Kenaroglu is a boutique law office based in Istanbul with the liasion offices in Ankara and Izmir. Being internationally orientated and recognised among the top tier legal service providers, Kenaroglu advises its clients in Intellectual Property Law as well as Media and Enternaintment Law and IT and telecoms. All the lawyers of the firm are certified also as trademark and/or patent attorneys and are bilingual and fluent in English. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality enforcement, prosecution, counseling and litigation services to local and international companies.
The firm’s depth of experience in the areas of practice creates a compelling value proposition for its demanding clients and their complex legal needs, and uniquely enables the firm to provide seamless practical advice and creative solutions on a wide range of legal matters in the most responsive, competent, efficient and effective manner.
Kenaroglu’s client portfolio includes worldwide corporations and leading companies in a wide variety of businesses, including fashion, automotive, media and entertainment, electronics, computer software and hardware, pharmaceuticals. The firm advises its clients with its extensive IP experience covering the whole spectrum of trademark, patent, design and utility model matters and made a name with its capability of creating strategies replying its clients’ exact needs, especially in trademark and patent litigation cases. The firm also prosecutes all kind of IP applications, files and defends against oppositions and appeals before the trademark and patent office as well as preparation of contracts and handling negotiations with a remarkable success.
The attorneys possess extensive experience and a high level of expertise also in copyright law and represent broadcasters and publishers in their challenge with pirate broadcasting and publishing, as well as prepartion of license and all other type of agreements in copyright law.
Kenaroglu acts for clients across the entire industry, from technology to medical device companies, and the firm’s experience in regulatory enables it to develop innovative strategies, to manage not only complex litigation but to help clients in other complex business transactions.
International Trademark Association (INTA)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
We are a full boutique IP firm, with a team consisting of IP lawyers who all have LL.M degree on IP & IT Law and patent attorneys coming from different technical backgrounds, with some of them having at least 15+ experience and national reputation. We represent and advise R&D departments and and sometimes even legal departments of many universities, and big companies which are leading their industries. We are currently serving more than 1,500 esteemed domestic and international clients, including top patent and trademark filers of Turkey, +25 well-known universities, +10 technology development zones, +40 companies with governmentally supported R&D centers.
We have offices in Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara, İzmir and with the promotion of Ms. Ahu Güneyli as partner of our company in 2019, we also established our first office abroad, in London with her relocation.
In light of our IP Awareness Project, which initially started as pro-bono work but upon high demand, expended to being one of the main services provided, we have given more than 200+ IP trainings & lectures to the universities and companies, especially which have R&D departments and also many are top-filers in Turkey.
Our own tailor made IT software program enables us to manage and automate our clients’ portfolio, which also provides the possibility of our clients’ direct access with their own accounts/passwords. We receive many positive feedbacks from our clients on our automated and transparent system.
We also hold the ISO 9001:2015 certificate and are the 1st firm in Turkey receiving EFQM Excellence Model Award.
Our attorneys at law are also experienced trademark attorneys, all holding an LL.M degree on IP & IT Law from international reputed universities, with in-depth knowledge of relevant case law and recent key decisions. Some of them are also certified court experts to act during proceeding before the Specialized Turkish IP Courts. Thus, we successfully handle all legal cases before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT) or the courts and also render related services as regards C&D letters, IP investigations and custom recordals.
We also differ from many Turkish IP firms in that our experienced in-house patent attorneys with diverse technical backgrounds effectively support our litigation team in all patent related disputes.
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.
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