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Hande Hançar Çelik

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Gün + Partners

Work Department

Technology, Media and Telecom
Trademarks and Designs
Copyrights
IP Prosecution
Life Sciences

Position

Partner

Hande Hançar Çelik joined the firm in 2005 and has been a partner since 2014. She is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology, media & telecommunication practices.

She advises on intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names and unfair competition. She has extensive litigation experience and has counselled numerous foreign clients on IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements.  Hande has also acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and assisted clients in drafting complex software and patent license contracts.

Within the scope of the technology, media & telecommunication practice group, Hande provides support to clients on consumer law particularly for labelling and product liability issues, commercial communication and advertising, data protection and ensuring that their products and services are compliant with the Turkish regulatory regime.

Hande also serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.

Languages

English, French, Turkish

Member

European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Chair of the Publications Committee and Member of  Copyright Committee
Licensing Executives Society Turkey (LES Turkey), Board Member
International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Istanbul Bar Association

Education

Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul (LL.B. 2005)


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: 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

Hande Hançar Çelik - 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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