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Private Expert Reports and Cross Examination In Patent Litigation

Private Expert Reports and Cross Examination In Patent Litigation

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Legislation

The Turkish Procedural Law No: 6100 in force since October 01, 2011 introduced a new procedure enabling the parties to submit private expert reports to the court action. Another important development was to introduce the cross examination procedure to in respect of the expert examination in the civil litigation.

Article 293 stipulates that parties may obtain and submit as evidence, scientific private reports from an expert in the field of the matter subject to the court action. The Court, upon the request of the parties or on its own discretion, may decide to hear the private expert who prepared the report and may set a hearing to this effect. Necessary questions may be directed to the private expert in this hearing. The expert report shall not be taken into consideration, should the private expert fail to attend this hearing.

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Counterfeiting Through Small Shipments - Border Measures

Counterfeiting Through Small Shipments - Border Measures

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According to a study in terms of economy-specific patterns, the analysis indicated that a few provenance economies dominate small parcel trade. These include China, Hong Kong (China), India, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.1

The list which points out "top 10 provenance economies of small shipments containing fakes for the IP-intense sectors" published in this study ranked Turkey number 3 in "Perfumery and cosmetics", number 4 in "Articles of leathers & handbags", number 4 in "Clothing and textile fabrics", number 5 in "footwear", number 7 in "jewellery" and number 5 in "watches" referring to customs seizure data. The statistics mentioned in the study obviously leads to the necessity deterring measures against the small shipments.

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