Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

ATG Law Firm fields an IP practice that advises on the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues, including anti-counterfeiting raids and trade mark applications.
Boutique IP practice ERDEM, KAYA & PARTNERS fields a team that includes in-house patent attorneys alongside lawyers who are also trademark attorneys.
Hansu Law Office is noted for its advice on the IP aspects of marketing campaigns, covering licensing and copyright agreements.
Sezekkaplan Lawyers represents multinational companies in IP disputes as well as handling advisory matters.

Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property

Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership

Deris, since 1912, has been one-stop shop for IP services with one of the largest and internationally regarded IP litigation, prosecution and advisory team.The firm has been a pioneer in shaping the IP landscape by obtaining the precedent decisions and participating the preparation of the IP legislation upon the invitation of the legislative bodies. Deris …

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Intellectual property in Turkey

Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership

A stalwart of Turkish intellectual property law, Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership is a boutique firm with over a century of experience in the field and currently acts for a wealth of multinationals in IP prosecution, litigation and advisory matters. Standout areas of expertise include trade mark litigation, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement, and copyright and anti-piracy issues. Leadership of the team is coordinated between seven partners; the key names include Serra Coral, an expert in international IP litigation; Emre Kerim Yardımcı, who assists with portfolio management and IP disputes, with a niche specialism in domain names; Okan Can, who advises on protection and enforcement for market-leading companies; Feride Utku and Muazzez Korutürk, both of whom were promoted to partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş  ; Serra Coral; Emre Kerim Yardımcı; Okan Can; Oya Yalvac; Muazzez Korutürk; Feride Utku

Other key lawyers:

Bilge Taskara; Elif Kayral

Key clients

Dystar

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners advises on all areas of IP, with specialised sub-practice groups collaborating closely on patent, trade mark, industrial design and copyright matters. With ‘great knowledge of practice and procedure before the Turkish courts‘, the team is also adept at representing its clients in contentious matters. Co-leading the team are Uğur Aktekin, who advises multinationals on the full range of IP issues; Barış Kalaycı, who focuses on trade mark enforcement, copyright and unfair competition matters; and Özge Atılgan Karakulak, who uses his 15 years of experience ‘to effectively navigate clients through litigation. Zeynep Seda Alhas and Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın are both well-regarded up-and-coming partners.

Practice head(s):

Uğur Aktekin; Barış Kalaycı; Özge Atılgan Karakulak

Other key lawyers:

Aysel Korkmaz Yatkin; Mutlu Yıldırım Köse; Hande Hançar; Zeynep Seda Alhas

Testimonials

‘We work with Gün on IP matters, in particular anti-counterfeiting issues. They have fantastic experts in this field.’

‘We work with Zeynep Seda Alhas and she is a great lawyer – very responsive and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. Zeynep is a real expert in anti-counterfeiting matters and sets up very effective anti-counterfeiting strategies for clients. Highly recommended.’

‘The team has great knowledge of trade mark law.’

‘Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and Uğur Aktekin are responsive and provide good value for money due to their expertise and the quality of their work. On a personal level, they are also a pleasure to work with. They both have good spoken and written English, which makes it easier when passing on their advice to clients in the UK.’

‘Gün and Partners have provided me with practical, commercial advice and are willing to take an innovative approach to advice, adapting to the nuances and cross-border implications of the industry that I work in.’

‘Hande Hançar is pragmatic and commercial. Her advice transcends the legal and considers the practical implications in the round, as well as local nuance, which is invaluable. She is a trusted adviser to me in Turkey and has helped us navigate a number of tricky issues successfully. Crucially, she listens to my business needs and priorities and provides solutions accordingly, unlike other firms I’ve used which have tended to try and dictate what they want me to do in a local law bubble without accounting for the needs and concerns of a global business.’

‘The team has great knowledge of practice and procedure before the Turkish courts and uses this to provide timely, commercial advice. The team is very experienced in working as part of an international team on multi-jurisdictional cases. The team is very responsive and is able to provide straightforward explanations of the complexities of litigating in Turkey.’

‘Özge Atılgan Karakulak has great experience of acting before the courts in Turkey and uses this to effectively navigate clients through litigation. Özge maintains a close involvement in cases and is always on top of the facts and issues.’

Work highlights

  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in an infringement action where the Istanbul IP Court handed down its first precautionary injunction for indirect use of a patent.
  • Acted for an Italian confectionary manufacturer in an unfair competition action against a local company arising from the local company’s use of infringing branded products.
  • Advised a French fashion company on counterfeit seizure orders.

