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Trademark Law in Türkiye Key Developments and Predictions - 2024

While the year 2023 did not bring substantial changes to the Turkish Trademark Law practice, it can still be considered an important year in terms of introducing some modifications and innovations in application. A portion of the year, especially due to the changes in judges at the Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights Courts in Istanbul, passed with uncertainties. However, with the appointment of new judges to these Courts in the last quarter of the year, there has…

Data Protection and Privacy Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

This year’s report focuses on the basic regulations and principles of personal data protection law, developments in Turkey, and the most important or challenging issues regarding data privacy as well as the latest developments in the field of personal data protection, the latest decisions and published guidelines. The Law on the Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (“Law”) entered into force in 2016. In 2022, it has been observed that settled case-laws have started to…

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 2023

Turkish copyright law continues to develop solutions to issues arising from new technological developments while also focusing on existing and traditional sub-fields. Many plagiarism cases concerned with cinematographic works have been filed in the past year, receiving significant media coverage. Expert reports have elaborated on the subject of plagiarism in these cases, including those filed against award-winning films and TV shows. The elaboration of the term before the…

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We are attending the 10th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference in Madrid

The 10th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference will take place on 29 - 31 May 2024 in Madrid, Spain. In a conference spanning two days, legal experts from the industry, authorities and private practice will discuss key developments in all aspects of the healthcare and life sciences sectors, including new regulatory requirements in the EU and the US, Transatlantic Review of Patent Litigation, Effective Resolution in Life Sciences Collaborations, Interoperability and…

Our Lawyers Recognized in the Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2024

We are proud to announce that Mehmet Gün, Özge Atılgan Karakulak, Selin Sinem Erciyas, and Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın have been named among the world’s leading practitioners in Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2024. WWL: Life Sciences provides a comprehensive analysis of the leading lawyers around the world currently handling sophisticated patent litigation and product liability proceedings as well as regulatory and transactional matters for high-profile clients across the sector.

We Are the "Firm of the Year" by Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024

We are honored to have been named 'Firm of the Year' in the 'Trademark Disputes' category at the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards 2024. These awards recognize the firms, individuals, and companies that have conducted the most innovative and challenging IP work over the past year and have been instrumental in driving the international IP market. Over 600 participants attended the event to celebrate these achievements. Our partner, Zeynep Seda Alhas, represented our…

Hande Hançar Spoke at the IAA Webinar

Hande Hançar spoke as part of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance panel during the "Artificial Intelligence & Marketing – A Global Legal Perspective Europe" webinar, hosted by the International Advertising Association on April 10th.  

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Results Announced

We are delighted to announce that we have been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Turkey by The Legal 500 EMEA 2024, achieving 'Top Tier' rankings in 3 out of the 9 practice areas in which we are ranked. We are proud to have 1 of our lawyers listed in the 'Hall of Fame' group, 3 in the 'Leading Individuals' group, 3 in the 'Next Generation Partners' group, and 2 in the 'Rising Stars' group. These results demonstrate our comprehensive expertise and commitment to…

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