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Consumer Products

Turkey

Consumer products is one of the fastest growing sectors in Turkey and emerging Europe generally. For many years we have helped leading international and domestic brands establish a presence in the region and to grow and protect their business successfully. Our advice is informed by an in-depth understanding of the sector and covers all critical opportunities and challenges for your business, including globalisation, online marketplaces, supply chain management, growing retail buyer power and increasing consumer pressure and media scrutiny. All place new demands on your management and business strategy, but also drive the need for commercially astute legal advice. Whether you are a supplier, investor or other stakeholder, we have sector specific experience in transactional, regulatory and contentious matters.

Our international team is structured around the key sectors of consumer products including cosmetics, clothing, electronics, health & beauty, food & drink, retail, household equipment and manufacturing. We provide a comprehensive legal and regulatory service from the financing and acquisition of companies, through to antitrust and unfair competition law, media management, nutritional and health claims, advertising and marketing, strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, data protection, outsourcing, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, product recalls and more. Our experts will keep you informed of the latest sector insight and developments, giving you a commercial, as well as a legal, edge.

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23/05/2019
Tack­ling single-use plastics: the ad­vent of many leg­al meas­ures which...
Yes­ter­day’s an­nounce­ment that sub­ject to cer­tain ex­cep­tions plastic straws, plastic stemmed cot­ton buds and plastic bever­age stir­rers in Eng­land will be pro­hib­ited from sup­ply as of April 2020 has gained much me­dia at­ten­tion in the UK.
09/05/2019
The law on product safety is on its way
The Draft Law on Product Safety and Tech­nic­al Reg­u­la­tions (“Law”) is ex­pec­ted to be pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette soon. This Law aims to en­sure that products are safe and com­ply with the rel­ev­ant tech­nic­al reg­u­la­tions.
03/01/2019
The stamp duty cap for 2019
The stamp duty cap for 2019 has been an­nounced as TRY 2. 642. 810. In ac­cord­ance with the Stamp Duty Law No:488, any leg­al doc­u­ments signed in Tur­key, or signed abroad where the be­ne­fi­cial in­terest of the parties lies in Tur­key, will be sub­ject to stamp duty,.
05/11/2018
Tur­key: ob­lig­at­ory use of Do­mest­ic Pro­duc­tion Logo on la­bels and price...
The Com­mu­niqué on The Use of the Do­mest­ic Pro­duc­tion Logo on the La­bels and Price Lists of Goods (“Com­mu­niqué”), which has been ex­pec­ted for a long time, has been pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette dated 5 Oc­to­ber 2018.
02/11/2018
Tack­ling plastic – new meas­ures for the food and drink in­dustry
In the au­tumn 2018 Budget, the UK gov­ern­ment an­nounced that it will in­tro­duce a tax on plastic pack­aging pro­duced in, or im­por­ted in­to, the UK, which con­tains less than 30% re­cycled con­tent (sub­ject to con­sulta­tion).
10/10/2018
Re­stric­tion on the use of For­eign Cur­rency in Turk­ish Con­tracts Ex­emp­tions...
As ex­plained in our E-alert of 19 Septem­ber 2018, on 13 Septem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic of Tur­key re­stric­ted the use of for­eign cur­rency de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments for cer­tain types of con­tracts among Turk­ish res­id­ents (the “Re­stric­tion”).
27/09/2018
Na­tion­al gambling au­thor­it­ies is­sue a de­clar­a­tion in which they raise...
On 17 Septem­ber 2018, 17 gambling reg­u­lat­ors is­sued a de­clar­a­tion in which they raised their con­cerns re­lated to the blur­ring lines between gambling and gam­ing. The de­clar­a­tion iden­ti­fies four main areas of con­cern: skin bet­ting, loot boxes, so­cial casino gam­ing.
27/09/2018
Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity fines on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or EUR 312,500
The Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity (DGA) has im­posed a fine of EUR 312,500 on on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or Mr Green Ltd (Mr Green), which ex­ploits the web­site www. mr­green. com, for vi­ol­at­ing the Dutch Bet­ting and Gam­ing Act (WOK).
19/09/2018
New re­stric­tion on for­eign cur­rency-de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments...
Ef­fect­ive from 13 Septem­ber, Tur­key has re­stric­ted for­eign cur­rency-de­nom­in­ated or in­dexed pay­ments among res­id­ents in Tur­key in re­la­tion to the: sale of mov­able and im­mov­able prop­erty; lease of mov­able and im­mov­able prop­erty, in­clud­ing without lim­it­a­tion.
25/07/2018
Kenzo v Kenzo Es­tate: The CJEU con­siders the ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late...
In­tro­duc­tion The latest de­cision of the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU”) in the Kenzo case provides use­ful guid­ance on ad­miss­ib­il­ity of late evid­ence in EU trade mark ap­peal pro­ceed­ings and cla­ri­fies the mean­ing of ‘un­fair ad­vant­age’ for well-known.
14/06/2018
CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade...
On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU rendered its much-awaited judge­ment in the case about Louboutin’s red sole trade mark, rul­ing that this trade mark does not re­late to a spe­cif­ic shape of sole for high-heeled shoes since the de­scrip­tion ex­pli­citly.
07/06/2018
In­de­pend­ent re­view of in­teg­rity in ten­nis
In early 2016, the four or­gan­isa­tions prin­cip­ally re­spons­ible for gov­ern­ing pro­fes­sion­al ten­nis at the in­ter­na­tion­al level, the ATP, the WTA, the ITF and the Grand Slam Board (the "In­ter­na­tion­al Gov­ern­ing Bod­ies") ap­poin­ted an In­de­pend­ent Re­view Pan­el (the.