Intellectual Property Litigation

We represent clients in enforcing, defending and exploiting a range of intellectual property rights before the Turkish courts. These rights include copyrights, trademarks, domain names, industrial designs, patents and utility models, as well as unfair competition claims. Our strong dispute resolution and intellectual property teams work closely with technical experts to provide encompassing and effective representation for clients involved in litigation, no matter which side of the dispute they find themselves on.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of some infringement and counterfeiting activities, we often represent clients seeking emergency injunctions and temporary orders from the court to preserve their rights.

Our litigation team is involved in potential intellectual property disputes and litigation from an early stage in order to provide support, risk assessments, litigation strategy and general guidance on the settlement options available to our clients at any given stage of an intellectual property dispute.

Intellectual property litigation often involves parties based outside of Turkey. We are accustomed to working with foreign clients and counter-parties to achieve the best possible outcome for our client in a given dispute. This include providing regular updates on the progress of court actions, as well as full consideration of alternative dispute resolution methods which may allow our client to reach a quicker or more cost effective resolution to the dispute. We regularly support our clients to reach effective and creative settlements which avoid the court room altogether.

We often advise clients involved in dispute resolution procedures before international tribunals such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, World Intellectual Property Office, European Patent Office and the Community Trademark Office.