Moroglu Arseven

IP is one of the cornerstone practices of full-service firm Moroglu ArsevenComparative Guides promotional icon and the team handles the full spectrum of contentious and advisory trade mark and patent matters. Its three partners have worked together for over ten years: Işık Özdoğan currently heads the practice, assisting a broad portfolio of companies and rights-owners at all stages of establishing, commercialising and protecting their assets in Turkey; Gökçe İzgi is the key contact for regulatory issues, while Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar focuses her practice on trade mark and unfair competition litigation. Senior associate Ece Berkman supports the team in trade mark and unfair competition litigation.

Practice head(s):

Işık Özdoğan

Other key lawyers:

Gökçe İzgi; Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar; Ece Berkman

Testimonials

‘The Moroglu Arseven team is diverse, reactive and forward-thinking.’

‘Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar is a star. She’s extremely hardworking, diligent, conscientious and flexible.’

‘There are many people involved in each case, making it easy to get a prompt response to our questions. They also provide very informative advice and recommendations. It is easy to work with them.’

‘The IP team at Moroglu are just great. We have already been working with them for more than ten years now and we will keep working with them. They are really involved and have a lot of knowledge.’

‘Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar and Işık Özdoğan are so pragmatic and hands-on. This is something we are always looking for. Apart from the fact that their level of expertise is very high, they can provide advice in such a way that it suits the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Starbucks

Toyota Motors Europe

Twitter

Samsung International

Amazon

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

Worldwide Brands

PVH Europe

Fossil

NSN Law Firm

NSN Law Firm counts IP as its core practice area and is especially strong on the contentious side, representing a host of multinational clients, while its non-contentious offering includes advice on regulatory compliance and licensing. Selma Ünlü has been part of the firm’s IP leadership team for ten years and is a seasoned litigator, handling trade mark, copyright and patent cases. Bilge Derinbay has a focus on copyright matters, while Gülay Göksu has experience in various disputes related to complex pharmaceutical patents and transactions before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and the Turkish courts. Simge Şahin advises clients across a range of industries on managing their IP portfolios. The four partners jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Selma Ünlü; Gülay Göksu; Simge Şahin; Bilge Derinbay

Testimonials

‘Responsive and commercially sound advice on trade marks.’

‘Gülay Göksu and Selma Ünlü’s advice is clear and straight to the point. Matters are dealt with very promptly.’

‘The team are very knowledgeable and are exceptional in terms of responsiveness and availability.’

‘Selma Ünlü is a superb lawyer and litigator, and my go-to person for Turkey.’

‘The team were very reactive and got straight to the key points of the issues we had to deal with in Turkey. Their assessment of the chances of success was sharp and the way they dealt the cases was efficient and professional without any ambiguities.’

‘NSN really stand out for the depth of the advice they provide and the additional research they undertake to ensure they are fully informed on a potential matter.’

‘The depth of advice provided really makes Gülay Göksu stand out.’

‘NSN Law Firm are one of the leading law firms in the intellectual property practice area. They provide high-quality legal services and their experience in this practice area is highly appreciated. They examine all issues in detail and prepare highly comprehensive and effective legal opinions. Selma Ünlü has extensive experience in each and every aspect of IP law – and thanks to her knowledge and experience in the field, she has the ability to make the impossible happen!’

Key clients

Sky

Société de Produits Nestle

Vodafone

J. Barbour & Sons

Sikorski

Work highlights

  • Represented Sikorski in a copyright infringement case that led to an award of treble damages assessed according to actual losses.
  • Represented Sky International in trade mark infringement litigation against Anadolu Yayıncılık, Avrupa Yayıncılık, Sky Haber Ajansı and Yeryüzü Yayıncılık that went to the Court of Appeal.
  • Acted for Raspberry Pi Foundation in a trade mark revocation action against the holder of the RASPBERRY trade mark, and the subsequent filing of the RASPBERRY PI trade mark.

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie Inter

Trade mark registration and enforcement is the standout strength of the dedicated IP practice at Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein. The team is led by well-regarded senior associate Mine Güner, who has a particular focus on the retail and consumer goods industries. The team’s advice to its wide-ranging client base is boosted by the strength of its international network, which allows for coordinated brand protection for multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Mine Güner

Other key lawyers:

Pelin Aydoğdu

Key clients

Hasbro

NBC Universal

Oyak (Turkish Military Pension Fund)

BI-QEM

Koch Companies

Work highlights

  • Advised Oyak on the due diligence and closing stages of the asset transfer agreement on the acquisition of Sagra group trade marks.
  • Advised Oyak on the due diligence and closing stages of the asset transfer agreement on the acquisition of Tamek group trade marks.

