In the most general sense, rights to copyright that do not require registration such as patents, trademarks and designs are used as copyright in Turkey. The protection of copyright in Turkey is guaranteed national law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works and the international BERN agreement.
Law No. 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works has a wide range of works such as works of art, scientific works, productions, films, music etc., and internet and computer programs.
In the field of copyright protection, KORDINAT is mainly concerned with the protection of computer programs, and the protection of intellectual projects such as business methods that cannot be protected by patents and design, in particular, it provides consultancy services under the following headings;
Copyright Protection: Copyright protection covers many fields. Writing a book, writing a piece of music or writing a film is a part of copyright protection. Although there is no registration requirement about Copyright, there is the opportunity of registration in the Ministry of Culture in Turkey and of registration through the Copyright office in the United States. On copyright, KORDINAT attorneys present services on whether an idea can be protected by copyright in Turkey, international protection, especially the use of cartoons and cinema heroes with license, registration and consultancy services with patent and trademark attorneys who are law experts regarding internet domain name registrations.
Protection of Business Methods: It is not possible to protect all innovation activities with patent, utility model and design right. Some innovations are based on business methods. For example, a new design that can measure customer satisfaction, which is non-technical but requires a new business approach can be practiced. The patents of this design are difficult to protect because it does not contain a technical element. However, with the arrangements to be made, it should be protected as a business method, as know how or with copyright. KORDINAT provides professional agency service for system design and registration for the protection of business methods.
Protection of Computer Programs: Although protection of computer programs is covered by copyright in Turkey, it can be patented in countries such as USA and Japan. It is not enough to try to protect the computer programs that are more or less associated with almost every sector with copyright. Although there are groups against it all over the world, patent protection of computer programs will take hold of Turkey in time. As time goes on, especially based on business method, results obtained by the computer program can be protected in both Europe and Turkey.
For the protection of computer programs, KORDINAT, first of all, asks “Is it a SALT program of the related program or part of a technical system?” If it is SALT program like an accounting program and a CRM program, KORDINAT carries out the necessary proxy procedures for the effective protection of copyright in Turkey. If an electronic circuit is part of a machine or a system, it can also be protected as a patent. It applies such protection strategies before the European Patent Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, WIPO and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
Copyright Infringement analysis: Because copyrights are widespread, copyright infringement analyzes also interest a wide range of professional groups. The analysis of whether a work violates a copyright should not be left to that professional group (for example, the composer if the copyright is a piece of music) or only to a law expert. An important advantage in the analysis of copyright is the presence of people who are expert on intellectual property practices. KORDINAT conducts copyright analysis especially in computer programs, business methods and visual works with the expert attorneys.
Internet Domain names: In Turkey, more widely used Internet domains are .com and .com.tr extensions. Registration of these domain names as well as registration of domain names related to other countries and occupational groups may not be enough with operations provided only from the internet. When registering these domains, having a trademark infringement can subsequently lead to difficult rights compensation. On the other hand, the management of registered domain names and the fight against counterfeiters requires trademark laws as well as other intellectual property protection.
KORDINAT provides consultancy services regarding the first registration, subsequent monitoring and management of internet domain names and legal disputes related to domain names.