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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

DEMIR & PARTNERS, which is co-led by Taner Demir  and Abdullah Resul Demir  , has recently handled a number of standout matters pertaining to seized goods. The practice provides services in Turkish, English and German and is naturally relied upon by a number of multinational clients.
Gökçe covers the full spectrum of IP matters with a focus on blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFT issues.
Hansu Law Office has specialist expertise in the protection of literary and artistic works and copyrights, in addition to client portfolio management.
Sezekkaplan Lawyers represents clients across a number of sectors including food and beverage, industrial and social media.

Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property

Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership

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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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Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership

Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership is a leading IP firm which represents high-profile clients such as Rolex, Pepsico, Netflix and Nike. The practice has expertise in several sectors including media, advertising, competition and telecommunication. Services provided by the team include trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting & IP customs and copyright. Serra Coral is experienced in the granting and tracking of licences, while E. Kerim Yardımcı is an experienced attorney. Other key lawyers include Okan CanMehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş and Feride Utku.

Practice head(s):

Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deris; Serra Coral; E. Kerim Yardimci; Okan Can; Oya Yalvac; Muazzez Koruturk; Feride Utku

Other key lawyers:

Berrin Kalenderli; Elif Türkan Dincer; Asli Bayguz


‘A truly professional team of legal advisers providing excellent legal advice while keeping in mind the client’s business interests. Working with the team is very pleasant.’

‘E. Kerim Yardimci is a very experienced senior partner with great strategic thinking and a very positive way to give legal advice.’

‘Partners E. Kerim Yardimci, Berrin Kalenderli and senior associate Elif Türkan Dincer are outstanding.’

‘Very good understanding of technical issues.’

‘Our contact works very fast. Very good knowledge in technical issues and patent law. Proactive communication.’

‘Okan Can is exceptional. Brilliant and practical attorney.’

‘They are prompt and result oriented. As an in-house legal counsel I have worked with many IP firms in Turkey but Deris is far beyond this market, their roots, way of thinking and their corporate culture.’

‘I am working with Asli Bayguz and Kerim Yardimci. You can clearly see a team play. Kerim is a very valuable strategy maker, Asli has a deep expertise in trademark registration and availability search.’

Key clients


Work highlights

Gün + Partners

Gün + Partners provides services in all areas of IP with specialised sub-practice groups such as anti-counterfeiting and IP prosecution. The trademarks, designs and copyrights practice continuously advise and represent companies in brand protection matters, copyrights and domain names. The team is also well-versed in patent litigation with clients in the pharma industry. Co-head Uğur Aktekin  specialises in advising on trademarks, while Barış Kalaycı focuses on enforcement. The other co-heads are Mehmet Gün who is experienced in IP matters and Özge Atılgan Karakulak  who advises a number of multinational life science companies.

Practice head(s):

Mehmet Gün; Uğur Aktekin; Barış Kalaycı; Özge Atılgan Karakulak

Other key lawyers:

Zeynep Seda Alhas


‘Very responsive, quick and reliable advice, market leader, strong in litigation and brand management.’

‘Gun Law firm has extensive experience in IP and dispute resolution with a very talented and competent team. The young lawyers are very motivated, have all good communication skills and strong legal background. They were able to analyze very complicated IP issues and gave us the right direction on resolution and/or settlement of IP disputes.’ 

‘Through a clear and direct communication with our firm, they were able to build a very strong relationship with our legal department. We were very satisfied with the work done by them and their excellent team.’

‘I appreciate their openness and willingness to be creative.’

‘They work together well as a team. They are well-informed, responsive, creative and cost-effective.’

‘They know the law and are very responsive to our inquiries and often come up with creative but practical solutions to difficult problems.’

‘Gun provides top-notch advice and clear communication.’

‘Zeynep Seda Alhas is a great partner. She works well to ensure that we are informed appropriately and steps in as needed. We appreciate that she staffs her team appropriately.’

Work highlights

  • Represented 3M in a court action against use of look-alike respirators.

