Mr Uğur Aktekin > Gün + Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Gün + Partners

Work Department

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



Uğur Aktekin joined the firm in 1999 and has been a partner since 2003. He is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice and the technology, media and telecom industry practice

Uğur’s Intellectual Property practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights.

He advises on implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies and portfolio management, representing clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, as well as cancellation, infringement and other court actions and domain name ADR proceedings, filing for interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, negotiating and drafting co-existence, settlement and licensing agreements.

Uğur has been involved in numerous anti-piracy campaigns, civil litigation, criminal raids and litigation involving software copyrights, cinematographic and musical copyrights, cartoon character copyrights, architectural copyrights, databases and television film formats.

His TMT practice covers media, advertising, consumer, internet, technology licensing, information technologies, computer software, computer games, data protection, data privacy and security.

He advises on all aspects of advertising and media laws, including clearance of advertisements, contracts, promotions and sweepstakes to various local and multinational companies primarily on food and beverages, technology, media, telecom and entertainment sectors.

Uğur also advises on data protection legislation, website privacy policies and terms of use under Turkish law.


Turkish, English


International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys of Turkey (FICPI Turkey)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Data Protection Committee
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW)
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)
Istanbul Bar Association


Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, İstanbul (LL.M. 2008)
Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, İstanbul (LL.B. 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Uğur AktekinGün + 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.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

(Hall of Fame)

Uğur AktekinGün + 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.