The Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TPTO”) has transferred the geographical indication (“GI”) inventory to the digital media. The inventory is now reachable from www.ci.gov.tr.
Newly established website contains;
- The database regarding the geographical indication/traditional cultural specialties registry,
- Statistics regarding GI registration and application numbers, registration holders, types of GI’s and distribution by product groups.
The website is expected to bring together public institutions, non-governmental organizations, producers and consumers on the same platform. Also, the substantial database constituted in this regard will be a rich resource for the researchers working in the field.
Turkey’s Ministry of Industry and Technology declared that new information about the geographical indications will be instantly shared on the web site. The new website also contains guidelines for applications and inspections, success stories of geographical indication implementations, and information regarding registered geographical indications’ producers.
Please see this link for the full text of the announcement (only available in Turkish).