Moroglu Arseven

Moroglu Arseven provides a full range of IP legal services to a number of high profile clients such as Samsung International, Amazon, Starbucks and Twitter. The firm has patent expertise due to a familiarity with local requirements, processes and peculiarities. In addition, the team provides a structured portfolio management service for its clients. Işık Özdoğan  leads the practice and represents companies on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights, domain names and online infringement. Gökçe İzgi  has litigated trademark and unfair competition disputes, while Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar specialises in protecting Turkish IP assets.

Practice head(s):

Işık Özdoğan

Other key lawyers:

Ezgi Baklaci Gülkokar


‘Moroglu Arseven provides very good advice and support in intellectual property, especially in trademark matters in Turkey. We have been working with the firm for many years and are always satisfied. They respond very quickly and are result-oriented. Their counseling is focused, always trying to find a good solution for the client without incurring high costs if this is not necessary. Their lawyers have very good knowledge of the Turkish trademark law and the case law of the trademark office as well as of the Turkish courts. Their billing is appropriate.’

‘We worked with Ezgi Baklaci Gulkokar, Merve Altinay and Merve Balkas. All three have good if not excellent expertise in trademark matters in Turkey. They work precisely and provide result-oriented recommendations. They are focused on obtaining suitable results for the client and avoiding unnecessary efforts.’

‘Very good team of intellectual property professionals, always looking for creative solutions.’

‘Isik Ozdogan is an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly responsive and capable and able to tackle the most challenging situations in Turkey.’

‘Moroglu Arseven is an excellent firm when it comes to the practice of trademark law in Turkey. They respond quickly to communications and provide practical and thoughtful advice.’

‘Isik Özdogan does a phenomenal job in running the trademark practice at the firm. She has cultivated a team of great trademark attorneys around her. In particular, Ezgi Baklaci Gülkokar is a great partner who slides in easily when Isik is not available.’

‘Able to cope with prosecution and litigation matters to a high quality. Very prompt and precise advice.’

‘Our friends at Moroglu are the ones we go to. They are all bright, to the point and very pragmatic. Their knowledge is spot on and we recommend them to all of our colleagues.’

Key clients

Starbucks, Inc.

Toyota Motors Europe


Samsung International

Amazon, Inc.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

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

Worldwide Brands, Inc.

PVH Europe B.V.

Fossil Inc.

Sandoz International GmbH


Tangle Teezer

Hilton Worldwide Inc

Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.

Hyosung TNC Co

Work highlights

NSN Law Firm

NSN Law Firm provides comprehensive IP law services in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including complex regulations, licensing, technology transfers, freedom-to-operate issues and data exclusivity. The practice is experienced in conducting litigation proceedings for infringement, invalidity, unfair competition and negative clearance actions. Selma Ünlü co-heads the team and has expertise in the life sciences sector, while Bilge Derinbay is well-versed in copyright matters. Other co-heads include trademark expert, Gülay Göksu, and Simge Şahin  who represents clients from industries such as cosmetics, perfumery, food and beverage.

Practice head(s):

Selma Ünlü; Gülay Göksu Anul; Simge Şahin; Bilge Derinbay


‘They are commercially savvy and responsive.’

‘Selma Ünlü and Gülay Göksu Anul are committed to the client’s cases and focused on getting the best results.’

‘Responsive and straightforward advice, with clear billing and a collaborative approach – looking to work as a partner rather than a focus on billable hours.’

‘The team at NSN excel at providing advice which is pragmatic while containing the right amount of legal analysis to enable us to effectively advise our end clients, and our clients to make the best decisions concerning their trademark portfolios.’

‘Selma Ünlü inspires confidence and always makes herself available to discuss high level and urgent matters. She is always happy to join calls with us and the in-house lawyers at the client to advise directly, which helps save time and cost.’

‘The team are superb at handling TM oppositions and appeals. They are also excellent at trade-mark clearance searching and related advice.’

‘Selma Unlu is a truly exceptionally talented trade mark attorney. Selma has trained a highly capable junior partner, Simge Şahin, who is a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Societe De Produits Nestle SA



J Barbour & Sons Ltd

Sky International AG

Work highlights

  • Supported Societe Des Produits Nestle SA through an infringement and unfair competition dispute regarding their “QUALITY STREET” trademarks.
  • Provided consultancy to Borusan Holding A.Ş. on drafting an advertising agreement with well-known actor considering the copyright and influencer marketing aspects of the relationship.

