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Media and Advertising Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

2022 has been an important year with significant developments for advertising law practice in Turkey. During this year, new regulations have been enacted and the Advertisement Board rendered prominent guiding decisions regarding commercial advertisements and unfair commercial practices. According to publicly available statistics, the Advertisement Board reviewed 1101 complaints in the first half of 2022, 949 of which were found contrary to the law and issued cease orders with…

Patent Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

After adapting to the innovations brought by the Intellectual Property Law (“IPL”) and the difficulties, it has brought into practice, this time the Turkish patent system has entered the process of adapting to the changes that have occurred after the pandemic. In parallel with the rest of the world, new pages have been opened in the Turkish patent law system by entering a new phase after the pandemic to keep patent rights in a reasonable balance with international epidemics.…

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

The year 2022, in which we have left behind the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been a hectic year for the life sciences industry. It is expected that 2023 will be at least as busy as 2022 due to the amendments in the pharmaceutical and medical device legislation in the EU and the fact that presidential elections will be held in Turkey. The increase in the quality of health services and patients’ access to medicines has inevitably increased the demand for…

Copyright Law in Turkey Key Development and Predictions 2022

In the report, we outline eight controversial issues that we often encounter in Turkish copyright Law. 2021 was a year when the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on business began to disappear. Curfews and travel restrictions were lifted, while practices such as remote working and online meetings continued, business life returned to normal as much as possible. On the other hand, a very rapid digital transformation is continuously experienced in almost every field in our…

Data Protection and Privacy Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2022

We focus on the key aspects of data privacy matters and developments in Turkey, and the most important or challenging issues regarding the same. The Data Protection Law entered into force in 2016. Even prior to its enactment, and afterwards, we have been dealing with privacy law and data protections issues. We have seen a significant number of data breach decisions issued by the Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) in the past year, and these have shed light on the practice and…

Trademark Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2022

In this year's report, we have compiled our articles on various topics of trademark law that we deem important for brand owners, which we have developed over the course of the last year. 2021 has been a year during which the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on business have started to fade away. Lockdowns and travel restrictions were lifted, and business reverted to normal to the extent possible by keeping best practices such as working remotely and meeting virtually. The…


As the impact of the COVID-19 continues to evolve, we face this unprecedented situation together. Companies around the world need to act promptly. Our priority is to continue to provide high quality client service, while protecting the health and safety of our people and their families. Our COVID-19 HUB is designed to keep our stakeholders updated and help them understand the legal effects of COVID-19 outbreak, and take steps to maintain their businesses in Turkey. Our…

Monthly Newsletters

March 2023

  • How Does Turkey's Judicial System Fare With Respect to Gender Diversity?
  • Evaluation of the Decision to Block Access to Ekşi Sözlük within the Scope of Freedom of Expression
  • Cyber Insurance and Insuring NFTs
  • Amendment to Press Labour Law
  • Unified Patent Court - How It Will Resonate in Turkey?
  • DELPHI v DEPLHI: PTO’s Decision Sheds Light on Interpretation of Bad Faith

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Webinar: World IP Day - Women and IP: Women Behind Life Changing Innovations - An Interview with Prof. Rana Sanyal

Gün + Partners will be celebrating the World IP Day with webinars. Please join us for a fireside chat between Selin Sinem Erciyas and our guest Prof. Rana Sanyal. This webinar concentrates on women behind life changing innovations, and they will be discussing on below topics.

INTA Pre-Annual Meeting Reception 2023

This reception is planned exclusively for you and your colleagues to learn more about INTA’s upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting Live+. Feel free to bring a friend, colleague, or prospective member to find out more about this year's educational program, Business Development offerings, and more. Plus, learn about all the benefits of being or becoming an INTA member!

Hande Hançar Will Speak at "New Developments in Environmental Marketing Regulation, Europe" Webinar by GALA

Hande Hançar, partner in our TMT practice, will talk about the recent developments in the laws and standards governing environmental marketing in Europe at "New Developments in Environmental Marketing Regulation, Europe" webinar by GALA. For more information: http://blog.galalaw.com/post/102iacc/youre-invited-new-developments-in-environmental-marketing-regulation-europ

Gün + Partners Top Ranked by WTR 1000 2023

We have been named as the top tier firm and our 9 practitioners are recognized as the leading individuals in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2023. The resource identifies the leading trademark practitioners and firms from around the globe, offering the definitive ‘go-to’ guide for those seeking legal trademark expertise. https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/rankings/wtr-1000/country/turkey World Trademark Review writes: Hub…

Announcement of New Managing Associate and Senior Associate Promotions, 2023

We announce the promotion of our lawyers Baran Güney, Direnç Bada and Yalçın Umut Talay to managing associate; Ahmet Kürşat Yıldız, Atahan Erkul, Cansu Evren, Ezgi Kut and Merve Çimen Sevine to senior associate taking effect from 1 February 2023.


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