Selin Sinem Erciyas


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Bar Admissions:
Ankara Bar Association

English, Turkish, German


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.


Speaking Engagements

World IP Day – Conversation on Impact of COVID-19 on IP, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, 27.04.2020

Institutionalization of Gün + Partners and Elimination of Problems, ELSA Turkey – Lawyers at Work Summit, Ankara, Turkey, 09.11.2019

Review of Patent Cases in the German, Turkish And English Courts in 2018, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 26.04.2019

Spotlight on Turkey – a Case Study, Managing Intellectual Property - International Patent Forum 2019, Speaker, London, UK, 07.03.2019

Preliminary Injuction in Turkey, Managing Intellectual Property - International Patent Forum 2018, Speaker, London, UK, 08.03.2018

Patent Case Study, FICPI – Turkey - Roundtable Meeting, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 12.01.2018

All You Need to Know About the New IP Code in Turkey, Managing Intellectual Property - International Patent Forum 2017, Speaker, London, UK, 09.03.2017

What to Know About New Patent Law in Turkey, London IP Summit IPR Events, Speaker, London, UK, 14.10.2016

Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnological Inventions, Turkish Pharmaceutical Technology Researches Association, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 10.09.2016

Harmonisation of Turkish Patent Law (with EU regulations), Managing Intellectual Property - International Patent Forum 2016, Speaker, London, UK, 10.03.2016

Building and Protecting an International Drug Portfolio, World IP Forum 2015, Speaker, Bangkok, Thailand, 15.09.2015

Spotlight on Turkey: Recent Trends and Pitfalls in Patent Litigation, Managing Intellectual Property - International Patent Forum 2015, Speaker, London, UK, 11.03.2015


  • 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