Selma Ünlü

NSN Law Firm - Turkey

Senior Partner

Altunizade Burhaniye Mah. Atilla Sok. 6 Üsküdar


Patent star 2022

Top 250 Women in IP 2022

Trade mark star 2022




Practice areas:

IP transactions
Patent litigation
Trade mark litigation

Industry sectors:

Life sciences

Selma Ünlü is a senior partner with NSN Law Firm. She graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Law in 1989 and obtained her diploma in private international law from Wolverhampton University in the UnitedKingdom.
Ms Ünlü has special expertise in life sciences and IP litigation and transactions. She is a qualified patent and trademark attorney; an accredited, court-appointed expert before the specialised IP courts and commercial courts of Istanbul for IP and IT-related disputes; and a panellist for WIPO and the Czech Arbitration Centre for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policyproceedings.
Her extensive legal experience developed over 30 years has led to her recognition by WTR 100, The Legal 500, IAM 1000, Managing Intellectual Property, Who’s Who Legal, UK Monthly Lawyer and Chambers & Partners as being among the world’s best IP practitioners with special expertise in life sciences law. Since 2017 she has repeatedly been chosen among the Top 250 Women IP Lawyers by Managing IntellectualProperty.
Ms Ünlü has 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 andpackaging.
Ms Ünlü 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 inTurkey.

Year Joined Firm: 2011

Education/Alumni: Marmara University, Faculty of Law

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


Last updated 7 July 2021