Turkey

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
Alfa Patent Stan Advoka

Alfa Patent Stan Advoka is a newly formed company from the merger of Alfa Patent and Stan Advoka in 2018. The firm's patent service now covers a wider range of technical fields. Selda Arkan and Baris Atalay are key contacts in the firm.

Ankara Patent Bureau

Ankara Patent Bureau is highly recommended for patent protection and portfolio management work. The practice comprises of European patent attorneys, lawyers and engineers providing a one-stop-shop service. Gizem Dilan Özmen heads the patent department. Other notable patent practitioners are Emre Akkuş and Tuğba Gündemir.

Deris

Deris is one of the leading firms for IP in Turkey. The firm is respected by rivals in both patent contentious and patent prosecution work. Its IP team comprises patent attorneys and lawyers who work well together to deliver on client mandates, including infringement matters. The key patent practitioners are Okan Çan, M N Aydin Deris, N Serra Coral and E Kerim Yardimci.

Destek Patent

Destek Patent is recognised for its IP filing and portfolio management practice. The firm is led by founding partner Kemal Yamankaradeniz. Other key patent contacts in the firm are Hakan Özcan and Sedat Kizilay.

Erdem Kaya & Partners

Erdem Kaya & Partners is recommended for patent protection work in Turkey. The firm is led by managing partner Erdem Kaya, a European patent attorney with a background in electronic engineering. He is supported by experienced patent attorneys, including Murat Gişi, and a team of technical assistants. Tuğba Öztürk, Necati Tuzlaci and Gülhan Bölükbaşı are notable associates in the firm.

Gün + Partners

In 2019, the firm helped a number of life sciences sector companies to defend their patent interests in the Turkish market. The firm was also involved in a high-profile telecoms patent dispute. In March 2020, Gün + Partners was shortlisted to win the Managing IP Firm of the Year award for patent work in Turkey.

Kenaroglu

IP boutique Kenaroğlu is recommended for IP disputes and enforcement. Founding partner Yasemin Kenaroglu is the key contact for contentious and non-contentious IP instructions. Kenaroglu is supported by a team of associates such as Ufuk Yetisir and Muge Dursun. Former partner Yasemin Aktas has left the firm.

Moroğlu Arseven

Full-service law firm Moroğlu Arseven has a team for IP disputes and enforcement work. Partner Işık Özdoğan heads its IP department, which features experienced IP partners like Gökçe İzgi and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar. The partners are supported by a team of associates, most notably Yonca Çelebi and Işil Çavuş.

NSN Law Firm

NSN Law Firm is best known for its contentious IP practice, but it can also advise on IP protection and strategy in Turkey. Senior partners Selma Ünlü and Nazlı Selek are key practitioners in the firm. Patent case studies show the team represented Bayer Pharma in an action filed by a local generic manufacturer.

Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm

Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm provides a range of IP services but it is best known and respected in IP disputes. Founding partner Cahit Suluk leads IP instructions in the firm. Suluk is supported by head of litigation Bahattin Carkaci and Zeynep Balcik, who leads the prosecution department. Case studies show the IP team assisted a pharmaceutical client with filing a patent invalidation action.

Yalçiner Patent

Yalçiner Patent and Consulting is an IP boutique that specialises in IP filing and portfolio management. Ugur G Yalciner is the leading practitioner in the firm. Other key patent practitioners are Senem Kayahan and Irmak Yalciner. Case studies show the IP team assists companies such as Valipat with European patent validation.

Trade mark
Ankara Patent Bureau

Ankara Patent Bureau is one of the leading IP agencies in Turkey. The firm is recommended for trade mark protection and portfolio management. Gonca Adal Basmakci is in charge of its trade mark filing practice, while Ekin Karakus Ocal heads up the legal services department. The firm represents brand owners in a range of industries including pharmaceuticals and FMCG.

Deris

Deris is highly recommended for IP work. Disputes work is handled by the team in its law firm Deris Attorney at Law Partnership, while filing and portfolio management services are provided through its sister company Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency. The law firm is led by four partners: Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş, Nükhet Serra Coral, Okan Çan and Emre Kerim Yardımcı. Çan and Yardımcı lead on contentious instructions in the firm. Berrin Kalenderli is head of its trade mark department. The partners are supported by a team of experienced junior practitioners, notably Gizem Küçükarslan Bayer and Muazzez Korutürk.

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys at Law
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is best known for advising companies in the TMT and entertainment sectors. The firm is recognised in copyright, though it can also deal with trade mark work. Gönenç Gürkaynak and İlay Yılmaz are key IP contacts in the firm. They are supported by Tolga Uluay and Ceyda Karaoğlan Nalçacı.
Esin Attorney Partnership
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker McKenzie International, is recommended for trade mark protection and enforcement work in Turkey. Its IP practice is headed up by senior associate Mine Guner. She is supported by other associates in the firm, notably Selma Iplikcioglu Yilmaz.
Gün + Partners

Soft IP case studies in 2019 show Gün + Partners assisted several brand owners in the fashion and luxury goods sector in tackling trade mark infringement and dealt with trade mark office actions on behalf of some FMCG sector companies. For copyright and designs, the firm advised big media/entertainment companies on copyright and related rights and represented two well-known fashion industry companies in their respective design right disputes in court.  The firm won Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2020) awards for trade mark and copyright/design work in Turkey.

Istanbul Patent
Top-tier patent firm Istanbul Patent is equally strong in trade marks. The firm has a team of lawyers and trade mark attorneys for trade mark protection and portfolio management work. Head of trade mark Güven Çalik is one of the lawyers in the firm. She leads the practice alongside partner Abdurrahim Ayaz.
Kenaroglu

Boutique firm Kenaroğlu is highly recommended for trade mark and copyright advice in Turkey. IP star Yasemin Kenaroglu leads the firm with the support of senior attorneys such as Uğurcan Tekin and Ufuk Yetisir.

Moroğlu Arseven

Full-service law firm Moroğlu Arseven has a strong trade mark filing and enforcement practice. The firm is also recommended for copyright advice. Işık Özdoğan leads its IP department with support from partners Gökçe İzgi and Ezgi Baklacı Gülkokar. Notable associates in the department are Ece Berkman and Yonca Çelebi.

NSN Law Firm

NSN Law Firm's IP practice is well-regarded in the market. The firm is recommended for soft IP work including trade mark filing and portfolio management. Its IP department is led by IP star Selma Ünlü. She is supported by Nazlı Selek and Bilge Derinbay. Newly-promoted partners Gülay Göksu and Simge Şahin are future stars to watch in the department. The IP team represented Sandoz in trade mark matters and advised music publisher Musikverlag Hans Sikorski on copyright.

Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm

Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm is recommended for advice on IP disputes. Name partner Cahit Suluk is respected by rivals for his advocacy and writing skills in litigation. He is supported by Bahattin Çarkacı and trade mark attorney Zeynep Balçık.