Global Intellectual Property Center

Turkey

Turkey

Primary Sources

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  • Regulation on Domain Names (2010)
  • Regulation on Fines to Apply in Case of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions Limiting Competition and Abuse of Dominant Position (2009)
  • Regulation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Products (2010)
  • Regulation on Intellectual Property Rights Common Database (2010)
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  • Regulation on the Working Principles of the Biosafety Board and Committees (2010)
  • Regulation Regarding Technology, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2013)
  • Regulations (Amendment) of March 30, 2013 on Decree-Law 556 on Protection of Trademarks (2013)
  • Turkish Code of Obligations (Law No. 6098 of January 11, 2011) (2012)
  • Turkish Commercial Code (Law No. 6102 of January 13, 2011) (2012)
  • Turkish Criminal Code (Law No. 5237 of September 26, 2004) (consolidated version of 2015) (2015)

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