OFO VENTURA was founded in 2002 by Özlem Futman, who has been working in the IP field since 1997 as a qualified attorney at law, trademark and patent attorney and European patentattorney.
Our team is composed of partners, senior lawyers and senior trademark and patent attorneys who provide skilled legal support and advice across the full range of IP services, including prosecution, litigation, enforcement, counselling and non-contentiousmatters.
We are an Istanbul-based firm with corresponding offices in Ankara and in the northern part ofCyprus.
Our practice covers all aspects of IP rights, including patents, utility models, trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications, licensing, domain names and dataprotection.
Our areas of specialty where IP protection and counterfeiting are particular concerns in Turkey include fashion, luxury products, sporting goods, stationery, electronics, automobile, online games and telecommunication. Our expertise in handling the most complex IP cases has attracted a renowned and international client base that spans other industries, particularly in highly regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and beverages, andpharmaceuticals.
We use our experience in these industries and strategically apply them to the issues faced in otherindustries.
Our team excels at more complex and contentious IP matters and combines its broad experience and skillsets with the creativity and tenacity required in this tricky market in the most responsive and effective manner. We do not limit our knowledge to local law and practice; we also closely follow IP practice, developments and case law worldwide. This drive for constant improvement is making a positive impact in themarketplace.
Since 2002 we have earned the loyalty of a distinguished national and international client base by connecting with them and managing their issues with tenacity in this challengingjurisdiction.
Constantly improving, researching, and analysing to find solutions, we get outstanding results. Clients across the globe have mandated us because we can deliver the result that they want for their IPrights.
Key rules of behaviour
100% – each matter is examined from ground zero and each strategy is built around the notion of 100% (answers clients’ needs, is unique), even in relation to portfolios that we have handled for years.
Strategic partnership – we see ourselves not just as counsel, but also as our clients’ local strategic business partner. We care about our clients’ IP rights, equity and market share.
Mastery – we love winning and thrive on challenging cases. Our success is your success.
Protection – we fiercely protect our clients’ interests because we take each case personally; success for your case is our main goal.
As active members of numerous committees of national and international IP organisations (eg, INTA, European Communities Trademark Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, MARQUES, Turkish Patent and Trademark Agents Association), we stay abreast of all the latest IP developments – in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our founding partner is a contributor to the best-known IP blog in Turkey (https://iprgezgini.org).
Our commitment and high engagement with IP organisations also mean that we have become a voice for change inTurkey.
OFO VENTURA has been recognised as a leading IP firm by Managing IP (IP Stars), Legal 500, WTR 1000 and IAM1000.
Gün + Partners is a full-service institutional law firm with a strategic international vision, delivering high-quality, commercially astute legal services with 12 partners and over 70 lawyers.
The firm is one of the oldest and largest firms in Turkey and is internationally recognized among the top-tier legal service providers. The firm is based in Istanbul, with working and correspondent offices in Ankara, Izmir and Turkey’s major commercial centers.
Our IP practice, one of the core practice areas of the firm since its foundation, is composed of the following specialized practice groups:
Gün + Partners provides comprehensive advisory, transactional and litigation services covering the full range of patent, trademark and utility model issues, including prosecution, litigation and transactional and advisory matters. The firm combines industry and litigation experience with its extensive IP expertise, which extends to patent-related competition law, regulatory issues and data protection.
The firm also prosecutes all types of IP application, files and defends against oppositions and appeals before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and challenges the office’s final decisions before specialized courts.
Having expertise in all IP areas places the firm in a unique position in the market for devising and implementing protection and enforcement strategies for IP owners and handling complex IP disputes that involve different IP rights. Thus, it is recognized as the leading IP practice in Turkey, and its IP practice members are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Life sciences and telecoms, media and technology arethe core industries that the firm’s IP practice concentrates on, in addition to automotive, apparel and consumer goods.
International Bar Association (IBA)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM)
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Moroğlu Arseven has wide-ranging experience in all fields of intellectual property, including counselling, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters, as well as strategic cross-border management of portfolios and disputes.
High-profile international brands and right owners regularly engage Moroğlu Arseven, based on its reputation for delivering results, as well as effectively establishing, strengthening, enforcing and commercialising intellectual and industrial rights in Turkey.
