Turkey Erdem, Kaya & Partners

Erdem, Kaya & Partners is a full-service IP firm rendering tailored IP services – from filing to litigation – relating to utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, licences, domain names and copyrights. The firm is also well qualified to handle cases based on unfair competition and IT law.

Along with its partners, the firm consists of more than 35 highly qualified experts – including European, German and Turkish patent attorneys with diverse scientific backgrounds, in-house patent interpreters, trademark attorneys and experienced attorneys at law – making it one of the most prominent IP firms in Turkey.

The firm currently serves more than 1,500 esteemed companies, including top Turkish patent and trademark filers, as well as internationally known companies. Many of its clients rank among the top five organisations in their respective fields. Almost 70% of its clients are domestic clients.

The firm differs from many Turkish law firms in that it has a team of experienced patent attorneys that effectively support its in-house attorneys at law in all patent-related disputes. These technical and legal qualifications are what make the firm unique.

The firm has offices in Istanbul, Bursa and Kayseri.

Attorneys at law at the firm are experienced trademark attorneys with in-depth knowledge of relevant case law and recent key decisions. They are also certified court experts who act during proceedings before the specialised IP courts in Turkey. Thus, the firm successfully handles all legal cases before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and the Turkish courts, and renders related services relating to cease and desist letters, IP investigations and custom recordals.

The firm is an active member of many esteemed associations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office, the European Communities Trademark Association and the Licensing Executives Society.

Erdem Kaya is a Turkish and European patent attorney with an electronics background. Mr Kaya manages the patent department, which serves many well-known companies and universities in Turkey. His department handles issues relating to patent searches, freedom-to-operate analysis, patent drafting and prosecutions before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, and the European Patent Office. His qualifications in this field are widely acknowledged in Turkey. Mr Kaya was elected as the chairman of the board of UPB – a well-known national patent union founded 20 years ago by the Council of Ministers. Further, he regularly gives seminars and lectures as a guest speaker in companies and universities.

Sertel Siraci is an attorney at law with extensive IP experience. His in-depth knowledge of copyright and IT law has supported his role in many initiatives that have shaped Turkey’s practice in these fields. Mr Siraci currently manages the legal department in Erdem, Kaya & Partners. The department engages with any IP dispute and successfully appears before Turkish courts. Mr Siraci also gives lectures in bar associations, non-governmental organisations and universities.

Ahu Güneyli is a registered attorney at law and a Turkish trademark attorney. She joined the firm in 2014 as an associate attorney. Her expertise lies in national and international trademark and design prosecutions, as well as the litigation of these rights before the courts, and resolving domain name disputes before relevant Turkish authorities and international administrative dispute resolution centres, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre, the Czech Arbitration Court and Forum. She also lectures and speaks at events in the area of her expertise.

Murat Gisi is a registered German patent attorney and European trademark and design attorney with a background in software engineering. He supervises relations with foreign colleagues with the aim of expanding the firm’s international network.

Contact details

Erdem, Kaya & Partners
Büyükdere Cad
Tevfik Erdönmez Sok
No 2 D 30
34394 Esentepe
Istanbul
Turkey

E: info@erdemkayapatent.com
T: +90 212 284 93 13
F: +90 212 284 93 14
W: www.erdemkayapatent.com

Professional contacts

Erdem Kaya, General manager
E: e.kaya@erdemkayapatent.com

Ahu Güneyli, Head of trademarks, designs and domain names
E: a.guneyli@erdemkayapatent.com

Other offices

Bursa, Kayseri

Sample client list

  • Arzum Small Home Appliances
  • Bosch
  • BSH Home Appliances
  • Şişecam Group
  • Vestel Electronics

Recommended individuals at this firm

Ahu Guneyli
Turkey

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