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Section III

 

Article 12

Turkey undertakes, on condition of reciprocity, to adopt all the necessary legislative and administrative measures, and to allow access to the Courts in order to protect goods the produce or manufacture of any one of the other Contracting Powers from all forms of unfair competition in commercial transactions.

Turkey undertakes, also on condition of reciprocity, to prohibit and repress by appropriate remedies the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, sale or offering for sale in her territory of all goods bearing upon themselves or their get-up or wrappings any marks, names, devices or descriptions whatsoever which are calculated to convey, directly or indirectly, false indications of the origin, type nature or special characteristics of such goods.

Article 13

Turkey undertakes on condition that reciprocity is accorded in these matters, to respect any law or any administrative or judicial decision given in conformity with such law in force in any other Contracting State and duly communicated to her by the proper authorities, defining or regulating the right to any regional appellation in respect of products which derive their special qualities from the soil or the climate, or the conditions under which the use of any such appellation may be permitted; and the importation, exportation, manufacture, distribution, sale or offering for sale of products or articles bearing regional appellations inconsistent with such laws or orders shall be prohibited by Turkey and repressed by the measures prescribed by article 12.

Article 14

Turkey undertakes, within a period of twelve months from the coming into force of the present Convention:

1)To accede in the prescribed form to the International Convention of Paris of the 20th March, 1883, for the protection of industrial property, revised at Washington on the 2nd of June, 1911;

2)To accede also to the International Convention of Berne of the 9th September, 1886, for the protection of literary and artistic works, revised at Berlin on the 13th November, 1908, and the additional protocol of Berne of the 20th March, 1914,relating to the protection of literary and artistic works.

The other Powers signatory to the present Convention will raise no objection, while it remains in force, to the reserve which Turkey proposes to make with regard to the provisions of the aforesaid Conventions and Protocol respecting the right of translation into the Turkish language, if the other Powers, co-signatories of those Conventions and Protocol, have not them solves raised any objection to the said reserve during the year following the coming into force of the present Convention.

In the event of the Powers signatory to the present Convention not maintaining their adhesion to the Turkish reserve respecting the rights of translation, Turkey will not be bound to maintain her adhesion to the Conventions and Protocol mentioned above;

3)Within the same period to recognise and protect by effective legislation, in accordance with the principles of the said Conventions, the industrial, literary and artistic property of the nationals of the other Contracting Powers.

Article 15

Special conventions between the countries interested shall determine all questions relative to the records, registers and designs in connection with the services relating to industrial, literary and artistic property, and their eventual transmission or communication by the Turkish offices to the offices of the States in favour of which territory is detached from Turkey.