Selma Ünlü

NSN Law Firm - Turkey

Senior Partner

Altunizade Street


Patent star 2023

Top 250 Women in IP 2023

Trade mark star 2023

English, Turkish




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Selma, who has 33 years’ experience in intellectual property, is a senior partner and leads the patent and life sciences and trademark departments. Selma has special expertise in life sciences and IP litigation and transactions and significant experience in advising major local and international clients on cross-border IP matters including both transactional consultancy and litigation. She has handled the IP and life sciences portfolios of multinational companies for almost three decades, and obtained precedential decisions in countless cutting-edge court cases. She acts in a wide range of contentious matters, particularly those involving complex regulation. She advises companies on content and technology development and licensing, e-commerce, advertising and distribution. She also advises advertising agencies, television and radio broadcasters, social network operators, online retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers on legal clearance of advertisements, online gambling, labelling and packaging.

She is a qualified patent and trademark attorney, as well as a court-appointed expert before IP courts and the Commercial Court regarding IP and IT-related disputes. She is a domain name panellist before the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Support Centre and a panellist for the Czech Arbitration Centre for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings.

Selma Ünlü has been repeatedly choosen by IP Stars to be among the 250 IP Women Lawyers and regularly recognized as one of leading professionals in Türkiye by many ranking firms such as Legal 500, WTR, Monthly Lawyer, Chambers & Partners, and IAM Patent. She frequently speaks at domestic and international conferences on the topics of IP and life sciences regulations. She has published extensively on various areas of IP law and helped to shape the protection of pharmaceutical trademarks in Türkiye.

Year Joined Firm: 2011

Education/Alumni: Marmara University, Faculty of Law, Diploma program, Wolverhamton University

Network Memberships: MARQUES, AIPPI, INTA, ECTA, PTMG