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein

Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein has a strong transactional IP practice with expertise in prosecution and brand strategy in sectors such as technology, e-commerce and healthcare. The firm also represents renowned trademark owners in enforcement and litigation matters before Custom Authorities, as well as the civil and criminal courts. The practice is experienced in acting in the first instance and appeal stages of trademark litigation and unfair competition cases.

Practice head(s):

Can Sözer


‘Responsive, reliable, fast turnaround and great overall service.’

‘Esin has a resourceful team dedicated to intellectual property law related issues. The team renders solid and reliable legal advice, backed with precedents.’

‘We worked with Baker McKenzie’s Esin’s IP team on very major copyright projects in which they prepared our main agreement templates. This partnership was very crucial for us as our business is mainly founded on copyrightable assets.’

Key clients

NBC Universal

OYAK (Turkish Military Pension Fund)

BI-QEM Pte. Ltd.

Koch Companies


Aras Kargo

Work highlights

Kenaroglu Avukatlik Burosu

Kenaroglu Avukatlik Burosu provides litigation, enforcement, prosecution and counselling services to local and foreign companies. The firm’s IP practice operates across a range of industries including automotive, fashion, textile, media and entertainment, telecommunications, electronics and pharmaceuticals. Yasemin Kenaroglu co-heads the team and handles IP infringements, unfair competition issues and conducts raids and seizures. Ali Bozoğlu , the team’s other co-lead, is experienced in enforcement and litigation matters. The team has been strengthened by the arrival of Mine Güner Sunay from Esin Attorney Partnership, a Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.

Practice head(s):

Yasemin Kenaroglu; Ali Bozoğlu

Other key lawyers:

Mine Güner Sunay


‘Very experienced, especially in working for international clients, fully dedicated and always up to date. With its big team, led by Yasemin Kearoglu, it is a top address in Turkey.’

‘Yasemine Kenaroglu is a high profile TM expert, very responsive and experienced; excellent in litigation and enforcement.’

‘Ali Bozoğlu is very good in enforcement and customs matters.’

‘Very responsive and succinct whilst very hands-on advice.’

‘High degree of professionality, responsiveness, transparency and experience.’

‘Yasemin Kenaroglu is certainly the most reliable attorney I ever worked with in Turkey. The quality of her work is excellent. She is very efficient but still pays attention to details. She is an adroit negotiator who manage to achieve a good result under the most difficult conditions. She knows the ins and outs of the Turkish legal system.’

‘The team is very precise, attentive and punctual. The firm cooperates well with authorities on site to perform operations when necessary, is reliable and provides service at a high value for money.’

‘Yasemin Kenaroglu, Ali Bozoğlu and their team are polite, helpful in providing information and clarification when needed and attentive to meeting their client’s needs.’

Key clients

Prada S.A.

Industria De Diseno Textil S.A.

DSquared2 TM S.A.

Consitex S.A.

Furla S.P.A

Crocs Inc.

USPA Global Licensing Inc.

Luxottica Group S.P.A.

Lenzing Aktiengeselleschaft

Amazon Technologies Inc.

Discovery Communications LLC

Media-Saturn Holding GMBH

Essity Hygiene and Health AB

Schindler Group

Pernod Ricard Group

Brown-Forman Group

Bacardi Group

Diageo Group

Fila Luxembourg Sarl

Camper S.L.

Kent Europe GMBH

Stefano Ricci SPA

ETS Zilli

Eczacibasi Medikal Ve Kozmetik Urunleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi


Work highlights


TURUNÇ has an established IP team which is skilled at providing trademark registration, renewal and protection to renowned brands, including advice on anti-counterfeiting and trademark squatting. The practice is also well-versed in anti-counterfeiting measures and patent litigation, in addition to advice on trademark squatting. Esin Çamlıbel heads the team and has a particular focus on e-commerce and product liability related issues including data privacy and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Esin Çamlıbel

Other key lawyers:

Canberk Taze


‘IP is our primary asset. Protecting it is our utmost priority. Turunc understands and internalizes both of these statements. They draft ironclad contracts to protect us from infringement by counterparties. We’ve recently had some commercial problems regarding IP rights and our contracts were strong enough to protect us.’

‘Esin Çamlibel is the embodiment of perfect combination of business and academia. Beste Yildizili is a great advisor for trademark and GDPR questions.’

‘The team members are very knowledgeable and resourceful.’

‘Canberk Taze is an excellent person to work with. Also Esin Çamlibel is the most knowledgeable lawyer I have ever worked with.’

‘Their knowledge and attention to detail makes the law firm one of the best ones in Turkey. Also, this keeps our company on track during the recent restructuring. They have very competitive pricing. When there was a legal request or advice, they responded quite fast.’

‘Their legal knowledge is very good in all fields of law. Their responses are quick and correct. They have competitive pricing. There is a large team of lawyers.’

‘The TURUNÇ team has outstanding knowledge on all areas related to intellectual property, but I think they have unrivalled expertise in cross-border implications thanks to their commercial intelligence and international background. They understand our business model and industry well, which allows them to provide spot-on practical advice. Especially in the M&A transactions we work on, they are prudent; they identify risks and understand the deal dynamics in an excellent way.’

‘A lot of intellectual property lawyers work in a vacuum and don’t always understand transactions. This is not the case for Turunç lawyers. On transactions we do together, their intellectual property lawyers understand the deal dynamics really well and deliver useful advice. This is thanks to their legal knowledge and good commercial judgement.’

Key clients


Casaretto family

Camper Shoes

Boğaziçi Ventures





Al Fakher

Vektor Tanitim

Belectric Kuloglu




SC Johnson


Caffè Nero

Android Industries


Akzo Nobel

Office 1 Superstore

Work highlights

  • Represented a solar power producer in a lawsuit against one of its ex-executives for unfair competition using trade secrets.
  • Advised the historical photography studio Sébah & Joaillier against multiple challenges to its trademarks.
  • Acted for Camper Shoes in enforcement actions against various counterfeit websites pretending to be Camper Turkey’s official sites.

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki

Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki provides legal strategy and assistance in areas such as IP contracts, licensing, strategic structuring, trademarks, patents and domain names. The team also has sector-focused litigation expertise and handles proceedings regarding IP, media and entertainment. Kağan Dora  advises on protection of personal data and co-heads the practice with Mahmut Karyağdı, a lawyer who represents Turkish and multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Kağan Dora; Mahmut Karyağdı

Other key lawyers:

Ertugrul Akinci


‘A great team of excellent lawyers with lots of experience.’

‘Ertugrul Akinci is a smart expert providing first class legal advice, always willing to help and find a pragmatic, customer friendly solution.’

‘Balcioglu Selçuk Ardiyok Keki’s services range from intellectual property, unjust competition, and general day-to-day counsel work, such as customer and procurement agreements and legal requirement adherence. The team has been great overall, as they’re very responsive, knowledgeable, and cost-effective.’

‘It’s helpful to have one dedicated point of contact that you can build a relationship with. I have been working with Mahmut Karyağdı for almost 4-5 years. His communication and willingness to involve on the trademark legal cases of our company were impressive. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner for trademark cases. In addition, they were exceptionally responsive to all our questions, and they delivered on time. We mainly communicated through emails and phone calls.’

Key clients

RTL Group S.A.

Evam Yazılım Danışmanlık A.Ş.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

Alticor Inc. (Amway)

Avis Budget Group (ABG)

HERE Global BV

United International Pictures

SDT Uzay ve Savunma Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Delivery Hero Turkey (Yemeksepeti)

eBay Turkey (Gitti Gidiyor)

Mynet Medya

Club Jolly Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş.

BN Telekom Haberleşme Ticaret A.Ş.

Nureva Inc.

Rafineri Advertisement Agency

GroupM Media Agency

Buro Advertisement Agency

EdgeConnex, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Delivery Hero Turkey in a series of lawsuits concerning the banabi trademark.
  • We have provided both investigative and legal assistance to Alticor Inc. for the detecting infringers and their manufacturing sites.
  • Represented RTL Group S.A. in a number of trademark disputes and opposition proceedings.


