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Advertising Board Clamps Down on Added Nutrients

June 2007 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Mehmet GĂĽn & Partners .

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The latest trend in the Turkish food industry is to attract consumers by adding nutrients to food products and marketing them as quick and easy solutions to health problems such as cholesterol. However, in general the Advertising Board holds such advertisements to be misleading to consumers and often orders that the advertising cease.

Documentaries To Be Shown as Punishment for Breach of TV Law

June 2007 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mehmet GĂĽn & Partners .

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The Radio and Television Supreme Council has imposed a 12-programme suspension penalty on a highly rated entertainment programme for a breach of the Law on the Establishment and Telecast of Radio and Television. Under the law, the suspended programme must be replaced with documentaries chosen from a list provided by the state-owned broadcaster.

New Approach in Cancellation Actions against Patent Institute Decisions

June 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mehmet GĂĽn & Partners .

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An Ankara IP court has recently ruled that cancellation decisions should be based on the evidentiary documents submitted to the Patent Institute during the opposition or appeal stage, and not simply on the arguments put forward by the parties. Trademark owners are thus advised to submit all relevant documents to the institute during the opposition or appeal stage.

Scope of Protection for Non-Turkish Trademarks

June 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Mehmet GĂĽn & Partners .

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In Turkey, the rights of the holder of genuine rights in a trademark obtained through prior extensive use in the market are protected pursuant to Article 8/3 of Decree-Law 556. Recent decisions by the Court of Appeal indicate that this extensive use also extends to use in member countries of the Paris Convention and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Court Increases Liability for Breaches of Online Banking Security

June 2007 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Mehmet GĂĽn & Partners .

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A recent groundbreaking decision of the Court of Appeal made headlines by finding a well-established Turkish bank liable for damages as a result of online theft by hackers. The decision sets an optimistic precedent for victims of online banking theft in Turkey.