Friday, September 29 2023   \  Published by World Trademark Review.

Turkish government increases fees and VAT rates for IP services

Turkish government increases fees and VAT rates for IP services

The Turkish government has announced increases in official fees and VAT rates. Effective from 8 July 2023, all official fees, including those charged by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO), have increased by 50%. Additionally, as of 10 July 2023, the main VAT rate for various goods and services went from 18% to 20%, while the secondary VAT rate rose from 8% to 10%.

Increase in official fees for trademarks and patents

In accordance with Presidential Decrees 7344 and 7346 published in the Official Gazette on 7 July 2023, the Turkish government implemented a 50% increase in governmental official fees. Both this and the increase in VAT rates have resulted in adjustments of the fees charged by the TPTO to the official fees for the Electronic Patent and Trademark Application System application. This has been updated to reflect the revised fee structures and VAT rates in relation to IP applications and post-application procedures. Read more

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