Office.

Renew a national patent with the Turkish Patent Office:

In order to maintain a patent application in Turkey, a renewal fee must be paid to the Intellectual Property Office of Turkey (Turkpatent) on an annual basis. The first renewal fee of the patent is added to the filing fee, after which the renewal fee will be due annually starting from the second anniversary of the patent’s filing date. Renewal fees in Turkey fall exactly on the anniversary of when the original filing date of the application falls. The due date should be the month and day corresponding to the filing date.

For example, if the filing date of a patent is 2017-06-15, you will only have to settle the renewal fee starting from 2018-06-15 onwards.

Renewal Fees by Intellectual Property Type

In Turkey, there are other types of intellectual property in which you settle renewal fees, these are known as utility models and designs. At PatentRenewal.com, we have all the necessary tools and procedures to ensure that not only patents, but utility models, and designs can be renewed through us.

Intellectual Property Type #1 - Utility Models

A Turkish utility certificate can be obtained for a period of 10 years from the filing date. The total term of protection is 10 years. The first renewal fee is due exactly 3 years from the filing date of the application and is paid each subsequent year annually until the 10th renewal period. If the renewal fee is not paid by the due date, the utility model will enter a grace period of 6 months. This gives you the time to still renew the utility model, however, the fee is higher.

Intellectual Property Type #2 - Designs

A Turkish design right is valid for 25 years from the filing date. Initially, a Turkish design is protected for 5 years. In order to maintain protection beyond the initial 5-year period,  it can be renewed every five years thereafter - up to a maximum of four renewals. Renewal fees are required with each registered design, even if these are designs of multiple applications. If the requested maintenance fees are not settled by the due date, an additional 6-month grace period will be applied in order for the settlement to take place. If a patent enters the 6-month grace period, an increase to the original renewal fees will be applied.

Written and edited by the PatentRenewal.com team
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Patent Renewal Fee Intervals in Turkey

Starting from the 2nd anniversary of the filing date, patent renewal fees need to be paid annually to maintain a patent. For further clarification, please refer to the cost breakdown below.

Patent Year Official renewal fee for patent (TRY)
1
2
3 540
4 470
5 950
6 1 080
7 1 205
8 1 350
9 1 470
10 1 610
11 1 830
12 2 130
13 2 460
14 2 785
15 3 210
16 3 510
17 3 900
18 4 170
19 4 400
20 4 590
Patent Year
Official renewal fee for patent (EUR)
3
490
4
610
5
1090
6
1210
7
1330
8
1450
9
1640
10
1640
11
1640
12
1640
13
1640
14
1640
15
1640
16
1640
17
1640
18
1640
19
1640
20
1640

Turkey Patent Renewal Fees FAQ

When is the first patent renewal fee due in Turkey?
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National patent: The first renewal fee will be due on the second anniversary of the patent application’s filing date.

For example, if the filing date of a patent is 2017-06-15, you will only have to settle the renewal fee starting from 2019-06-15 onwards.

Turkish patent validated through the European Patent Office (EPO): The first renewal fee of a patent application is due on the second anniversary of the patent's filing date and thereafter, renewal fees are due on an annual basis. Once a patent is granted by the EPO and validated in Turkey, the renewal fee is paid to the Intellectual Property Office of Turkey (Turkpatent).

For example, if the filing date of a patent is 2017-06-15, and the grant date is 2023-04-25, you will have to settle the renewal fee with the EPO starting from 2019-06-30 onwards until 2022-06-30. From 2023 onwards, you will have to settle the renewal fee with the Turkish Patent Office.

What happens to a Turkish patent before it has been granted?
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National patent: Prior to the grant, the Turkish patent application is in its filing stage. You will have to pay the renewal fee to the Turkish patent office irrespective of whether the patent has been granted or not. The first renewal fee of a patent application is due on the second anniversary of the filing date.

Turkish patent validated through the European Patent Office (EPO): Prior to the grant, the patent application is in its filing stage with the EPO. You can only begin paying the renewal fees to the EPO from the second anniversary of the patent's filing date and thereafter, renewal fees are due on an annual basis. However, once the patent has been granted and validated in Turkey, the renewal fee is thereafter paid to the Intellectual Property Office of Turkey (Turkpatent).

What are the due dates and payment windows?
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The earliest date to make a payment before the renewal fees are due is always on the 1st of January.

For example, if a renewal due date of a patent falls on 2021-07-31, the payment window to pay the renewal fee will open on 2021-01-01.

Can I renew a patent after I miss a renewal deadline?
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National patent: Yes, it is possible to renew a Turkish patent after its deadline. If you fail to pay the renewal fee in due time, a grace period of 6 months is given whereby the renewal fees can still be settled. However, when entering the grace period you will incur an increase of 25% to the original renewal fees. If you wish to maintain the patent, the (new) total renewal fee will have to be settled.

For example, if a patent has a renewal due date of 2021-05-31 and the due date is missed, the patent will enter the grace period from 2021-06-01. The new total will need to be settled within the 6 month grace period, and will be due by 2021-11-30. Failure to pay this fee within the grace period, will result in the patent being lapsed.

Turkish patent validated through the European Patent Office (EPO): The same rule which applies to a national Turkish patent for missing a renewal deadline also applies to an EP patent in Turkey.

Do I need assistance from the local council?
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You can either appoint a registered patent agent with the Intellectual Property Office of Turkey (Turkpatent). Alternatively, one can also send renewal fees if one has a residential address in Turkey.This rule is applicable to both national  patents as well as to an EP patent in Turkey.

How long do patents last in Turkey?
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In order to maintain a Turkish patent, renewal fees need to be settled annually with the Turkish Patent Office. By settling the renewal fees, the patent is guaranteed to last for a maximum of 20 years from the filing date. This rule is applicable to both national  patents as well as to an EP patent in Turkey.

How can I contact the Turkish Patent Office?

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You can get in touch with Turkpatent via email or phone;

Email: contact@turkpatent.gov.tr        

Phone: (0312) 3031 303

For more information on the renewal process in Turkey, visit the link to their official website. You can search for Turkish patents here.

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