Firm Profile > OFO VENTURA > Istanbul , Turkey



The firm

OFO VENTURA is an IP boutique with offices in Istanbul and Ankara, offering ‘IP solutions designed for you’, founded 15 years ago to provide clients with a personalised full-service approach to protecting their intellectual property. At the helm is its passionate and tenacious founding partner Ozlem Futman, who uses 20-plus years of broad experience on the front lines of intellectual property to guide the team. Her knowledge of international IP systems and cases is invaluable when facing the ever-shifting changes in the legal framework governing intellectual property in Turkey. Owners of some of the most recognisable and valued brands in Turkey and internationally place their trust in OFO VENTURA to understand and attain the best business results. The firm believes it is its job to actively shape the IP regime in Turkey in order to make it a fair and predictable environment for IP owners. It prides itself on keeping clients informed and prepared ‘from the front lines’ on matters that could affect their business interests. In 2017, it has a great group of ambitious and experienced lawyers and trade mark attorneys who have joined the team. It continues to grow and provide more and more exceptional services to clients. Especially this year, more and more important brand owners trusted it for strategic advice on their IP matters. The amount such advice provided increased noticeably.

Areas of practice

The firm handles many large trade mark portfolios for multinational and international clients, particularly in highly regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and beverages and pharma as well as in the fashion, luxury, sporting goods, stationery, electronics, automobile, online gaming and telecommunication industries where counterfeiting is a particular concern in Turkey. Clients rely on OFO VENTURA to obtain protection for their brands that keep enforcement in mind. In addition to handling large trade mark portfolios, the team excels at more complex and contentious IP matters and combines its broad experience and skill-set with the creativity and tenacity required in this tricky market. OFO VENTURA’s opposition practice benefits from the firm’s experience and expertise in contentious matters, enabling it to broker settlements through thoughtful negotiations. When necessary, litigators with the firm’s litigation arm Futman Law Firm advocate strongly on behalf of clients at every level and have been involved in many important court cases in Turkey. The firm handles patent prosecution matters and design prosecution and enforcement – design protection is becoming a more potent tool in Turkey, especially in the fashion industry. When required, it also provides experienced advice in issues relating to copyright, geographical indication, internet law, sports law and entertainment law – particularly domain name disputes – which makes OFO VENTURA a truly full-service IP boutique. As it is also known by the other colleagues in the IP world; founder Ms. Ozlem Futman has a special interest in geographical indications. She is a member of MARQUES’ GI committee and has spoken and written on the topic extensively.


Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual Property Ozlem Futman
Intellectual Property Yasemin Aktas
Photo Name Position Profile
 Yasemin Aktas  photo Yasemin Aktas
Ms Özlem Futman photo Ms Özlem Futman
Ms İrem Karasüleymanoğlu  photo Ms İrem Karasüleymanoğlu
Ms Sinem Levent  photo Ms Sinem Levent
Ms İnci Asena Suvar  photo Ms İnci Asena Suvar
Number of lawyers : 10
at this office : 5
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Other offices : Ankara