Selin Sinem Erciyas
+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
Selin Sinem Erciyas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. She specializes in life sciences and intellectual property with a special focus on patents and utility models.
Selin has been involved in a number of advisory and litigation matters in all fields of IP and has handled hundreds of contentious and non-contentious administrative oppositions and court actions involving intellectual property rights, particularly in relation with protection of patent rights. She regularly advises on patent infringement actions, declaration of non-infringement actions and nullity actions.
She represents multinational pharmaceutical companies before the Ministry of Health on regulatory issues and examinations.
Selin is the spokesperson for some NGO’s in Turkey and in Europe (EFPIA, Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies Association [AIFD], Foreign Investors Association, Turkey Industry and Business Association) and represents these NGO’s before Turkish Parliament and Turkish Ministries. Delegation of the European Union to Turkey contacts with Selin every year before drafting the IP section of EU Progress Report of Turkey. By the invitation of the Ministry of Development, Selin contributes to the IP team of the Ministry in preparation of the Progress Report of Turkey. Selin also advises commercial counselors of Embassy of U.S.A, British Embassy, and Embassy of Switzerland in relation with the IP Law and developments in Turkey.
Turkish IP Court Delays Invalidation Action After Considering European Patent Convention
IAM - International Report, Author, 04.02.2019
Mandatory Mediation Introduced for Patent Disputes in Turkey
IAM - International Report, Author, 28.01.2019
Stay of Execution to Mandatory Arbitration
Gün + Partners 17.10.2018
Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs 2018 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 24.05.2018
The Implications of EPO Opposition Proceedings on Enforcement and Validity Actions in Turkey
IBA - IP & Entertainment Law Committee Newsletter, Co-Author, 10.05.2018
Istanbul IP Court Rejects PI Demand due to Pending Invalidation Action
Managing IP – International Briefings, Author, 09.05.2018
Patent Litigation in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 16.04.2018
Roundtable Meeting Report on “Invalidation of an EP by the National Court While the Opposition Procedures Continue Before the EPO”
FICPI News, Co-Author, 26.03.2018
Patent Use and Compulsory Licences
Managing IP – International Briefings, Author, 19.03.2018
Patents in Europe: Helping Business Compete in the Global Economy 2018/2019, Turkey Chapter
IAM-Patents in Europe, Co-Author, 10.10.2017
A new adventure for the intellectual property system in Turkey: IP Code No 6769
IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee Update, VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1, Co-Author, 29.06.2017
All You Need to Know About the New IP Code in Turkey, Euromoney Managing IP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, UK, March 9-10, 2016
What to Know About New Patent Law in Turkey, London IP Summit IPR Events, Speaker, London, UK, October 13-14, 2016.
Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnological Inventions, Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Researches Association, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10, 2016.
Harmonisation of Turkish Patent Law (with EU regulations), Euromoney Managing IP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, UK, March 9-10, 2016
Building and Protecting an International Drug Portfolio, World IP Forum 2015, Speaker, Bangkok, Thailand, September 15-17, 2015.
Spotlight on Turkey: Recent Trends and Pitfalls in Patent Litigation, Euromoney Managing IP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, UK, March 10-11, 2015
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys Turkey (FICPI Turkey), Vice President and Founding Member
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), Intellectual Property Working Commission
2005, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich (LL.M Eur)
2002, Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Ankara (LL.B.)
1998, Arı College, Ankara