Intellectual property rights in Turkey

A “know before you go” guide to help UK businesses on how to protect and enforce your IP when trading in Turkey.



Turkey is an emerging market for UK business. You should consider how to manage or protect your intellectual property (IP) if you are thinking about:.

  • exporting to Turkey
  • manufacturing your products in Turkey
  • licensing your IP in Turkey

If you are looking for more general advice for doing business in Turkey, the Department for International Trade’s online country guides may also be helpful.

Seeking professional advice

The UK IPO has information on the different types of IP rights and what they protect. However, IP rights are protected differently in different countries. It is important to get the right advice on IP strategy and the different ways you can protect your IP. If you are seeking to register your IP, or if your IP is infringed in Turkey, you should seek advice from local IP lawyers to guide you through the processes.

You may find the following websites useful:

Published 10 November 2016
Last updated 28 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. IP right for Turkey updated.

  2. First published.