Hande Hançar


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Istanbul Bar Association

English, Turkish, French


Hande Hançar Çelik joined the firm in 2005 and has been a partner since 2014. She is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology, media & telecommunication practices.

She advises on intellectual property, both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names and unfair competition. She has extensive litigation experience and has counselled numerous foreign clients on IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements. Hande has also acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and assisted clients in drafting complex software and patent license contracts.

Within the scope of the technology, media & telecommunication practice group, Hande provides support to clients on consumer law particularly for labelling and product liability issues, commercial communication and advertising, data protection and ensuring that their products and services are compliant with the Turkish regulatory regime.

Hande also serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.

Speaking Engagements

Investigation of SMEs and Sectors in the Modernization of the Customs Union, TÜRKONFED – Customs Union for SMEs Opening Meeting, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 21 August 2019

Understanding Commercialisation in IP, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 April 2019

Launching a Global Advertising Campaign, 3rd Annual Advertising Law in the United States & Around the Globe Seminar in conjunction with GALA Annual Meeting, Panellist, New York, USA, March 21-22, 2019

Intellectual Property Rights Training, TÜSİAD Bu Gençlikte İş Var! Entrepreneurship Camp, Instructor, Istanbul, Turkey, February 08, 2019

Commercialization Training, 3rd Istanbul International Invention Fair, Instructor, Istanbul, Turkey, September 28, 2018

Turkish patent law and employee inventions, IP.CAMP 2018 – Patents for Business Intelligence, Workshop Leader, Izmir, Turkey, September 13, 2018

Intellectual Property Law, Master Program, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Guest Lecturer, Istanbul, Turkey

Intellectual Property Law, Master Program, Istanbul University, Guest Lecturer, Istanbul, Turkey

Legal Framework for the Commercialization of University Inventions – The Glakolens Case, International Conference on Managing IP in Universities, Boğaziçi University, Speaker, İstanbul, Turkey, October 12, 2017

Global Advertising – Influencers, Product Placement and Local Practice Pointers!, 2017 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference, Panellist, Chicago, IL, USA, November 14, 2017

Social Media Globally, 2017 GALA Annual Meeting, in cooperation with ANA and BAA, Panellist, Washington, DC, USA, March 30, 2017

Management and Commercialization of IP Rights, TÜRKPATENT and LES Turkey Event, Speaker, Ankara, Turkey, July 2016

Patent, technology licensing, and trademark, Istanbul Bilgi University, Master Program Guest Lecturer, Istanbul, Turkey, March-April 2016

Advertisement in pharmaceutical industry in Turkey, GALA Webinar, Speaker, September 01, 2016

EU Trade Mark Law and Their Effect on Trademark Owners, Importance of Intellectual Property Rights Protection for Business Growth Conference Gün + Partners in cooperation with ECTA, Speaker, Izmir, Turkey, May 03, 2016

Trends and paradigm shifts in 3D trademarks *designs* 3D printing, 29th Annual Conference, MARQUES, Vienna, Austria, September 18, 2015

Legal Aspects of IPR, International Conference on Managing IP in Universities, Bogazici University, panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, October 16, 2015

Technology Transfer Law – 1, AKİŞMER – Akdeniz University, Guest Lecturer, Antalya, Turkey, February 25, 2015

Advertisement Rules for Alcoholic Beverages in Turkey, GALA Event, Speaker, London, UK, September 2015


  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Chair of the Publications Committee and Member of Copyright Committee
  • Licensing Executives Society Turkey (LES Turkey), Board Member
  • International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)


  • 2005, Faculty of Law, Galatasary University, İstanbul
  • 1999, Kdz. Eregli Anatolian High School, Zonguldak