Zeynep Seda Alhas


+ 90 (212) 354 00 40

Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

English, Turkish, French


    Zeynep Seda Alhas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2017. She is both a lawyer and a trademark attorney specializing in Intellectual Property law. She focuses trademark and design, anti-counterfeiting, and copyright.

    Zeynep’s IP litigation practice focuses on trademarks, designs, unfair competition and copyrights. She advises a wide range of foreign and domestic clients from numerous business sectors on implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies,

    She has vast experience in civil IP litigation, as well as domain name and unfair competition conflicts, representing clients in cancellation, invalidation, infringement and other civil court actions and domain name ADR proceedings, filing for interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, negotiating and drafting co-existence, settlement and licensing agreements.

    Zeynep has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy campaigns, handled and supervised evidence gathering and criminal raid procedures all around Turkey, and works with the firm’s in-house investigations department closely.

    She advises on portfolio management strategies and represents clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO), and supervises opposition and appeal procedures for trademark, design and well known trademark applications to the TPTO.

Speaking Engagements

    Enforcement Issues and Best Practices on Anti-Counterfeiting, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 April 2019

    Trademark – Design – Artistic Works Mock Trial, AIPPI Turkey Sertaç Köksaldı – 5th Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Counsel for the Defence, Istanbul, Turkey, April 06, 2018

    Trademark Litigation in Emerging Markets, INTA 139th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017

    New Intellectual Property Code Enters into Force, AIPPI Turkey and Ozyegin University, panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2017

    Turkey’s New Industrial Property Code (no:6769), Gün + Partners Seminar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, February 10, 2017


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

    Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Piracy and Counterfeiting Committee

    International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet Committee

    Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), Secretary of Intellectual Property Working Commission

    Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)


    2006, Faculty of Law, Galatasaray University, Istanbul LL.B.

    1999, Samsun Anatolian High School, Samsun