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Pınar Arıkan is the Director of the IP prosecution practice area in the firm. She has been working for the firm since 2004. She currently leads the IP prosecution team consisting of trademark and patent attorneys.
Within the trademark, patent, design and domain name matters, she has counselled a number of local and multi-national clients from diverse businesses on clearance searches, filing new applications and oppositions, developing and implementing prosecution strategies, managing the global IP portfolios of the clients and represented them before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (the Office).
She represents multinational clients from numerous business areas including food and beverage, fashion, cosmetics, textile, electronics, entertainment, hotel and tourism, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, radio and TV broadcasting, telecoms, tobacco on all aspects of Intellectual Property. She also supervises a network worldwide patent and trademark agents in relation to registration of trademarks of various Turkish companies abroad.
Pınar has been involved in various trademark assignment projects, assisted foreign and Turkish companies to negotiate the assignment conditions, drafted the deeds of assignment and signed in the name of the assignor/assignee and record the change in ownership before the Office.
Pınar has been worked on IP due diligence projects, assisting the clients in reviewing their global IP portfolio and restructuring it where necessary, and providing them opinion on developing IP registration strategy.
Pınar has broad experience in rebranding projects and assisted the clients in providing opinions regarding the registrability of the candidate marks and registering the chosen trademarks.
Patent and Trademark Office Issues New Guidelines for Examination of Trademark Applications
WTR, Co-Author, 30.10.2019
Cross-border IP Right Assignments in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 22.11.2018
International Registrations Subject to Disparate Treatment in Opposition Proceedings
INTA Bulettin Vol. 73 No. 14, Co-Author, 07.09.2018
Letters of Consent Under the Turkish Industrial Property Code
Managing IP – International Briefings, Co-Author, 10.04.2018
TURKEY: Implementing Regulation of the New IP Code Enters into Force—Major Changes for Trademarks
INTA Bulletin Vol. 72 No. 18, Co-Author, 17.10.2017
Turkey is Welcoming The Long Awaited Industrial Property Code
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 10.01.2017
Pharmaceutical Trademarks 2017/2018, A Global Guide, Turkey Chapter
WTR, Co-Author, 07.09.2016
TPI Softens its Approach to Registration of 3D Marks
WTR, Co-Author, 31.10.2014
WIPOs International Registration System: What Now, What Next?
Intellectual Property Magazine, Co-Author, 01.07.2014
Turkish Patent Institute Gets Electronic Makeover
WTR, Co-Author, 01.10.2013
Turkey: Turkish Patent Institute Opts For Paperless System
Mondaq, Co-Author, 03.07.2013
New Communiqué On Classification Of Retail Services In Class 35 Enters Into Force
WTR, Co-Author, 14.11.2011
2004, International Trade, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
1999, Tuncay Azaphan Anadolu Ticaret Meslek Lisesi, Istanbul