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

With a strong team that handles all aspects of the IP process, Gün + Partners continues to prove itself as a go-to firm for clients seeking advice on trade marks, designs, copyright, IP prosecution, anti-counterfeiting, and patents. Mehmet Gün has over three decades of experience in the IP landscape. He leads the team alongside Uğur Aktekin, Bariş Kalayci, and Özge Atılgan Karakulak. Their combined experience spans from IP litigation and anti-piracy cases to patent infringements and unfair competition matters. Other prominent members of the team include Selin Sinem Erciyas, Hande Hançar, and Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın. In particular, Erciyas frequently handles the IP portfolios of pharmaceutical and technology companies.

Turkey > Media and entertainment

(Hall of Fame)

Uğur AktekinGün + Partners

Gün + Partners stands out for its ‘deep expertise and experience in the media and entertainment area‘. The practice is well known for handling a wide spectrum of matters relating to music, sports, advertising, television, and cinema. Led by Hande Hancar and Uğur Aktekin, the team regularly handles licensing deals, talent agreements, regulatory and compliance issues, dispute resolution, and sponsorship agreements. Baran Güney brings expertise in advertising and consumer law.