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Uğur Aktekin

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Gün + Partners

Work Department

Trademarks and Designs
Copyrights
IP Prosecution
Technology, Media and Telecom

Position

Partner

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.

Languages

Turkish, English

Member

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys of Turkey (FICPI Turkey), Founder and President
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

Education

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


Turkey

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Gün + Partners advises clients on data protection, compliance, inter-company data transfers, privacy issues, and telecoms transactions and contentious matters. IT-related expertise includes outsourcing as well as service level and software license agreements. Practice co-heads Hande Hançar Çelik and Uğur Aktekin are ‘knowledgeable and provide timely and concise advice’. Newly promoted partner Ozan Karaduman also co-heads the team and is ‘a high-profile lawyer in relation to data protection’. The team is ‘very responsive, detail-oriented and provides commercially astute advice’.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Uğur Aktekin - Gün + Partners

Within: 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.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Leading individuals

Uğur Aktekin - Gün + Partners

Within: Media and entertainment

Gün + Partners' ‘highly competent and experienced’ team acts for global multimedia, IT and broadcasting companies and retail brands. Areas of expertise include marketing, advertising, licensing, transactional, advisory and contentious matters. It also covers regulatory, corporate, commercial, employment and competition law matters in the media and entertainment sector. The team is co-headed by Uğur Aktekin, Hande Hançar Çelik and newly promoted partner Ali Ozan Karaduman.

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