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Barış Kalaycı

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Gün + Partners

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Anti-Counterfeiting
Trademarks and Designs
Business Crimes and Anti-Corruption
Copyrights

Position

Partner

Barış Kalaycı joined the firm in 1997 and has been a Partner since 2010. He is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and business crime and anti-corruption practices.

His Intellectual Property practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights. He has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy campaigns and civil litigation cases mostly with preliminary injunction requests involving all aspects of IP rights. He also has a special focus on customs IP protection against counterfeit goods being exported, imported and in transit.

Baris also leads the firm’s in-house investigations department which supports the investigative needs of all the firm’s clients and practice groups, especially in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters.

Barış also leads the teams in major business crimes and anti-corruption cases as well as some high profile commercial litigation.

Languages

English, Turkish

Member

International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI),
Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Parallel Import Committee
Ethics & Reputation Society (TEID)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)
Transparency International Turkey
Istanbul Bar Association

Education

Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul, (LL.M. Candidate 2018)
Middlesex University, UK (DPSI Diploma, 2000)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ankara (LL.B. 1997)


Turkey

Compliance

Within: Compliance

Gün + Partners advises on regulatory compliance, anti-corruption, internal investigations, and external and criminal investigations related to matters including fraud, theft and breach of trust. The practice is led by Barış Kalaycı and Pelin Baysal. Another standout figure is managing associate Filiz Toprak Esin, who is experienced in compliance law and anti-corruption. Clients include multinational companies from multiple sectors, including life sciences, retail, construction and finance.

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Intellectual property

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Barış Kalaycı - Gün + Partners

Within: Intellectual property

Market powerhouse Gün + Partners has a stellar list of multinational clients spanning the media, retail, energy and finance sectors, for whom it handles patents, trade marks, anti-counterfeiting and IP prosecution. In a recent highlight, the team represented multiple clients, including Gucci and other fashion brands in a raid on counterfeit goods in Turkey, which resulted in the seizure of 2.1 million fake goods. The practice is jointly led by Uğur Aktekin, Mehmet Gün, Özge Atılgan Karakulak and Barış Kalaycı, who is ‘an expert in anti-counterfeiting matters and the go-to person for brand protection’. In January 2017, the firm strengthened the practice by inviting Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and the recommended Zeynep Seda Alhas into partnership.

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    The latest trend in the Turkish food industry is to attract consumers by adding nutrients to food products and marketing them as quick and easy solutions to health problems such as cholesterol. However, in general the Advertising Board holds such advertisements to be misleading to consumers and often orders that the advertising cease.
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    On November 1, 2018, Personal Data Protection Board ("Board"), acting under the Personal Data Protection Authority, published its principle decision with number 2018/119 in the Official Gazette, which then corrected on November 7, 2018 ("Decision"). Board's Decision is regarding prevention of promotional notifications, e-mail messages, text messages and calls that data subjects might receive from data controllers and data processors.
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