Kenaroglu Avukatlik Burosu

Kenaroglu Avukatlik Burosu is the specialist IP counsel to a host of local and international companies across a wide spectrum of sectors, managing portfolios and enforcing and defending trade marks, patents and copyright. Yasemin Kenaroglu, described by clients as ‘a strong ally when fighting trade mark battles in Turkey', co-leads the practice with Ali Bozoğlu, who joined from Gün + Partners in January 2021. Highly recommended senior associate Gökçe Dağdaş is ‘always on point with her legal advice'.

Practice head(s):

Yasemin Kenaroğlu; Ali Bozoğlu

Other key lawyers:

Gökçe Dağdaş

Testimonials

‘Great advice, great service, great people. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Yasemin Kenaroğlu is excellent. She provides sound advice and delivers on the advice given.’

‘A refreshingly pragmatic approach to problem solving – and most importantly their clients are placed front and centre. The team at Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Burosu is a model of integrity, professionalism and class!’

‘Yasemin Kenaroğlu, Ali Bozoğlu and Gökçe Dağdaş have been a consistent source of expertise. We feel confident and assured knowing they’re on our side. And they deliver!’

‘The team delivers on-point advice with a sophisticated legal strategy.’

‘Yasemin Kenaroğlu is a strong ally when fighting trade mark battles in Turkey. She has a profound knowledge of the law and can make a difference in trade mark prosecution or litigation. Gökçe Dağdaş is always on point with her legal advice and guidance throughout trade mark proceedings.’

Key clients

Volvo Trademark Holding Ab

Giorgio Armani S.P.A.

Prada S.A.

Industria De Diseno Textil, S.A.

Grupo Massimo Dutti, S.A.

Stradivarius Espana, S.A.

Dsquared2 Tm S.A.

Furla S.P.A.

Crocs Inc.

Luxottica Group S.P.A.

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft

Discovery Communications, Llc

Media-Saturn Holding Gmbh

Essity Hygiene And Health Ab

Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Lindt & Sprungli

Stefano Ricci Spa

Ets Zilli

Saat Ve Saat Sanayi Ve Tic A.S.

Schindler Group

Uspa Global Licensing Inc.

Fila Luxembourg Sârl

Pernod Ricard Group

Brown-Forman Group

Bacardi Group

Diaego Group

Onduline

Camper, S.L.

CCAO

An international client base instructs the ‘smart, responsive and efficient' team at CCAO on disputes as well as trade mark and copyright filings, compliance work and enforcement. The practice has close ties to several US firms from which it receives a regular flow of referrals. Tolga Semiz co-heads the practice and has experience as in-house counsel at a joint venture; trade mark attorney Eren Küçükkurt leads the team alongside him, advising local and foreign clients.

Practice head(s):

Tolga Semiz; Eren Küçükkurt

Other key lawyers:

Özge Güller; Fatma Gülmez

Testimonials

‘Smart, responsive, efficient.’

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office manages the IP portfolios of several multinational clients with interests in Turkey and has a notable presence in the media, entertainment and TMT industries, counting Disney, Deezer and Twentieth Century Fox among its clients. Three lawyers oversee the IP department: founding and managing partner Ece Güner Toprak, Burçak Kurt Biçer and the ‘efficient and reliable' Ömer Erdoğan.

Practice head(s):

Ece Güner Toprak; Ömer Erdoğan; Burçak Kurt Biçer

Testimonials

‘Güner Law Office is our go-to firm for IP issues in Turkey. They are very efficient and knowledgeable in their market.’

‘Ömer Erdoğan is a very knowledgeable lawyer in his domain. He is very efficient and reliable and is always responsive.’

Key clients

21st Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Film

Disney Enterprises

Fox Networks Group Turkey

Deezer

Schneider Electrics

Gunsan Elektrik Malzemeleri

Netflix

Sky

Man With A Mic

F/S Istanbul

Endemol Shine Group

Work highlights

  • Managing the intellectual property portfolio of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and its group companies in Turkey.
  • Acting for Gunsan Elektrik Malzemeleri in trade mark litigation and advising on the protection of its trade marks.
  • Advising Disney Enterprises on trade mark infringement matters.

