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Trademark Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions - 2023

Overall, 2022 was a year when the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, in terms of Trademark Law, have largely faded. Delays in litigation processes due to the workload of the Courts of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights continued to be the most critical problem for the protection of rights, particularly in infringement cases, which further highlighted the importance of administrative processes before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TURKPATENT”). Indeed…

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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News and Events

We are Attending the IBA Annual Conference in Paris

We are pleased to announce our participation at the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2023 in Paris and extend an invitation for a potential meeting during the event. Özge Atılgan Karakulak, Advisory Board Member of IP and Entertainment Law Committee, and Görkem Bilgin will be representing Gün + Partners at the conference. If you are interested in exploring collaboration opportunities or simply reconnecting, please feel free to get in touch with them. We…

We Are Pleased to Announce the Recognition of Our Lawyers Among The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist 2023 - Dispute Resolution – Türkiye

We are delighted to announce that our founding partner Mehmet Gün, partners Aysel Korkmaz Yatkın and Beril Yayla Sapan and managing associate Asena Aytuğ Keser have been listed in The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist 2023 - Dispute Resolution – Türkiye. The Dispute Resolution Powerlist Türkiye, showcases the leading practitioners working in the region who focus primarily on litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. You could reach the guide…

Mehmet Gün has been listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023

Mehmet Gün, our founding partner, is listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023. The research IAM conducted, lists first-class IP strategists identified through confidential nominations made online. IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2023 is an extensive research project to identify the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolios.

Webinar: CJEU Decision Review - The Concepts of Free-Riding and Bad Faith in Reviving a Priorly Well-Known Trademark in light of the Nehera Decision

In the eighth of our Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision review webinars, we discussed "Nehera decision" of CJEU. At our webinar; Güldeniz Doğan Alkan, Cansu Evren and Ayşenur Çıtak Bozdağ discussed "Whether refiling of a prior well-known trademark by a third party is a tribute or free-riding?" Topics Summary of the dispute subject to the decision of the CJEU and the court decision Evaluation of the claims of the parties and the approach of the Court on…

Hande Hançar Spoke at IP Camp 2023

Hande Hançar, partner in our IP practice and board member of Licensing Executives Society Turkey (LES Turkey), spoke at "The Future of Trademark Licensing in Emerging Tech Industries" session of IP Camp 2023, together with Murat İdal. LES IP CAMP is the premier training event dedicated to Intellectual Property Management and Licensing, organized by LES-Turkey since 2014. Gün + Partners is a proud supporter of IP Camp.
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