Protection of the non-registered trademarks in the framework of the decree law no: 556 in Turkey
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Decree Law effective in the year 1995 in our country “Decree Law on the Protection of Trademarks No 556” has taken the registration system as a base in the protection of trademarks. For this reason, trademarks registered at the trademark registry established under the Turkish Patent Institute in Turkey, provide their owners the right of monopoly. However, it does not mean that a trademark that is not registered as to the clauses of the Decree Law No: 556 are not protected within the borders of our country. Even though the protection of trademarks depends on the registry basis as to the Decree Law No: 556; a trademark not registered in accordance to the procedure is also protected as to the mentioned legislation. In this study the regulations of the Decree Law No: 556 permitting the protection of a nonregistered trademark within the borders of Turkey related to the topic will be discussed.