OFO VENTURA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LITIGATION

OFO VENTURA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LITIGATION is a boutique firm with an offering that covers the full gamut of contentious IP matters, from litigation and prosecution to anti-counterfeiting. Özlem Futman and Yasemin Aktas jointly coordinate the practice and are praised as ‘strong advisers with an expert understanding of Turkish trade mark matters'. Clients are both domestic and international, and the firm has particular expertise in the fashion, luxury goods, electronics, automobile and telecoms industries.

Practice head(s):

Özlem Futman; Yasemin Aktas

Testimonials

‘The firm has a killer instinct to drive matters to successful completion.’

‘Özlem Futman and Yasemin Aktas are strong advisers with an expert understanding of Turkish trade mark matters.’

‘The team stand out for their dedication and attentiveness.’

‘Yasemin Aktas advises clients on all matters relating to copyright, trade marks and industrial designs with same level of expertise, attentiveness and attention to detail.’

‘Özlem Futman is my go-to contact in Turkey. She is the heart of the company.’

‘Özlem Futman is an excellent lawyer who goes the extra mile for her clients.’

OZDAGISTANLI EKICI ATTORNEY PARTNERSHIP

Hatice Ekici Tağa leads the IP team at OZDAGISTANLI EKICI ATTORNEY PARTNERSHIP, which ‘knows what international clients need to know‘, acting for multinationals in various sectors, including food, media, retail and IT. The practice has a strong reputation for franchising deals but advises on a range of IP matters, including litigation, prosecution and anti-counterfeiting. Burak Ozdagistanli provides support on a number of matters, with a focus on data protection and IT-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Hatice Ekici Tağa

Other key lawyers:

Burak Ozdagistanli

Testimonials

‘Burak Ozdagistanli and his team are my go-to local counsel in Turkey. They are up to date. They know what international clients need to know and how to deliver that advice to them.’

‘Burak Ozdagistanli is an exceptional data and technology lawyer. He keeps his ear to the ground and knows his market and its laws inside out. I have no hesitation recommending him.’

Key clients

Eccho Rights

Chegg

Manolo Blahnik

HSBC

Gemological Institute of America

Globerid

James Perse

Off White

Midas

Norwegian Seafood Council

Work highlights

  • Advising a multinational food and beverage chain on a multi-unit franchise agreement in Turkey.
  • Advising a European media company that owns the distribution rights to numerous Turkish TV series on high-profile litigation and distribution rights agreements.
  • Assisting an online education and study help provider with its launch in Turkey.

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership has particular strength in anti-counterfeiting matters, where it advises a number of major multinational luxury goods brands, including Chanel, Dior and Bulgari. The team’s international reach is extended by its association with French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.. Trade mark attorney Esra Dündar Loiseau leads the team and has 20 years of experience across the full range of IP matters. Senior associate Arzu Bekem coordinates the team’s IP prosecution work.

Practice head(s):

Esra Dündar Loiseau; Arzu Bekem

Other key lawyers:

Kendal Basut

Testimonials

‘An efficient, knowledgeable and highly ethical team. Flexible billing, particularly during the pandemic. We feel supported by the firm. They are a real partner against IP crime.’

‘The team at this firm are extremely professional and thorough in their litigation and transactional work. They are quick to provide creative solutions to uniquely tough situations and clients are always satisfied with the work they produce.’

‘Esra Dündar Loiseau is meticulous and very brilliant in the advice and strategies she crafts for clients.’

‘Esra Dündar Loiseau and her team are extremely professional, responsive and commercial in their approach. I would not hesitate to recommend them to colleagues and contacts.’

Key clients

Juul Labs

Renault

Lancome Parfums Beaute & CIE

LVMH

AK Gida

Superdry- DKH Retail

Volvo

Alchem International

Christian Dior

Laboratoire Nuxe

Work highlights

  • Acted for L’Oreal, Beaute Prestige International, Dior, Chanel, Bulgari and Montale in a number of raids and seizures of counterfeit goods.
  • Represented AK Gida in a trade mark dispute with Sütaş.

SULUK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM

SULUK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM fields a team that is ‘highly experience in IP law', representing clients in proceedings before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office as well as the national courts. The firm has a particularly strong domestic presence, acting for clients in sectors ranging from media and entertainment to banks and technology. A trio of lawyers coordinates the team: the firm’s founder Cahit SulukBahattin Çarkacı, who handles trade mark, patent and copyright-related litigation; and Zeynep Balcik, who focuses on trade mark, design and domain name issues.

