We have been named as the top tier firm and our 9 practitioners are recognized as the leading individuals in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2023. The resource identifies the leading trademark practitioners and firms from around the globe, offering the definitive ‘go-to’ guide for those seeking legal trademark expertise.
World Trademark Review writes:
Hub of excellence Gün + Partners “approaches all matters diligently and in a commercial manner to secure fantastic results for clients. Acting as an extension of their clients’ legal teams, the professional and experienced attorneys at the outfit stand head and shoulders above the rest. Patrons have complete trust in the ensemble to prioritise their interests while being honest about all possible outcomes.” Founding partner Mehmet Gün is “admired in the Turkish legal environment. He has tremendously thorough expertise and experience in IP, commercial and corporate law.” Uğur Aktekin and Barış Kalaycı capitalise on their storied legal careers to effectively co-lead the IP practice. Aktekin earns enthusiastic praise for being “exceptionally responsive, helpful and insightful. His in-depth knowledge about case law means he can successfully handle complex matters and achieve great results.” While Kalaycı has a laser focus on anti-counterfeiting and IP protection, he aids names in an array of industries from fashion and luxury goods to food and beverages. Captaining the firm’s IP prosecution department is Pınar Arıkan, who impresses patrons with her “invaluable insights and recommendations”. Colleague Zeynep Seda Alhas stands out for her “responsiveness, ability to tackle matters at short notice, and her innovative and creative ways of approaching the intricacies of trademark law”. Tenacious litigator Hande Hançar showcases “considerable expertise in IP enforcement and achieves great results for complex matters against infringers, thanks to her pragmatic approach, responsiveness and flexibility in adapting to her clients’ needs”. While colleague Mutlu Yıldırım Köse is “a rising star who is building a reputation in the trademark community – she is incredibly bright, sharp witted and has a real commercial understanding. Clients love her and the opposition fears her.” For those seeking robust IP protection and enforcement, Güldeniz Doğan Alkan is a safe pair of hands. She is a trusted adviser to numerous household-name brands and truly shines when it comes to handling multifaceted opposition and infringement matters. Joining her colleagues in the rankings this year is Dicle Doğan – one to watch as she demonstrates high-calibre litigation skills in her work for clientele in the life sciences.