END OF THE FREE INTERNET OR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE EU DIGITAL COPYRIGHT REGIME

The European Parliament’s decision to approve the new EU Copyright Directive on 26 March 2019 saw huge protests and demonstrations against this directive. The main focus of these protests was Article 17, the so called “Upload Filter”, which aims to force tech giants like Google, YouTube, Facebook etc. to change their current upload system to …

WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY

 I. OVERVIEW Turkey has a rather strict policy regarding foreign employment where the work permit applications procedures are tied to numerous criteria. It should be noted that the regulations regarding the work permit applications are quite complex and although the main regulation regarding work permits is the International Labor Law No. 6735 (the Law), most …

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION AND USE OF BIOMETRIC DATA IN TURKEY

I.PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION OVERVIEW Personal data protection was a controversial topic in Turkey for many years, mainly due to the European Union ascension procedures. Although Turkey signed and is therefore a party to the European Union Treaty No. 108 Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regards to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Treaty 108) …

ANTI-COUNTERFEITING RAIDS UNDER TURKISH LAW

Emir Aksoy LL.M., LL.M. IP Turkey is a member to the WIPO and is a signatory to the major Intellectual Property related Agreements including Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Berne Convention, Trademark Law Treaty Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and as well as TRIPS Agreement. Until January 10, 2017, trademark protection …

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