Geographical Indications Enforcement

Deris recognizes the value of geographical indications as being important IP assets. Hence, we have developed in-depth expertise for the protection and the litigation of these rights. Deris has represented foreign consortia and rightsholders. Moreover, we obtained foreign geographical indication protection in the very first litigation for such enforcement of indications registration in Turkey.      

Deris offers:

  • All types of IP Litigation 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (settlement negotiations, mediation, and arbitration)
  • IP enforcement programs 
  • IP Enforcement with Customs, and border detention programs  
  • Due diligence 
  • All types of IP contracts (licenses, assignments, letters of consent, and co-existence) 
  • Filing and registration strategy and proceedings
  • Portfolio management services
  • Opposition against conflicting third-party applications 
  • Objections to Turkish Patent and Trademarks Office decisions
  • Availability search and registration opinions
  • Watch services
  • Recordal of changes of status (assignments, mergers, trade names, addresses etc.) 
  • Maintenance and renewals 


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