IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT STOCK

07.07.2020

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

We all have been experiencing anxious times globally, and despite the major changes and challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, life goes on with the “new normal”.

Since its foundation in 1887 by H.W. Stock, a patent agent originally from the United Kingdom, the Stock firm witnessed many crises, including two world wars and instinctively knows how to respond to crisis situations. With your continued cooperation and confidence in our expertise, we are proud to be able to provide uninterrupted service in the field of intellectual property law for 133 years!

The pandemic entered into our lives while we were working on significant changes for bringing our firm into the future as a more modern, forward-thinking and creative organization. Some of those changes have recently been finalized, and we are writing today to share with you some exciting news at Stock.

The first news is about our corporate identity. We have initiated a process of change in every field that represents us to the outside world starting with our firm logo, which we have been using proudly for many years. We thought it was time for our logo to evolve into a brand that better reflects the dynamics of the contemporary business world, and from now on, our new logo – seen here – will accompany us as we share 133 years of knowledge and expertise combined with our solution and communication-oriented approach.

Another change is regarding our firm name. For a long time, Turkish laws prevented Turkish companies from having a title with a foreign name. We therefore had to use our name as “STOK” in the national area. As these requirements have recently been relaxed, we now have the opportunity to use our founder’s name STOCK on a global platform.

We have also made a conceptual change in our title in line with the expansion of our practice and expertise. Stock was founded at the end of the industrial revolution and our title read “industrial property services” which represented the nature of the firm’s clientele in the 19th as well as early 20th century. However, in the 21st century we find our world transformed into a unique living space designed by cutting-edge technologies and artificial intelligence inventions. We therefore felt that the phrase “intellectual property services” better represented the services we provide.

As a result, we are pleased to announce that we changed our name to Stock Intellectual Property Services A.S. Our official Turkish name is changed to Stock Fikri Mülkiyet Hizmetleri A.Ş.

In addition to the corporate identity changes mentioned above, our management structure has also been reorganized in an effort to strengthen the management of a family firm. While the members of the family are still actively engaged in operations and management, some of our senior associates have also taken key positions in the firm. We believe that these changes are paramount for ensuring the continuation of providing high quality services as well as for the sustainability of our century-old firm.

We sincerely believe that the above changes will be of great significance for our existing partnership, cooperation and the trusted relationship, which we look forward to deepening and strengthening in the years ahead.

Stay healthy and optimistic!

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