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Sponsors AGM 2024

Destek Patent

Destek Patent

For more than 40 years, Destek Patent has been a leading company in the field of intellectual property consultancy, providing services in 195 countries with 11 regional offices in Türkiye and 4 regional (Switzerland, Kazakhstan, the UAE, and the UK) offices abroad.

Destek Patent provides prosecution services with outstanding competence and global litigation experience since 1983. Destek Patent provides services for PBRs, copyrights, trademarks, patents/utility models, designs, geographical indications, topographies of integrated circuits and emerges as a pioneering consulting firm closely involved in monitoring and processing applications within the realm of plant diversity in Türkiye. By filing approximately 10% of all plant variety applications nationwide, it makes a significant contribution to the sector and actively supports developments in this field.
In 2001, Destek Patent achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first in Türkiye to receive ISO 9000 and ISO 9001:2000 quality management system certifications specifically for Intellectual Property Rights. Destek Patent has certified the quality and reliability of its services with the internationally recognized ISO 10002 customer satisfaction management, ISO 10668 trademark valuation, and ISO 27001 information security management certificates. This accomplishment underscores Destek Patent's commitment to raising awareness about Intellectual Property Rights within the country. The company played a crucial role in establishing prominent associations such as the International Patent Association (UPB), LES Türkiye, and AIPPI Türkiye.

In 2019, Destek Patent launched an awareness and training campaign under the slogan "OWN YOUR IDEA." As part of this corporate social responsibility initiative, free training sessions are provided to students, entrepreneurs, SMEs, technology transfer offices, as well as sector foundations and associations. Through these efforts, Destek Patent has reached nearly 14,000 individuals, effectively disseminating knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights.

The Own Your Idea project aligns with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, with a particular emphasis on Goal 8, "Decent Work and Economic Growth," and Goal 9, "Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure." The project's impact was recognized with the "Silver Award" at the 13th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit - Sustainable Development Goals Awards Ceremony held in 2021.

Since its inception, Destek Patent has been driven by a commitment to maintain its national leadership, raise awareness of Intellectual Property Rights, and enhance customer competitiveness in global markets by fostering innovation. Leveraging over four decades of knowledge, experience, and specialized expertise, Destek Patent aims to provide prompt, reliable, advantageous, and value-added services to its clients.

Our extensive experience, spanning over 260,000 trademarks, up to 48,000 patents and utility models, and up to 330,000 design consultations and attorney engagements in both national and international contexts, is evident in every facet of our work.

With a strong determination to establish itself as a global brand in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Destek Patent has maintained its leadership position in Türkiye since 1995.

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

Panitch Schwarze is a U.S. law firm that focuses on intellectual property (IP) law and related issues, including a large practice relating to plant IP rights. The team at Panitch Schwarze has deep knowledge of the horticulture, agriculture, and cannabis industries, including a strong understanding of the issues facing companies within these industries and how that impacts their IP goals and strategies. We assist businesses in these industries develop effective strategies for safeguarding, monetizing, and enforcing their IP rights, and then we take the necessary legal actions to put those strategies into action. We take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses, which allows us to determine what IP strategies to employ to help them reach their business goals, including decisions on what should be patented and trademarked and what should be maintained as trade secrets, as well as what type of licensing strategies to employ to best monetize their IP assets.

We assist clients in protecting both sexually and asexually reproduced novel plant varieties, as well as transgenic plants, both domestically and internationally, through plant and utility patents, PVP certificates, and PBR certificates. We also assist in developing an appropriate brand strategy around those novel plant varieties, and in securing necessary trademark protections to effectuate that strategy. We assist in developing an effective licensing strategy to meet the business goals of the company and can prepare and negotiate the licenses needed to put that strategy in place. And we assist in enforcement issues relating to those IP rights through proceedings at the patent office and the U.S. federal courts.

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