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Özge Atılgan Karakulak

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Gün + Partners

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Life Sciences
Patents and Utility Models
Intellectual Property



Özge Atılgan Karakulak has been with the firm since 2005 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s life sciences industry and competition practices and co-chair of intellectual property practice.

With the combination of Özge’s advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences sector, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products, such as registration / authorization procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct.

Özge has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and she was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity actions in Turkey.

In addition her corporate work, Özge serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers (ARTED) in Turkey and advises on numerous regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations for the Turkish government authorities.


Turkish, English


International Bar Association (IBA), Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2018 – 2019)
International Bar Association (IBA), Chair of the Patent Law Subcommittee of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2016 – 2017)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Galatasaray University Alumni Association
Istanbul Bar Association


Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul (LL.M. in Business Law, 2006)
Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Law, Izmir (LL.B. 2004)



Within: Competition

Gün + Partners handles a broad range of competition law matters including M&A, distribution and technology transfer practices, cartels and abuse of dominance issues. Other areas of expertise include competition law trainings, compliance audits and mock dawn raids. Mehmet Gün and Özge Atılgan Karakulak jointly head the team.

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Özge Atılgan Karakulak - 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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