Dis Patent


Head Office Address:
Girne Mah. Elifli Sok. No:27
Kat:5 Bay Plaza Maltepe
İstanbul 34852


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Head of Litigation Department: DAMLA DUYAN
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Quick facts:

Firm - Year of Establishment: 2003
Number of Partners: 2
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 80
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, German, Turkish
Network Memberships: ECTA, AIPPI, FICPI, INTA, PEM

Dış Patent, which was established by İhsan Karaca and Tolga Çaylak in Istanbul in 2003, provides consultancy services on trademarks, patents, utility models and designs (Industrial Property Rights) with its powerful legal department that dominates a wide geography, both at home and abroad.

It is among the first in its sector by serving more than 15,000 clients across Turkey with a different, fast and reliable policy in accordance with today's conditions compared to its competitors.

Dış Patent started out with an expert and innovative staff, and has grown its staff and targets day by day. It works with many partners throughout Turkey & internationally and provides personalized service to its clients with its ever-growing structure.

Team experience and size

Dış Patent provides service for its clients with 80 experts comprising Trademark and Patent Attorneys, Legal Department, Domestic and Foreign Business Development Department with its 4 branches in Turkey.

Working culture

Dış Patent provides detailed responses which are suited to their clients’ particular questions so that the clients can apply the information provided, to their other cases, also.

Dış Patent also do not only “zoom” into the legal & administrative aspects of the cases, but rather focuses on the “big picture” and considers the business aspect of the cases for the clients.

Industry/sector strengths

Dış Patent is known for being responsive by following 24 hours rule, proactive by finding the solutions for the clients for their problems even if they are not yet aware of. Sustainability is also very important for the firm which leads them to give always their most honest response regarding chances of success with respect to the potential files. Most importantly success is very essential for the firm, makes them give their %100 potential to win and succeed in every single case. Dış Patent does not see themselves only as a counsel, but rather as their clients’ business partner in the field of IP. Firms one of main goals is to make their clients to see them as their business partner who can advise them for the most strategic, cost & time effective and success oriented solution as to IP matters.

One of the most important industry strengths of Dış Patent is that the firm has an in house translation company which enables the firm to manage all the translation work especially regarding patent validations in house. Dış Patent is the only IP firm in Turkey who has such an experienced sister translation firm with nearly 15 translators who all have technical backgrounds. This enables work to be done faster, cost effective and in most qualified way.

Since 2012, the sister company Patra Translation Services, with experienced and expert staff, have been providing the most accurate and fast translation services in English, German, French and Turkish language.

The company has chosen intellectual property rights (especially USPTO, PCT, WIPO and European Patents) field as the main area of specialization.

The firm also provides professional translation services in the field of:

  • Sworn Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Official Document Translation
  • Commercial Translation
  • Academic Translation
  • Medical Translation
  • Web Site Translation
  • Manual Translation
  • Contract Translation
  • Prospectus Translation

The translation firm’s areas of expertise namely are medical, chemical, pharmaceutical, analytic and diagnostic systems, information and communication technology, automotive, dye, food, paper, mining, molecular biology, telecommunication, electronic, technical, textile, mechanical, nano-technology, medical devices texts.

In summary industry/sector strengths of Dış Patent are :

- Experience: 20 years of experience in IP field.
- Self-Sufficiency: In-house control over IP Right monitoring, translations, legal services allowing us to be in control of every aspect of the given task and provide localized, tailored solutions.
- Always Business Oriented
- %100 Rule: For every single work that firm is assigned, does not matter the size of the work, the firm tries to achieve the most beneficial results for the clients.

International presence and alliances:

Dış Patent is a member of INTA, ECTA, FICPI, AIPPI and PEM.  

Innovation and technology

Dış Patent uses the software called MARKSOFT in order to docket all IP filings/oppositions/responses/transactions/renewals/annuity payments, so that all deadlines are followed and all IP files are preserved. The system allows the firm to be reminded as to the upcoming deadlines and also to view all the history of all files including e-mails, petitions, evidence and the payments that are invoiced. Additionally the system allows the firm to be able to monitor all the marks that are similar to the client’s marks to be reported, so that the client can be informed immediately and take actions if necessary.

Key IP Areas

Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Key Sector Expertise

Advertising, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities