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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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Mehmet Gün, Özge Atılgan Karakulak and Selin Sinem Erciyas are Listed in IAM Global Leaders 2024

We are pleased to announce that our founding partner Mehmet Gün and partners Özge Atılgan Karakulak and Selin Sinem Erciyas, have been recognized as IAM Global Leaders for the year 2024. This prestigious distinction is reserved for individuals who attain the gold tier ranking in the IAM Patent 1000, an authoritative directory that identifies the foremost law firms and attorneys in key patent jurisdictions around the world. This recognition reflects our firm’s commitment to…

We are Attending the INTA 2023 Leadership Meeting

Our firm will be represented by Uğur Aktekin, partner of our Intellectual Property practice and Pınar Arıkan director of the IP prosecution practice at the INTA (International Trademark Association) 2023 Leadership Meeting in Houston, Texas. For all details about the event please click here.

We Are the "Firm of the Year in Turkey" by WWL Awards 2023

We are pleased to announce that our firm has been recognized as the "Firm of the Year in Turkey" by Who's Who Legal. Our partners Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş and Beril Yayla Sapan represented our firm at the award ceremony held at The HAC in London. Each year Who’s Who Legal identifies the individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in their research. After an in-depth assessment of the findings, Who’s Who Legal announces awards for the leading firms in over 70…

Our Lawyers Have Been Recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Authors

We are delighted our lawyers have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Authors for the below categories at the Mondaq Autumn 2023 awards. Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment & Data Protection: New Regulation From ICTA On Social Network Providers Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences: New Regulations on Nutrition and Health Claims for Food and Food Supplements Mondaq Autumn 2023 Thought Leadership Awards, showcase top authors based on total readership between April…

Uğur Aktekin is an Instructor for the International Certificate Program of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Uğur Aktekin, partner of our Intellectual Property practice, is an instructor in the INTA International Certificate Program: “The Lifecycle of a Trademark”. The course is structured into six chapters each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and Middle East. Uğur Aktekin is the moderator and one of the instructors of the Middle East chapter of the program. Learn more…

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