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Selma Ünlü

NSN Law Firm

Work Department

Intellectual Property Law, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Law, Anti-Corruption


Senior Partner


Selma Ünlü has 28 years of experience in IP, Advertising & Life Sciences and IT Law practice; until her joining to NSN Law Firm as a Senior Partner, she worked in an international top tier law firm as an equity partner and head of IP. Currently, she is leading the same practice groups in NSN Law firm. She has been regularly recognized by Legal 500, World Trademark Review and Monthly Lawyer. She is a court-appointed expert before IP courts and Commercial Court on IP and IT related disputes. She is a domain name panelist before WIPO and ADNRSC. She takes roles in comities in ECTA and Marques.

She is an experienced IP litigator and has wide ranging experience advising major clients in cross-border IP litigation matters including but limited to Trademark, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Design and Geographical Indication and Plant Varieties. She handled large national and multinational IP portfolios, from the registration to complex litigation, of the world’s leading companies for consecutive many years. She has significant experience in negotiating complex license, know how, copyright agreements and in IP due diligence. She is the author of numerous publications on protection of well-known marks, 3D marks, unregistered marks, medicinal marks, INN routes, domain names, online infringements and advertisements.

She has specialization in Life Sciences Law, IP and pharmaceutical Trademarks and Patent litigations.

Lastly, this year Selma Ünlü has been chosen among 250 IP women lawyer in the as may be confirmed from the link .




Istanbul Bar Association, Healthcare Products Association, WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel (Panellist), AIPPI


Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Law in 1989. She obtained her Diploma in Private International Law, from Wolverhampton University, in United Kingdom by writing her thesis on domicile of foreigners.


Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Selma Ünlü - NSN Law Firm

Within: Intellectual property

NSN Law Firm advises on the full gamut of IP law including investigations, registrations, litigation and enforcement. Areas of expertise include portfolio management, copyright, trade marks, patents, anti-counterfeiting and regulatory advice. Sectors of expertise include pharmaceutical, food and beverage, telecoms and media. The ‘very professionalSelma Ünlü and Nazli Selek head the team, which is ‘responsive and has a good communication style’. Gülay Göksu and Simge Şahin both made partner.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

NSN Law Firm is particularly focused on the entertainment sector and provides advice to production companies, advertisers, performers, news agencies, TV channels, movie producers and international broadcasters. Areas of expertise include contracts, licensing, copyright, disputes and regulatory compliance. Recent highlights include advising Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi (BKM) on the preparation and signing of an agreement with the musician Shakira and her agency relating to a performance in Istanbul in 2018. Nazli Selek and Selma Ünlü head the team with support from Bilge Derinbay.

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