13th September, 2017
The new IP Code and the (ad hoc) regulation on the code of conduct bring new rules regarding the exercise of the profession especially from a disciplinary stand point and aim to frame the relation of patent & trademark attorneys with their clients, peers and the Office.
The new IP Code establishes:
- a new professional code of conduct specified in the (ad hoc) regulation,
- new sanctions against breach of professional rules of conduct,
- a new disciplinary board as an internal organ of the Office with power to sanction breach of professional rules of conduct.
Further information is available here.
M. N. Aydın Deriş
FICPI Member - Turkey