Moroğlu Arseven is a full-service firm, boasting one of the largest dedicated intellectual property practices in Turkey within such a format. Intellectual property advice is integrated with the firm’s corporate counselling in complex matters involving regulatory, corporate and commercial aspects, as well as vice versa. Such crossover allows end-to-end support with planning and executing intellectual property transactions. Advice regularly involves developing strategies, making risk assessments and negotiating to transfer or license rights, often with parties based in different jurisdictions.
Led by Işık Özdoğan, the firm’s three dedicated intellectual property partners have worked together more than a decade. Their work ethic, close communication with clients and experience with innovative cases distinguish them from other intellectual property professionals in Turkey. Each of the three receives regular awards for their work from organisations such as Managing Intellectual Property, The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, World Trademark Review and IAM Patent.
Clients appreciate the firm’s responsive, clear and concise answers to legal questions, as well as its knowledge of their business goals, usually based on long-lasting relationships. The firm’s lawyers have a reputation for being honest with clients about their strategic interests, even where this means not moving forward with a legal action if a positive result is unlikely, or the action does not support the client’s wider strategies.
The firm manages portfolios for a number of high-profile brands where intellectual property is central to their commercial decision making. The firm’s advice and risk assessments have been integral to guiding clients’ commercial operations and decisions about whether (and how) to launch new product lines in Turkey. Several successful market clean-ups have opened the door for clients to launch their Turkish businesses, when previously they could not.
The firm’s international experience and expertise in foreign requirements are valuable to clients. These skills allow lawyers to address client concerns quickly and cost-effectively, advising on how local requirements will sit within global intellectual property portfolios and strategies. The firm is regularly engaged in complex negotiations, often including multiple parties and viewpoints. Moroğlu Arseven’s lawyers advise across a range of industries, negotiating settlements, assignments, coexistence agreements and licences for intellectual property rights.
Customised anti-counterfeiting and market clean-up projects are among Moroğlu Arseven’s strengths. High-profile brands often engage Moroğlu Arseven to deal with commercially sensitive or high-risk issues in Turkey – a notoriously difficult jurisdiction for intellectual property infringement.
Moroğlu Arseven has an unrivalled reputation as a thought leader for Turkish intellectual property matters (articles). The firm’s lawyers regularly write articles and provide insight on intellectual property law, as well as related topics where intellectual property law overlaps with other legal areas (eg, regulated industry sectors, unfair competition, trade dress and internet issues).
NSN Law Firm does not only provide legal services limited to trademark law but is actively counselling in all areas of IP as well as other IP related law matters. The Firm’s IP Department consists of four practice groups namely; “Copyright Practice Group”; “Trademark & Design Practice Group”; “Advertising Practice Group” and “Patent & Life Sciences Practice” group. The Firm also experienced in regulatory matters and practice of trademark law in regulated industries such as pharma, food, beverage, telecommunication, media, tobacco and alcohol sectors. The Firm’s regulatory experience helps us to evaluate the issues from the holistic perspective.
In NSN Law Firm, the team comprises of fully competent IP lawyers also holding trademark attorney licenses. Both prosecution and litigation processes are managed by the Firm’s lawyer team. Besides, we regularly track the last court decisions and amendments in the IP regulation, thereby we proactively guide our clients regarding the new developments in the system and give feedback if the strategy of portfolio management needs changes.
NSN Law Firm ranks at 1st tier in rankings of the Legal 500 since 2014 and 2nd tier in Chambers & Partners, Managing IP and WTR, IAM. The Firm is also selected as a Leading Law Firm by IAM for Patent Litigation and Transactions section. The senior partner Selma Ünlü is chosen amongst 250 IP women lawyer in the world from Turkey by MIP and is depicted as one of the leading recommended individuals in Legal 500, WTR and IAM in Turkey.
NSN Law firm, established and located in Istanbul, has strong ties and long-lasting cooperation with the associated legal offices in Izmir and Ankara, other two largest cities in Turkey, as well as foreign legal offices in other countries, and thus we serve our clients with the ability to represent them both within Turkey and worldwide.
Network Memberships: International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Healthcare Products Association, WIPO Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), Marques