CCAO works with a portfolio of major international companies such as MGM Resorts International, Mega Brands Inc, Blu-Ray Disc Association and China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The firm assists clients with all trademark matters including applications, oppositions, appeals, renewals and assignments, in addition to infringement issues. M. Tolga Semiz focuses on IP litigation and has experience in various international arbitration proceedings; he co-heads the practice with Eren Karataş who has expertise in trademark and patent attorney work.

Practice head(s):

M. Tolga Semiz; Eren Karataş

Work highlights

Güner Law Office

Güner Law Office advises clients on various aspects of IP, including both transactional and litigation matters with expertise in the media, entertainment and telecommunication sectors. The team is experienced in IP rights transfers, oppositions before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Organization, production agreements and drafting licences. Ece Güner Toprak represents clients in IP disputes and co-heads the practice with Burçak Kurt Biçer who has transactional IP experience.

Practice head(s):

Ece Guner Toprak; Burcak Kurt Bicer

Key clients

The Walt Disney Company

Fox Networks Group Turkey

The New York Times Company

Arena Technologies Inc.

Deezer SA

Hulu LLC

Marriott Hotels International Ltd.

Work highlights


OZDAGISTANLI EKICI ATTORNEY PARTNERSHIP covers a full range of IP services including trademarks, designs, patents utility models, copyrights, trade secrets, franchising and entertainment. The firm provides IP-related advice to multinational clients in sectors such as consumer goods, life sciences, technology, media, sport and entertainment. Hatice Ekici Taga leads the team and represents clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for trademark and patent prosecution matters; she also advises on the patentability of inventions and transfer of IP assets.

Practice head(s):

Hatice Ekici Taga

Other key lawyers:

Burak Özdagistanli


‘The availability of the team is something we value highly and this has been great in our relation to Özdagistanli Ekici Attorney Partnership. The team is not only helping us in specific IP matters but also guiding us within the judicial system in Turkey and recommending other service providers where applicable.’

‘Burak Özdagistanli has always been both a great lawyer and a great representative of our needs within the Turkish judicial system. To have such strong local knowledge as a foreign enterprise is of great importance in relation to court cases.’

Key clients

Eccho Rights AB

Manolo Blahnik

Casetagram Limited

Geomological Institute of America


Teqball SARL


Norwegian Seafood Council

Maxon Computer GmbH

Vava Cars

Work highlights

  • Represented Eccho Rights AB in a high profile lawsuit regarding their IP rights.
  • Represented Casetagram Limited in a lawsuit regarding unfair use of their trademark.
  • Represented Geomological Institute of America in a lawsuit regarding protection of their trademark rights.

Özdirekcan Dündar Senocak Attorney Partnership

The IP team at Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak has expertise in providing advice to clients on issues arising out of patents related to mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, biotechnology. The practice provides advice on trademarks in addition to strong experience in the anti-counterfeiting area with litigation, raids and investigations. Esra Dündar Loiseau represents a number of high-profile luxury brands such as LVMH, Bulgari, Dior, L’Oreal and Spotify; she co-heads the team with Arzu Bekem who specialises in counterfeiting matters.

Practice head(s):

Esra Dündar Loiseau; Arzu Bekem


‘They have strong know-how and expertise, very good ownership, are always collaborative and a problem solver attitude.’

‘Experts in different areas, easy to access, clear directions, hard-working, very good about deadlines, positive approach, very good collaboration, strong ownership.’

‘I am working with the team as a collaborator and confirm that the team is quite proactive and efficient. Each member of the team has competence in their own field and carries out work that satisfy their clients in terms of knowledge and experience. Comparing the other firms, they are quite responsive and always respond with senior attorneys who are having a good knowledge of the portfolio and in-house practice of their clients.’

‘Esra Dündar Loiseau has a deep knowledge and an extensive experience in the IP field. She is able to provide alternative methods in both civil and criminal actions when the process is congested. Also she has great knowledge in procedural law. Meanwhile, Arzu has an extensive knowledge and experience in both trademark and design prosecution and domain name issues. Her most important feature for me is her responsivity and availability.’

‘We have used this law firm for its litigation practice which is the best in Turkey. Turkey is a highly sensitive jurisdiction for IP litigation and they have a proven track record of being outstanding.’

‘Esra Dündar Loiseau is an outstanding partner: An expert, reasonable in her approach, always putting the client first and with a very clear understanding of our industry.’

