Zeynep Seda Alhas
+ 90 (212) 354 00 40
Zeynep Seda Alhas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2017. She is both a lawyer and a trademark attorney specializing in Intellectual Property law. She focuses trademark and design, anti-counterfeiting, and copyright.
Zeynep’s IP litigation practice focuses on trademarks, designs, unfair competition and copyrights. She advises a wide range of foreign and domestic clients from numerous business sectors on implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies,
She has vast experience in civil IP litigation, as well as domain name and unfair competition conflicts, representing clients in cancellation, invalidation, infringement and other civil court actions and domain name ADR proceedings, filing for interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, negotiating and drafting co-existence, settlement and licensing agreements.
Zeynep has been involved in numerous anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy campaigns, handled and supervised evidence gathering and criminal raid procedures all around Turkey, and works with the firm’s in-house investigations department closely.
She advises on portfolio management strategies and represents clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TPTO), and supervises opposition and appeal procedures for trademark, design and well known trademark applications to the TPTO.
District Court Upholds Foreign Mark Owner’s Opposition Based on ‘Genuine Right Ownership’ Ground
WTR, Co-Author, 24.08.2020
CJEU Declares the Criteria to be Considered in Determination of Bad Faith
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 24.01.2020
Could Use of a Registered Trademark Cause Infringement?
AIPPI E-news, Co-Author, 19.11.2019
Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Designs 2019 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 09.09.2019
Victory for Red Bull as Trademark Office Refuses Application for Blue and Grey Colour Mark
WTR, Co-Author, 26.07.2019
The Importance of Evidence Gathering for Criminal Cases
Managing IP – International Briefings, Co-Author, 10.07.2019
TPTO Refuses Trade Mark Solely due to Bad Faith
Managing IP – International Briefings, Co-Author, 07.09.2018
Anti-counterfeiting 2018 in Turkey
WTR, Co-Author, 25.05.2018
Analysing Turkey’s Evolving Trade Mark Landscape
Managing IP – Turkey Focus 2018, Co-Author, 13.03.2018
New Circular Improves Customs Protection of IP Rights; Number of Suspensions Increases Considerably
WTR, Co-Author, 21.02.2018
Welcome Reforms to Trade Mark Protection
Managing IP – Turkey Focus, Co-Author, 22.02.2017
New Industrial Property Code Now in Force
INTA Bulletin, Co-Author, 15.02.2017
Turkey: Changes to Anti-Counterfeiting Legislation
Managing IP – International Briefings, Co-Author, 27.01.2017
The Effects of COVID-19 on Anti-counterfeiting Activities in EMEA Region, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, 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
World IP Day – Conversation on Impact of COVID-19 on IP, Gün + Partners Webinar, Speaker, 27.04.2020
Enforcement Issues and Best Practices on Anti-Counterfeiting, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 26.04.2019
Trademark – Design – Artistic Works Mock Trial, AIPPI Turkey - Sertaç Köksaldı – 5th Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Counsel for the Defence, Istanbul, Turkey, 06.04.2018
Trademark Litigation in Emerging Markets, INTA - 139th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 21.05.2017
New Intellectual Property Code Enters into Force, AIPPI Türkiye and Ozyegin University, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, 01.04.2017
Turkey’s New Industrial Property Code (no:6769), Gün + Partners Seminar, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 10.02.2017
- Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle Turkey (AIPPI Turkey)
- Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Piracy and Counterfeiting Committee
- International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet Committee
- Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), Secretary of Intellectual Property Working Commission
- Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey (PEM)
- 2006, Faculty of Law, Galatasaray University, Istanbul LL.B.
- 1999, Samsun Anatolian High School, Samsun