Ms Hande Hançar > Gün + Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Gün + Partners

Work Department

Intellectual Property
Trademarks and Designs
IP Prosecution
Life Sciences
Technology, Media and Telecom



Hande Hançar joined the firm in 2005 and has been a partner since 2014. She is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology, media & telecommunication practices.

She advises on intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names and unfair competition. She has extensive litigation experience and has counselled numerous foreign clients on IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements. Hande has also acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and assisted clients in drafting complex software and patent license contracts.

Within the scope of the technology, media & telecommunication practice group, Hande provides support to clients on consumer law particularly for labelling and product liability issues, commercial communication and advertising, data protection and ensuring that their products and services are compliant with the Turkish regulatory regime.

Hande also serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.


English, French, Turkish


European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Chair of the Publications Committee and Member of  Copyright Committee
Licensing Executives Society Turkey (LES Turkey), Board Member
International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Istanbul Bar Association


Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul (LL.B. 2005)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Hande Hançar - Gün + Partners

The team at Gün + Partners covers the entire spectrum of issues including television, music, sport, cinema, advertising and film. The team is well-versed in talent agreements and sponsorship matters, while also representing clients for both litigation and non-litigation matters. Additionally, the firm provides legal assistance regarding promotions, sweepstakes and product placement. Co-head Hande Hançar provides advisory and litigation support to clients on all aspects of advertising and media laws. Other co-head Uğur Aktekin  covers media, advertising, consumer, internet and technology licensing.