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Well-considered aesthetic and functional designs directly contribute to a product’s value. Therefore, companies which take pro-active steps to protect industrial designs will ensure they maximise their return on investment and commercial advantage. Moroğlu Arseven offers a full range of services to register and protect industrial designs, including monitoring services to detect infringement. The firm supports clients across a variety of industries with prosecution and enforcement issues, including designs which are complicated or contentious. Services include design strategies tailored to protect ornamental products, UX/UI designs, graphical user interfaces, icons, as well as apps.

The firm works closely with clients during the early stages of developing or commercialising a design, as well as launching products in Turkey. We support companies to develop strategies which protect their industrial designs rights, applying both offensive and defensive tools.

We file and prosecute many design applications on behalf of our clients, representing them before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for all types of administrative actions, including searches, applications, oppositions, appeals and renewals.

The firm provides active and comprehensive design portfolio management and watching services, including close work with local investigators to proactively identify potential infringement, so that we can notify and better protect our clients in Turkey.

Moroğlu Arseven represents clients before courts in design infringement cases, cancellation actions, unfair competition claims, as well as actions seeking to cancel decisions by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. Companies which experience design problems in Turkey often require immediate remedies, such as emergency injunctions and declaratory judgments.

Further, the firm has experience with the procedures and protections offered by international filing systems, such as Registered Community Designs or the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Our support regularly involves developing strategies, conducting risk assessments and offering negotiation support for a range of design transactions. These transactions include negotiating settlements, assignments, adaptation rights, co-existence agreements, transfers, licences and royalty structures for design rights.

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