TURKPATENT has brought clarification regarding the search and preliminary examination fees
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) has announced that the applicants of the international patent applications (so-called PCT applications) should pay the search and preliminary examination fees in PCT Fee Tables declared by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) where TURKPATENT is designated as International Search Authority (ISEA) or International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA). TURKPATENT has also officially stated that the search and preliminary examination fees include VAT. The announcement has taken place in Turkish Official Gazette dated 13 February 2018 and will be valid as from 01 January 2018.
Published on February 15 2018 by Mete Mercan Patent Ltd..