Özge Atılgan Karakulak

Partner


+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
ozge.atilgan@gun.av.tr



Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

Languages:
English, Turkish

Expertise

    Özge Atılgan Karakulak has been with the firm since 2005 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s life sciences industry and competition practices and co-chair of intellectual property practice.

    With the combination of Özge’s advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences sector, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products, such as registration / authorization procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct.

    Özge has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and she was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity actions in Turkey.

    In addition her corporate work, Özge serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers (ARTED) in Turkey and advises on numerous regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations for the Turkish government authorities.

Speaking Engagements

    6th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, Boston, MA, USA, 01-02 June 2018

    5th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, San Diego, CA, USA, June 16-17, 2017

    Life science Patent II – Hot topics in the life sciences litigation, 5th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Diego, CA, USA, June 17, 2017

    Focus: Turkey, International Patent Forum 2017, Managing Intellectual Property, Speaker, London, UK, March 09, 2017

    4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 03-04, 2016

    Pay for Delay, 4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 03, 2016

    Litigation topic 1, 4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 04, 2016

    “FOCUS: Turkey Harmonisation of Turkish Patent Law”, Euromoney Managing IP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, UK, March 09-10, 2016

    Patent, technology licensing, and trademark subjects, Master Program, Istanbul Bilgi University, Guest Lecturer, Istanbul, Turkey, March and April 2016

    What’s new in patent litigation? Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2013, Co-Chair, Boston, MA, USA, October 07, 2013

    Who pays? Pharmaceutical patents, and the developing world, IBA Annual Conference 2013, Speaker, Boston, MA, USA, October 07, 2013

Associations

    International Bar Association (IBA), Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2018 – 2019)

    International Bar Association (IBA), Chair of the Patent Law Subcommittee of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2016 – 2017)

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)

    Licensing Executives Society (LES)

    Galatasaray University Alumni Association

Education

    2006, The Institute of Social Sciences, Galatasaray University, Istanbul (LL.M. in Business Law)

    2004, Faculty of Law, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir (LL.B.)

    2000, Wautoma High School, WI, US

    1999, TED Aliaga Private High School, Izmir