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Knowledgeable, business-oriented and creative’ IP specialist Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership is adept at securing, maintaining and enforcing IP rights. It represents multinational companies in relation to trade mark litigation, copyright, anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting, trade mark prosecution, licensing and patents. The sizeable team, which is led by Aydin Deris, Serra Coral, Okan Çan and the ‘very experiencedKerim Yardimci, is noted for its ‘extensive research capabilities and prompt replies’. Senior associate Muazzez Koruturk, who is ‘one of a kind and has a bright future ahead of her’, is also recommended.

Gün + Partners advises a vast array of high-profile international clients in the media, retail, energy and finance sectors. Areas of expertise include litigation, advisory, transactions, prosecution matters, trade marks, designs and copyrights, patents and utility models. The team acts for various highbrow fashion brands and recently organised an anti-counterfeiting project confiscating 12,000 counterfeit products from manufacturers and retailers and rising awareness for police forces around trade mark infringement. The nine-partner team of ‘experienced litigators’ is led by Mehmet Gün, Uğur Aktekin, Barış Kalaycı and Özge Atılgan Karakulak. Selin Sinem Erciyas, Hande Hançar Çelik, Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and Zeynep Seda Alhas are also recommended.

Moroglu Arseven covers the full range of IP matters including trade mark transactions and registration, copyright, patent enforcement and litigation, prosecution and anti-counterfeiting programmes. Key sectors of expertise include IT, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, retail and automotive. The team represents various high-profile clients including Starbucks, Samsung, Twitter, Amazon and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Practice head Işık Özdoğan specialises in developing customised anti-counterfeiting programmes. Gökçe İzgi and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar are recommended alongside senior associate Ece Berkman.

NSN Law Firm advises on the full gamut of IP law including investigations, registrations, litigation and enforcement. Areas of expertise include portfolio management, copyright, trade marks, patents, anti-counterfeiting and regulatory advice. Sectors of expertise include pharmaceutical, food and beverage, telecoms and media. The ‘very professionalSelma Ünlü and Nazli Selek head the team, which is ‘responsive and has a good communication style’. Gülay Göksu and Simge Şahin both made partner.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law handles trade marks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and IP-related transactions. Other areas of expertise include IP infringements and litigation. The team represents high-profile multinational media companies including Twitter, Google, YouTube and Warner Bros. Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz head the team.

Güner Law Office advises domestic and multinational clients on various IP issues including transactional and contentious matters. Areas of expertise include IP registrations, transfers, licensing, copyright and IP infringement matters. 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Fox Networks all instruct the team headed by Ece Güner Toprak with support from Burçak Kurt Biçer. Senior associate Can Güner joined from an in-house role at energy company Teknokon Group.

Esin Attorney Partnership, Member of Baker & McKenzie International advises clients on trade mark and copyright law with a focus on trade mark prosecution, customs seizures, domain name disputes and copyright infringements. It also advises on due diligence of IP-related M&A transactions. Unilever, General Motors, General Electric and Hasbro count among the team's clients. Senior associate Mine Güner serves as practice head.

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke advises on the full range of IP matters including patents, trade marks, domain names and copyright. Other areas of expertise include litigation, enforcement, registration, licensing, franchising IP transfers and distribution. Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen and Bige Yücel head the team. Gulf is a key client.

IP boutique firm Kenaroglu Avukatlik Burosu advises on trade marks, patents, investigations, enforcement, prosecutions and litigation. Clients include Giorgio Armani, Prada and Volvo. The ‘very professional, fast and responsiveYasemin Kenaroglu heads the team, which is ‘extremely competent and provides practical solutions to complicated cases’.

IP boutique SULUK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM handles copyrights, trade marks, patents, utility models, designs and domain name matters. Other areas of expertise include IP-related disputes such as unfair competition and trade mark infringements. Cahit Suluk heads the team, which has particular expertise in the IT, telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors.

TURUNÇ adeptly handles trade mark registrations, portfolio management, software licensing and IP assignment agreements. On the contentious side it covers trade mark and patent litigation, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and litigating against theft of trade secrets. Clients include BigChefs, Camper Shoes, Android Industries and Al Fakher. Counsel Esin Çamlibel heads the team.

Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki advises on IP protection, e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, data protection, copyright, licensing, registration, regulatory compliance, infringement and litigation. Clients include inventors, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses. Galip Selçuk and Özgür Akman head the team.

BTS & Partners provides strategic and regulatory advice to mainly IT and pharmaceuticals companies and handles both copyright and trade marks matters. Yasin Beceni, Tugrul Sevim and Batu Kınıkoğlu head the team. Selin Beceni is another name to note.

CCAO is particularly focused on IP rights enforcement and protection. Areas of expertise include trade marks, industrial designs, negotiation and drafting of licensing agreements, copyrights and trade secrets. The team also deals with IP-related arbitration, mediation and litigation. Clients include MGM Resorts International and Sun Pharma Global. Tolga Semiz heads the team.

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm advises on a range of IP matters including trade marks, patents, IP litigation and copyrights. Clients include GroupM, eBay, 3M and Mobilus. Ayca Aranci heads the team. Former practice co-head Kağan Dora departed for Balcioglu Selçuk Akman Keki.

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership handles patents, trade marks, anti-counterfeiting, IP litigation and unfair competition matters. Clients include Renault, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent Parfums. Esra Dündar Loiseau heads the ‘fantastic and knowledgeable’ team.

TILEGAL - TOPDEMIR INANDIOGLU KOMUC LAW OFFICE is adept at handling patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, litigation and IP-related transactions. Key sectors include life sciences, TMT, consumer goods and retail. Emre Durgun and Cem Topdemir head the team.

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