Turkey fights against fake goods with new law

New legislation brings prison terms as well as fines for infringements

Turkey fights against fake goods with new law

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish parliament has passed new laws to crack down on counterfeit goods.

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey ratified new legislation on industrial property rights late on Wednesday.

The new legislation will introduce new prison terms and fines for those convicted of marketing counterfeit goods.

Prison terms for those who infringe a trademark by producing or selling fake goods or services will vary from one year to three. Fines will be imposed for prison terms less than 21 days.

Last April, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office announced that imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, or around 2.5 percent of global imports.

U.S., Italian and French brands are among those hardest hit by counterfeiting.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2016, 12:29