Problems in the Registration of Trade Names and Proposals for These Problems

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BİLGE M. E. , KARASU R., Altintas A., Kocak H.

ISTANBUL HUKUK MECMUASI, vol.77, no.2, pp.773-812, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/mecmua.2019.77.2.0010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.773-812
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


A trade name is the name used to identify merchants from others in their business operations. The registration procedure of trade names shall have the necessary features to protect the interests of the merchant, other relevant persons and the public. The subject of this article is to examine the registration procedure of trade names in Turkish law; to identify problems emerging during the registration process and to propose solutions for these problems. In this regard, opinions in academic studies and the regulations in comparative law are considered.