National Application Method
The most reliable and fastest way to file a trademark application is national application. In this way, transactions are carried out through a proxy located in the country of application. In this context, by making an application in accordance with the requirements of the target country, the possibility of encountering any refusal will be minimized and the patent office of the relevant country will be handled through a proxy. With the help of the representative contacted on this site, the best way and solution to the needs of the relevant country is selected and the chance to progress with the least damage is obtained.
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is a platform that provides applicability to multiple countries and a more convenient payment option. To use this method, the brand must be applied first or in the country of origin, i.e. Turkey. WIPO trademark applications can be made with this trademark individually or using a limited list of goods. In addition, the WIPO application filed in this country of origin remains dependent for 5 years. WIPO (cancellation, partial admission, etc.) is also reflected directly on your WIPO application. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of WIPO? The biggest advantage of WIPO applications comes in multi-country applications. Because you can submit your application with a single form without any additional procedures to challenge the national methods. It is a known fact that the cost incurred when a national application is made to more than one country is less than the cost incurred in all countries across WIPO. However, in addition to all these advantages, we should not ignore the implementation period, TPI review and WIPO review period being added to the national application process, the 5-year dependency period and some countries not sending registration documents.
If you do not want to make individual applications in the European Union, but are looking for a valid trademark option in 28 European Union countries, you have the opportunity to submit a proposal through the European Union Internal Market Harmonization Office, which will be replaced. The countries to which your application will be valid are as follows: Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Austria, France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland , Hungary, Greece, Estonia, Spain, Malta, Croatia. Applications can be made through an authorized representative from the member states of the European Union, for example WIPO or national application. The biggest obstacle to this application is that if the objection of a trademark owner applying in any of the 28 countries is accepted, your application will be rejected in all member states.
The African Intellectual Property Organization, abbreviated as OAPI, has a system that allows 17 members to be registered with a single application, and it is necessary to work with a proxy to make this application. Member countries can be listed as Benin, Guinea, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Togo, Ivory Coast, Congo, Comoros, Gabon, Mali.
Implementation with Alternative Regional Formations: ANDEAN and ARIPO
In addition to all these application methods, there is also the opportunity to apply for regional trademark registration through Andean Pak (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and ARIPO (Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tanzania) There is no possibility of a trademark registration valid all over the world yet. Organizations established by countries that are economically united among themselves have the opportunity to make multiple applications in all these countries and a single application in the same region. In addition to these regional methods, national protection can also be done. The only way to guarantee your rights in different countries and regions, not your own, is to be aware of international application methods and requirements and to work with a cover that can be followed and done accordingly.