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Barış Kalaycı

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Barış Kalaycı joined the firm in 1997 and has been a Partner since 2010. He is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and business crime and anti-corruption practices.

His Intellectual Property practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights. He has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy campaigns and civil litigation cases mostly with preliminary injunction requests involving all aspects of IP rights. He also has a special focus on customs IP protection against counterfeit goods being exported, imported and in transit.

Baris also leads the firm’s in-house investigations department which supports the investigative needs of all the firm’s clients and practice groups, especially in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters.

Barış also leads the teams in major business crimes and anti-corruption cases as well as some high profile commercial litigation.


English, Turkish


International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Parallel Import Committee
Ethics & Reputation Society (TEID)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)
Transparency International Turkey
Istanbul Bar Association


Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul, (LL.M. Candidate 2019)
Middlesex University, UK (DPSI Diploma, 2000)
Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ankara (LL.B. 1997)



Within: Compliance

Gün + Partners provides advice on ‘strategy and practical day-to-day matters enabling businesses to effectively mitigate compliance risk’. Areas of expertise include anti-corruption, internal and external investigations, anti-bribery, fraud, sanctions and compliance matters. The team, led by Bariş Kalayci and Pelin Baysal, acts for large multinationals in sectors such as energy, TMT, construction, real estate and life sciences. Managing associate Filiz Toprak Esin is also recommended.

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Barış Kalaycı - 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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