‘Their strength is speed of response, pragmatism, regular follow-up and good expertise according to case law.’

Work highlights

ATG Law Firm

ATG Law Firm provides legal services to clients in all aspects of IP law, including prosecution, litigation and advisory matters. The practice is active in anti-counterfeiting matters and represents brands from a range of industries including textiles, automotive, tobacco and home appliances. Ahmet Akguloglu is a registered trademark attorney, and co-heads the team with Gizem Tercan Akguloglu who focuses on luxury and fashion matters.

Practice head(s):

Gizem Tercan Akguloglu; Ahmet Akguloglu


‘What makes this team unique is a combination of experience and wise approach with dynamic strategies and overall efficiency. The team is young, though deeply devoted to assist the client with top quality advice and services.’

‘I have been working with Ahmet Akguloglu for years, and had no doubts to follow him, once he left his previous practice. He is proactive and skilled and is always there for the client. Gizem Akguloglu , likewise, is an excellent lawyer, who has indeed an enlightened approach to handle the most difficult files. Her English is outstanding.’

‘ATG team is very committed to our company’s work, always available and working hard. We enjoy the fact that partners, Ahmet and Gizem are very attentive to the work on a daily basis and we believe that this stands out compared to other firms. ATG team, especially Ahmet Akguloglu is very strong in IP litigation and we are in good hands with Ahmet and his team.’

‘Ahmet Akguloglu is a very good litigator with excellent reputation before courts. We believe that we are in great hands with Ahmet and his team.’

‘Gizem Akguloglu is a very sharp lawyer with commercial approach to our cases. She is very detail oriented and forward-thinking.’

‘The team consist of young and talented lawyers. They are very dedicated to our work, responsive and achieving excellent results. Each individual’s main focus is client satisfaction. In terms of IP related services, the team provides legal services on wide range of items.’

‘Given his knowledge and experience in IP law, Ahmet Akguloglu is an excellent lawyer, sharp litigator and overall it is very pleasant to work with him. Gizem Akguloglu is a great lawyer, always has a solution-oriented approach and is very forward-thinking.’

‘ATG has represented us in IP enforcement matters as well as in trademark prosecution. They are very professional and deliver service quickly and in a proactive manner. They are very service minded.’

Key clients

The Procter & Gamble Company

Getir Perakende Lojistik AŞ

Japan Tobacco Inc.

Moncler S.p.A

Audemars Piguet Holding S.A

Dolce & Gabanna Trademarks SRL

Samsun Yurt Savunma Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Wella Company

Subway LLC

Seven SPA

Fenix Outdoor International AG (Kanken)

Studio Peyo S.A. (Smurfs)

Doğuş Planet Elektronik Ticaret Ve Bilişim Hizm. A.Ş.

Petro Yağ ve Kimyasallar Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Getir Araç Dijital Ulaşım Çözümleri Ticaret AŞ

Chegg, Inc

Lonati SPA

Narkonteks Tekstil İhracat İthalat Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş.

Bitaksi Mobil Teknoloji AŞ

Weezy Group Limited

Marimekko Oyj

Beauty Omelette Tekstil Kozmetik Pazarlama Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

Tom Pay Elektronik Para ve Ödeme Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi

Work highlights

  • Performed approximately 100 raids and customs seizures throughout Turkey for an industry leading luxury fashion brand over the past 12 months and initiated both criminal and civil actions.
  • Advised a multinational tobacco company with protection of their IP portfolio in the face of plain packaging, advertisement ban and brand stretching.
  • Advised a software and delivery company in the management, expansion and protection of their IP portfolio.

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm

Cigdemtekin Cakirca Aranci Law Firm provides IP services to clients in a range of sectors, including advertisement, media, internet, IT, telecoms and FMCG. The practice works on all IP-related matters such as trademarks, patents, IP, litigation and copyrights. The team is experienced in handling proceedings before the courts and prosecution offices. Ayça Arancı prepares license technology transfer agreements and leads the practice with Tuna Çakırca who handles transactional IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Ayça Arancı; Tuna Çakırca Engür

Key clients

Almiva Mühendislik SAN. ve TİC. LTD. ŞTİ.

ASO Teknopark A.Ş.