Practice head(s):

Cahit Suluk; Bahattin Çarkacı; Zeynep Balçık

Testimonials

‘Everyone is passionate and highly skilled in their practice area. It has been a pleasure working with the firm. Quick response times.’

‘Zeynep Balçık and Cahit Suluk have demonstrated time and time again a commitment to the advancement of intellectual property in their region of the world.’

‘The team is highly experienced in IP law.’

Key clients

Adobe Systems

Turksat Satellite Communications and Cable Tv Operations Company

Turkuvaz Aktif Televizyon Prodüksiyon

Albaraka Turk Katilim Bankası

Motion Picture Association – EMEA

Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu Genel Müdürlüğü

Work highlights

  • Acting for Güneş Fix Enerji Sistemleri in a design dispute.
  • Defending Turkuvaz Aktif Televizyon Prodüksiyon in a copyright case brought by the writer of a series it broadcasts.
  • Advising Albaraka Turk Katilim Bankasi on a trade mark dispute.

TURUNÇ

The IP team at TURUNÇ has ‘superb legal knowledge and good commercial judgement‘, collaborating closely with the firm’s corporate partners to assist a range of international clients with brand protection issues, including trade mark registration and IP litigation, as well as advising on the IP aspects of M&A. Appointed partner in 2021, Esin Çamlıbel is the well-regarded practice head. Associate Beste Yıldızili Ergül provides support on the full range of matters.

Practice head(s):

Esin Çamlıbel

Other key lawyers:

Beste Yildizili

Testimonials

‘A lot of intellectual property lawyers work in a vacuum and don’t always understand transactions. Not Turunç’s lawyers. On M&A deals, their intellectual property lawyers understand the deal dynamics really well and deliver useful advice. This is thanks to their superb legal knowledge and good commercial judgement. I also like that they have a wide international network to assist with registering trade marks.’

‘Esin Çamlıbel and Beste Yildizili are the lawyers we work with and we are extremely happy with them both. They are professional, have high ethical standards and are technical experts.’

‘IP is our primary asset and protecting it is our utmost priority. Turunç understand and internalise both of these statements. They draft ironclad contracts to protect us from infringement by counterparties.’

‘I really like how Turunç’s IP team works in harmony with the M&A team. IP rights are increasingly important in M&A deals given the rise in technology so we need to be protected post-acquisition. The Turunç team is very good at identifying risks and devising solutions to minimise them. A lot of these risks have to do with employee-created IP so we appreciate that Turunç’s employment and IP teams work together.’

‘Their strength is their ability to understand complex patent and commercial issues. They are detailed and pragmatic at the same time. Thanks to their strong commercial intelligence, they not only offer tailor-made legal advice and understand of our line of work, but also give us strategic guidance which is very valuable.’

‘Esin Çamlıbel is a delight to work with. She is detail-oriented, always asks the right questions and is efficient in her advice. Her academic background and her commercial experience come together perfectly. I’ve recommended her to various others and I know everyone was very happy.’

‘An experienced and commercially savvy team. They are proactive and well organised. Their advice is thorough and precise. We rely on them for our pan-European trade mark portfolio management, which is both efficient and cost-effective for us.’

‘Beste Yildizili is a pleasure to work with. She recently advised us on several trade mark registrations in Turkey and the process worked like a charm.’

Key clients

Boğaziçi Ventures

Petronas

Tüsiad

Camper Shoes

Casaretto Family

beWise

Al Fakher

Kuika

Vektor Tanitim

Belectric Kuloglu

SC Johnson

BigChefs

DeepZen

Caffè Nero

Android Industries

Office 1 Superstore

Work highlights

  • Represented Petronas in a trade mark squatting dispute with a Turkish company related to one of its product ranges.
  • Advised beWise on developing the framework for its own multinational compliance model to enable small businesses and freelancers to invoice their customers through beWise.
  • Acted for Camper in an enforcement action against two counterfeit websites pretending to be Camper Turkey’s official sites.

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki

Clients of Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki look to its IP practice for assistance with issues ranging from trade mark disputes to M&A due diligence and rights transfers. The TMT and defence sectors are a particularly rich source of instructions. Leadership of the practice is shared between Kağan Dora, Galip Selçuk and Mahmut Karyağdı.

Practice head(s):

Kağan Dora; Galip Selçuk; Mahmut Karyağdı

Testimonials

‘The team is very strong in intellectual property issues. They are dynamic and experienced in advising on commercial agreements.’

