TurkPatent carries out the following steps for registration:
- procedural examination
- publication (3 months)
- examination of oppositions and appeals
- granting registration
TurkPatent examines the geographical signs and traditional specialties guaranteed in terms of the Articles of the IP Code numbered 6769. The Office may request opinions from relevant institutions and organizations for evaluating technical information at the stage of examination. Applications examined and found eligible under the Articles of IP Code are published in the Bulletin.
If no opposition has been filed against the application within three months of its publication in the Bulletin or the objections filed against the application have decisively been rejected or if the application has been amended as a result of an objection, the application is registered
After registration, TurkPatent demands control of use reports from the GI proprietor. Legalized control of use reports and its sworn translation into Turkish should be submitted to TurkPatent once a year after registration is published in the Bulletin.