Wednesday, March 29 2023   \  Published by Aksoy IP.

New Provisions About IP Rights in the Regulation on E-Commerce Marketplaces in Turkey

The Regulation on Electronic Commerce Intermediary Service Providers and Electronic Commerce Service Providers (“Regulation”) was published in the Official Gazette dated 29.12.2022 and numbered 32058. The complete Regulation can be accessed here only in Turkish.

The Regulation introduces some new regulations in terms of relations between electronic commerce intermediary service providers (“ECISP”) (marketplaces such as Trendyol, Hepsiburada, n11, Amazon, etc.), electronic commerce service providers (“ECSP”) (stores in marketplaces) and intellectual or industrial property right holders (“Right Holder”).

“Infringement of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights” is regulated in the fourth section of the Regulation but there was no distinction made in terms of trademark, patent, design, or copyright. Therefore, we believe that the Regulation is applicable in terms of all intellectual property rights until a new regulation is introduced. Read more

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