‘They are responsive, giving the right answers and solutions that will fit in with our business goals.’

‘BASEAK’s team is different from the teams of other law firms: they’re far more diverse in their knowledge, views and perspectives, as well as in age and gender.’

‘Although Mahmut Karyağdı is a partner in the firm, he always keeps in touch with our company directly. This approach makes communication fast and easy even though there is huge team involved. They are quite proactive, and always eager to step in and take on new matters or brainstorm new solutions to old legal problems.’

Key clients

Rafineri Reklamcılık Hizmetleri

SDT Uzay ve Savunma Teknolojileri

Fujitsu Technology Solutions Bilişim

Türkiye Ürün İhtisas Borsası

eBay Turkey

BN Telekom

Mynet Medya Yayıncılık Uluslararası Elektronik Bilgilendirme ve Haberleşme Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi

Yemek Sepeti Elektronik İletişim Perakende Gıda Lojistik

Mindshare Medya Hizmetleri

Mediacom

GroupM Medya

Wavemaker

Connect Dijital Hizmetler

Work highlights

  • Representing Yemek Sepeti in a series of lawsuits in connection with the trade mark “Banabi”.
  • Acting for BN Telekom in an unfair competition lawsuit in connection with a commercial broadcast on TV.
  • Advised Rafineri on the negotiation of a franchise agreement with regard to influencer marketing.

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm‘s IP department is adept at advising its varied roster of clients on a range of day-to-day compliance and enforcement issues, as well as handling IP litigation. Managing partner Ayca Aranci co-leads the team with Tuna Çakırca, who has a strong reputation in the payments sector.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca

Other key lawyers:

Başak Güneş

Key clients

Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık

eBay Turkey

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Edenred Turkey

ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

Just Food

Barko-Med Elektronik

Brensan Enerji Savunma

Karel Elektronik

TRLInstruments Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri

Sebit Eğitim ve Bilgi Teknolojileri

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler

TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi (“TOBB ETÜ”)

İzmir Biyotıp ve Genom Merkezi

Bama Teknoloji Tıbbi Cİhazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim

Tarla-Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara

Odtü Günam – Centre for Solar Energy Research and Applications

Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik

Work highlights

  • Assisting Gitti Gidiyor with various IP-related matters, including media planning, software developments, service and cooperation agreements, and trade mark and domain name disputes.
  • Advising Sebit Eğitim ve Bilgi Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi on a day-to-day basis in connection with brand protection, IP litigation, transfer of IP rights and infringement of IP rights.
  • Acting for Verifone in a lawsuit regarding one of its patents.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

As part of its cross-practice offering in IT and telecoms, corporate law and dispute resolution, ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law assists multinationals with various IP issues; Google is a standout client for which the team handles a range of matters. Leadership of the IP practice is divided between three experienced partners with strengths in disputes and regulatory work: founding partner Gönenç Gürkaynak, compliance expert Ceren Yıldız and disputes lawyer Tolga Uluay.

Practice head(s):

Gönenç Gürkaynak; Ceren Yıldız; Tolga Uluay

Key clients

Google LLC

Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama

Google Ireland

Google Bilgi Teknolojileri

Twitter

Automattic

Warner Bros

Rolls-Royce

YouTube

Foursquare Labs

Work highlights

  • Acted for Google in the trade mark registration of “GOOGLE PLAY” before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Assisted Google with the opposition to several third-party trade mark applications.

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke

Hergüner Bilgen Özeke has a strong presence in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors, where its IP practice assists clients with trade mark and patent registration, the IP aspects of transactions and IP disputes. Contentious work is a particular strength and the IP department is coordinated by dispute resolution partners Ayşe Hergüner Bilgenand Tolga Danışman.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman

Testimonials

‘Ready to communicate and understand any problem before getting into detailed discussions. Always careful, humble and kind in any phone conversation.’

‘Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen is an experienced lawyer, with exceptional knowledge about Turkish and international affairs.’

Key clients

OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri

ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları

Deliv

Polyplex Europa Polyester Film

Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj

Floteks Plastik

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri

BIQ Yazılım

Xsights Araştırma

Essilor

Work highlights

  • Assisted OBSS Bilişim Bilgisayar Hizmetleri with drafting an end-user licence agreement.
  • Represented ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları in a third-party patent and design infringement lawsuit.
  • Acting for Nidek in a trade mark infringement and unfair competition dispute.