COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ISSUED FOR MARINE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN TURKEY

The COVID-19, new type of Corona virus, has spread aggressively to many countries around the the world after first appearing at the Republic of China in December 2019. As the speed and effect of the  epidemic reaches important dimension, the World Health Organization (WHO) described the epidemic as a “pandemic” and increased the global risk level …

The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey

The New Law Amending Certain Laws on Health in Turkey The Law amending certain laws on health with the purpose to update regulations in accordance with practices concerning pharmaceutical industry, to preclude the violence against healthcare providers, to ensure the healthcare services are given better and more efficient, to regulate donating eggs and reproductive cells …

Mandatory Mediation in Turkey

As of 1 January 2019; mediation became mandatory for court actions related to IP law including trade marks, designs and patents and including monetary/compensation claims. Provisions related to mandatory mediation will not apply to court actions pending before first instance courts, district courts of appeal and the Court of Cassation. However; the parties may still …

New Procedure to Apply Sanctions on Promotional Activities related to Medical Devices in Turkey

Turkish Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has recently announced that the sanctions for sales centers provided under the Article 28/5 regarding the breach of Article 21 of the Regulation on Sales, Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices (“Regulation”) shall be applied automatically by the system and no official letter shall be sent to the breaching sales centers …

Exceptions to the Prohibition of Payments in Foreign Currency among Residents in Turkey

The payments in foreign currencies or indexed foreign currency have been prohibited on September 13, 2018 by the Presidential Decree which is amending The Decree Numbered 32 on Protection of the Value of Turkish Currency. The Amendment Communique (No.2018-32/51) which clarifies the new implementation and exceptions has been published in the Official Gazette on October 6, …

Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures

Recent debates in Turkey between some of Turkish motion picture producers and a foreign based entertainment groups which distribute and display motion pictures prompt the legislator to make amendments to the current legislation in order to dissolve the discussions. Thereupon, The Law on Amendments to The Law on Evaluation, Classification and Promotion of Motion Pictures …

Overview of Skinny Labels Issue in Light of the Second Medical Use Patents and Regulations in Turkey

Patent protection of the newly discovered indications as well as the dosages, dosage routes and dosage regimen of the new forms of use, constitute an important part of managing intellectual property rights pertaining to pharmaceuticals. In the pharmaceutical area, a different field of use of a known molecule can be subject to a patent. If …