Mrs Selin Sinem Erciyas > Gün + Partners > Istanbul, Turkey > Lawyer Profile

Gün + Partners
KORE SEHITLERI CAD 17
ZINCIRLIKUYU
34394 ISTANBUL
Turkey

Work Department

Position

Partner

Selin Sinem Erciyas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. She specializes in life sciences and intellectual property with a special focus on patents and utility models.

Selin has been involved in a number of advisory and litigation matters in all fields of IP and has handled hundreds of contentious and non-contentious administrative oppositions and court actions involving intellectual property rights, particularly in relation with protection of patent rights. She regularly advises on patent infringement actions, declaration of non-infringement actions and nullity actions.

She represents multinational pharmaceutical companies before the Ministry of Health on regulatory issues and examinations.

Selin is the spokesperson for some NGO’s in Turkey and in Europe (EFPIA, Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies Association [AIFD], Foreign Investors Association, Turkey Industry and Business Association) and represents these NGO’s before Turkish Parliament and Turkish Ministries. Delegation of the European Union to Turkey contacts with Selin every year before drafting the IP section of EU Progress Report of Turkey. By the invitation of the Ministry of Development, Selin contributes to the IP team of the Ministry in preparation of the Progress Report of Turkey. Selin also advises commercial counselors of Embassy of U.S.A, British Embassy, and Embassy of Switzerland in relation with the IP Law and developments in Turkey.

Languages

English, Turkish, German

Memberships

Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys Turkey (FICPI Turkey), Vice President and Founding Member
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), Intellectual Property Working Commission
Ankara Bar Association

Education

Ludwig Maximilians University, European and International Commercial Law, Munich (LL.M. 2005)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ankara (LL.B. 2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Turkey > Intellectual property

Gün + Partners advises a vast array of high-profile international clients in the media, retail, energy and finance sectors. Areas of expertise include litigation, advisory, transactions, prosecution matters, trade marks, designs and copyrights, patents and utility models. The team acts for various highbrow fashion brands and recently organised an anti-counterfeiting project confiscating 12,000 counterfeit products from manufacturers and retailers and rising awareness for police forces around trade mark infringement. The nine-partner team of ‘experienced litigators’ is led by Mehmet Gün, Uğur Aktekin, Barış Kalaycı and Özge Atılgan Karakulak. Selin Sinem Erciyas, Hande Hançar Çelik, Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Mutlu Yıldırım Köse and Zeynep Seda Alhas are also recommended.