Gün + Partners Avukatlık Bürosu
Kore Şehitleri Cad. 17
Tel: +90 (212) 354 00 22
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.
- 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
Our intellectual property expertise covers all aspects of intellectual property rights including patents, utility models, trademark, copyright, design, geographical indications, plant varieties and internet domain names and is recognised as leading IP practice in Turkey.
We provide a full range of legal services including civil, criminal and administrative litigation, arbitration and mediation, advisory, transactional, registration, opposition, maintenance, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and investigation advice.
We combine our strengths in IP services with our industry specific expertise and devise and implement IP strategies to handle complex disputes. We invest in the training and education of our team aiming to have them recognised as leaders in their fields.
Through a substantial network of collaborating law firms and agents we manage and coordinate our clients’ IP related activities globally.
We advocate on Turkish IP laws’ compatibility with international treaties and standards. Individually and through local and international associations we work to raise IP protection standards. We strive to establishment of precedents in cases we act as counsel. We regularly contribute to all leading local and international IP associations. Our members lecture IP law and practice in some of the Istanbul universities.
We are a full-service institutional law firm with a strategic international vision, striving to deliver high quality, commercially astute legal services. We are one of the oldest and largest law firms in Turkey and are internationally recognised among the top tier legal service providers.
We are based in Istanbul, with working and correspondent offices in Ankara, Izmir and the major commercial centres in Turkey. We operate mainly in Turkish and English and also work fluently in German, French and Russian.
We advise a large portfolio of clients in numerous fields of activity including life sciences, insurance and reinsurance, energy, construction & real estate, logistics, technology, media and telecoms, automotive, FMCG, chemicals and the defence industries.
Our clients’ success is at the heart of our own success. We closely monitor developments in the business sectors in which our clients operate and invest in accumulating industry specific knowledge to understand their changing needs. We actively participate in professional, trade and business organisations in Turkey and internationally.
We are committed to adapt to our clients’ changing business needs by delivering innovative, high quality and commercially prudent legal solutions.
“Barış Zühtü Kalaycı assists clients with anti-counterfeiting mandates and copyright infringements. A client appreciates that he is “always available for assistance.“