Barakatech Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Mikro-Tasarim Elektronik San. Ve Tic.A.Ş.

ODTÜ Teknokent Yönetim A.Ş.

Verifone Elektronik ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.

Gitti Gidiyor Bilgi Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.Ş.

Panaroma Bilişim Teknolojileri

Edenred Turkey

Mikro Biyosistemler A.Ş.

Cellsway Limited

Kimola Veri Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Asya Meyve Suyu A.Ş.


ODTÜ MEMS Researcher Centre

Just Food Ltd. Şti.

Barko-Med Elektronik Ticaret A.Ş.


Brensan Enerji Savunma San ve Tic. A.Ş.

KAREL Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

TRLINSTRUMENTS Proses ve Ekipman Teknolojileri Geliştirme Tasarım Üretim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

Onlayer Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Andar Elektromekanik Sistemler Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi

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

İzmir Biyotıp ve Genom Merkezi

BAMA Teknoloji Tıbbi Cİhazlar Danışmanlık Sağlık Bilişim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

TARLA-Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara

SPP42 Yazılım Geliştirme ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.

Packupp Teknoloji Yazılım ve Lojistik San. A.Ş.

Kuartis Teknologi Bilisim Muhendislik Arastirma Gelistirme Ve Danismanlik Ticaret Limited Sirketi

Kuartismed Medikal Arastirma Gelistirme Danismanlik Egitim Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Work highlights

  • Provided legal consultancy to Gitti Gidiyor for their IP matters, conflicts and the contracts including media planning, software developments, service and cooperation agreements.
  • Provided legal consultancy for IP matters in significant projects with the local and foreign private entities, governmental bodies, institutions and universities.
  • Assisted Verifone in numerous IP litigation matters and one of the major lately successes was a lawsuit regarding a significant patent of Verifone.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is experienced in transactional matters pertaining to IP rights in addition to trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial design issues. The practice has completed numerous trademark registrations for clients such as Warner Bros and L’oréal. The firm’s expertise spans pharma, life sciences, telecoms, media and entertainment. Gönenç Gürkaynak  has represented clients before the constitutional and administrative courts; he co-heads the team with regulatory expert, Ceren Yıldız  , and litigator Tolga Uluay.

Practice head(s):

Gönenç Gürkaynak; Ceren Yıldız; Tolga Uluay


‘ELIG team has significant expertise on the use of trademarks and copyrighted contents in the internet medium.’

‘Tolga Uluay has remarkable knowledge and experience on trademark laws and copyright issues.’

Key clients

Google LLC

Google Reklamcilik ve Pazarlama Ltd. Sti.

Automattic Inc.

Google Ireland Limited

Twitter, Inc.

Twitter Internet Icerik Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti.

Warner Bros

L’Oréal Türkiye Kozmetik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Represented Google LLC before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Institute throughout the opposition process initiated against a trademark application of “GOOGLEPLAY”.

Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership

The IP practice at Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorney Partnership covers both contentious and non-contentious issues relating to patents, trademarks, utility models, industrial design and copyright protection. The team has significant experience across a multitude of sectors including pharmaceutical, sciences, entertainment, manufacturing, food and beverage. Tolga Danışman  co-heads the practice with Ayşe Bilgen who represents foreign and domestic clients in issues regarding registration, prosecution and enforcement of rights.

Practice head(s):

Ayşe Hergüner Bilgen; Tolga Danışman

Other key lawyers:

Duygu Akşit Karaçam; Zaman Özer


‘Their response time is good enough. Their knowledge is good. The communication level is excellent. Friendly associates.’

Key clients

SciPlay Corporation

ATM Beyaz Eşya Parçaları San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti.

NIDEK Co. Ltd.

Columbia Pictures

Polyplex Europa Polyester Film Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

International Paper

FNSS Savunma Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Euroleague Ventures SA

Sony Pictures Television Inc.

FANUC Deutschland GmbH

BIQ Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.

Work highlights

  • Assisted SciPlay Corporation, in the two phased acquisition of a 100% stake in Alictus Yazılım Anonim Şirketi.
  • Assisted Columbia Pictures with all of their IP-related legal needs regarding an upcoming movie.
  • Represented Sony Pictures Television Inc. in a potential copyright infringement claim against a Turkish broadcaster.