Uğur Aktekin


+ 90 (212) 354 00 22

Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

English, Turkish


Uğur Aktekin joined the firm in 1999 and has been a partner since 2003. He is co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice and the technology, media and telecom industry practice

Uğur’s Intellectual Property practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights.

He advises on implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies and portfolio management, representing clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, as well as cancellation, infringement and other court actions and domain name ADR proceedings, filing for interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, negotiating and drafting co-existence, settlement and licensing agreements.

Uğur has been involved in numerous anti-piracy campaigns, civil litigation, criminal raids and litigation involving software copyrights, cinematographic and musical copyrights, cartoon character copyrights, architectural copyrights, databases and television film formats.

His TMT practice covers media, advertising, consumer, internet, technology licensing, information technologies, computer software, computer games, data protection, data privacy and security.

He advises on all aspects of advertising and media laws, including clearance of advertisements, contracts, promotions and sweepstakes to various local and multinational companies primarily on food and beverages, technology, media, telecom and entertainment sectors.

Uğur also advises on data protection legislation, website privacy policies and terms of use under Turkish law.


Speaking Engagements

Key Developments and Predictions for Trademark Law in Turkey, Gün + Partners Seminar, Panellist, İzmir, Turkey, May 09, 2019

Genericization Problem in Brands, Istanbul Bilgi University Intellectual Property Law Application and Research Center, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, May 08, 2019

EU Copyright Reform and Implications for Turkish law, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 April 2019

Trademark Litigation in Turkey, master students at WIPO, Ankara University, Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Ankara, Turkey, Guest Lecturer, May 2017

Professional Conduct Rules for Patent and Trademark Attorneys – Rules and Practices from Abroad, 2nd Istanbul International Invention Fair, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, March 02-04, 2017

Turkey’s new Industrial Property Code (No:6769), Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Speaker, Izmir, Turkey, March 15, 2017

Turkey’s new Industrial Property Code (No:6769), INTA Pre-annual Meeting and Reception, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey March 17, 2017

Patent, technology licensing, and trademark subjects, Master program, Istanbul Bilgi University, Guest lecturer, March and April 2016

Foreign Words as Trademark, FICPI – Open Forum Barcelona, Moderator and Speaker, Barcelona, Spain, November 7, 2014

Can mid-sized law firms manage their business and partnership alone anymore, or is it mandatory to hire consultants and professionals to support and lead? IBA Annual Conference, Speaker, Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2014.

What restrictions are there in Wine Advertising & Communications? AIDV International Conference, Speaker, Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2013.

Life in a Law Firm – Challenges and Rewards, IBA Annual Conference, Speaker, Boston, MA, USA, October 10, 2013.

Combating Against Lookalikes in Turkey, INTA Annual Meeting, Speaker, Dallas, TX, USA, May 8, 2013.

Anatomy of an Anti-counterfeiting Action in Turkey, INTA Advanced Anti-counterfeiting Strategies Conference, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, December 4, 2012

The Role of Industrial Property Agents in the Implementation and Operation of the Madrid System – The case of Turkey, Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks Seminar, WIPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, Speaker, Mexico City, Mexico, February 14, 2012.


  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys of Turkey (FICPI Turkey), Founder and President
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Data Protection Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW)
  • Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
  • Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)


  • 2008, Faculty of Law, Bilgi University, İstanbul LL.M
  • 1998, Faculty of Law, İstanbul University, İstanbul LL.B.
  • 1992, Land Forces Military Academy, Ankara
  • 1988, Kuleli Military High School, İstanbul