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May 30, 2017

TİTCK Results Reveals Decreased Unsafe and Non-Compliant Medical Devices and Cosmetic Products

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent developments In mid May, 2017, the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) announced the Q1 results of its market surveillance and inspection conducted in the medical devices and cosmetics sectors between January and March 2017. Of the 1,253 medical devices and cosmetic products inspected in total, 509 have been detected as unsafe or […]

May 12, 2017

Turkey Announces Pharmaceutically Similar Products for Pricing of Medicinal Products for Human Use

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent developments The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (the “TITCK”) recently announced a list of pharmaceutically similar products to be used as a base for the pricing of medicinal products for human use. The list is accessible through this link (in Turkish). Background “Pharmaceutically similar products” are products determined by the TITCK for products […]

May 10, 2017

Turkey Adopts New Regulation on Package Information, Manuals and Tracking of Medicinal Products for Human Use

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent developments To harmonize the standards of packaging and labeling of medicinal products for human use with those of the EU, the Ministry of Health recently adopted the Regulation on Package Information, Manuals and Tracking of Medicinal Products for Human Use (the “Regulation”). The Regulation is adopted based on EC Directive No. 2001/83/EC and EU […]

April 25, 2017

Turkey: IP Courts Dismiss Non-Use Cancellation Actions for Trademarks Filed Prior to January 10, 2017

Legal Alerts
Intellectual Property

Recent developments 2017 is being an unprecedented year for IP rights in Turkey. As we announced in our alert dated January 11, 2017, the long awaited Industrial Property Law entered into force and abolished the Decree No. 556 on Protection of Trademark Rights (“Trademark Decree“), which was in effect since 1995. While expected and welcomed […]

April 24, 2017

Turkish Pharmaceutical Market: What the Numbers Say

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent developments The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (the “TİTCK”) recently published its third survey report (the “Report”) on the Turkish pharmaceutical market. The Report analyzes the pharmaceutical market in Turkey in terms of sales volumes for the term of June-December 2014 (the “Term”).  The Report is available here (in Turkish). What the Report Says […]

April 17, 2017

Changes to Turkish Specifications of Food Additives

Legal Alerts
International Commercial and Trade

Recent Development To harmonize its technical criteria on food additives with those of the European Union, Turkey has repealed the following three communiqués on the purity criteria of sweeteners, colors and other food additives and adopted a new regulation reestablishing specifications for all food additives: The Communiqué No. 2002/27 on the Turkish Food Codex Purity […]

April 14, 2017

Turkey Ratifies the MEDICRIME Convention

Legal Alerts
Healthcare

Recent developments The Turkish Parliament recently ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (the “MEDICRIME Convention“) through Law No. 6964 Approving the Ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention, which was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on April 2, 2017. […]

April 13, 2017

Turkey Further Revises Toy Safety Regulation

Legal Alerts
International Commercial and Trade

Recent Development The Toy Safety Regulation entered into force on April 4, 2017 with certain revisions, as you may recall from our previous legal alerts of October 6 and March 14, 2017. Most of the amendments entered into force on April 4, 2017, whereas some revisions will enter into force on May 24 and November […]

April 12, 2017

11th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court Hands Down Several Decisions Confirming Application of the Good Faith Principle to Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction

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Dispute Resolution

Recent development In a series of recent decisions, the 11th Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled that a Turkish defendant is barred from raising a motion for lack of jurisdiction on the grounds that a foreign court has jurisdiction by agreement by application of the good faith principle enshrined under Article 2 of the […]

April 3, 2017

Turkey Introduces Environmental Information System for Waste Control

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International Commercial and Trade

Recent developments The Regulation on Waste Control was recently amended to introduce new waste control procedures. The amendments were published on the Official Gazette and entered into force on March 23, 2017. Background The Regulation on Waste Control is the main piece of legislation governing the control of waste, other than specific types of waste […]

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