Barış Kalaycı

Barış Kalaycı

Bar Admissions: Istanbul Bar Association
Languages: English, Turkish
Phone: + 90 (212) 354 00 40
Email: baris.kalayci@gun.av.tr


Barış Kalaycı joined the firm in 1997 and has been a Partner since 2010. He is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and business crime and anti-corruption practices.

His Intellectual Property practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights. He has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy campaigns and civil litigation cases mostly with preliminary injunction requests involving all aspects of IP rights. He also has a special focus on customs IP protection against counterfeit goods being exported, imported and in transit.

Baris also leads the firm’s in-house investigations department which supports the investigative needs of all the firm’s clients and practice groups, especially in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy matters.

Barış also leads the teams in major business crimes and anti-corruption cases as well as some high profile commercial litigation.

Speaking Engagements

The Global Threat of Trade in Falsified Medicines: A Danger to Health and Development, EMEA Security Conference & Exhibition | High Security Printing, Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Conference, Panelist, İstanbul, 31.05.2023

Combating Counterfeiting in Turkey, JETRO - International Intellectual Property Protection Forum, Speaker, 27.10.2022

Transparency Association, Report Launch Event for Combating Illegal Trade and Informal Economy in Turkey, Speaker, Istanbul, 06.06.2022

Brand Crimes and Money Laundering, Transparency International Association - Launch of Report on Combating Illegal Trade and Informal Economy in Turkey, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 03.06.2022

Trademark Law in Turkey Key Developments and Predictions 2022, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 03.06.2022

Legal Actions Against Counterfeit or Illegal Drugs Eluded out of the Legal Supply Chain, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, 06.04.2022

Fighting Counterfeit Products, Automechanika Academy and Turkish Automotive Aftermarket Association, Panelist, 15.11.2021

The Effects of COVID-19 on Anti-counterfeiting Activities in EMEA Region, Gün + Partners Webinar, Moderator, 22.06.2020

Key Developments and Predictions for Trademark Law in Turkey - 2020 With a Focus on the Impacts of the COVID-19, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, 18.05.2020

Fighting Counterfeit and Diverted Medicines in and from Turkey, PTMG 99th conference, Speaker, Berlin, Germany, 03.10.2019

Enforcement Issues and Best Practices on Anti-Counterfeiting, Gün + Partners - World IP Day, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 26.04.2019

Turkey’s New IP Code and Key Changes for Trademarks, Gün + Partners Seminar, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 13.04.2018

Intellectual Property Rights in Fashion Law, Jurists' Association Turkey - Law School 6, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 10.03.2018

Assessment of Whistleblowing, Ethics and Reputation Society Seminar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 28.11.2017

Parallel Importation and its reflections on IP Rights and Anti-Counterfeiting and Customs Regulations, AIPPI Turkey 4th IP Law Seminar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 07.04.2016

Trafficking in counterfeit goods – a cross-border commercial bonanza, IBA 17th Transnational Crime Conference, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 03.04.2014

Developing Brands in Turkey: New Strategies, IP Summit - Regenerating Trademarks, Chair, Alicante, Spain, 11.12.2012

Seizure of Fake Products in Transit at Turkish Borders and Free Trade Areas, AIPPI Turkey IP Law Seminar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 28.06.2012



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

  • Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG)

  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Enforcement Committee

  • Ethics & Reputation Society (TEID)

  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)

  • Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)

  • Transparency International Turkey


  • 2019, Istanbul University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul LLM. (Candidate)
  • 1997, Ankara University, Faculty of Law, Ankara LL.B.
  • 1993, Antalya Anatolian High School, Antalya

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