An IP boutique with offices in Istanbul and Ankara, OFO VENTURA offers “IP solutions designed for you”.
Founded in 2002 to provide clients with a personalised full-service approach to protecting their intellectual property, our firm’s Istanbul office has 10 professionals, including agents and lawyers. At the helm is our passionate and tenacious founding partner Ozlem Futman, who uses 20-plus years of broad experience on the front lines of intellectual property to guide the team. Her knowledge of international IP systems and cases is invaluable when facing the ever-shifting changes in the legal framework governing intellectual property in Turkey. Owners of some of the most recognisable and valued brands in Turkey and internationally place their trust in OFO VENTURA to understand and attain the business results.
The firm handles many large trademark portfolios for multinational and international clients, particularly in highly regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and beverages and pharma as well as in the fashion, luxury, sporting goods, stationery and online gaming industries where counterfeiting is a particular concern in Turkey. Our clients rely on OFO VENTURA to obtain protection for their brands that keep enforcement in mind.
In addition to handling large trademark portfolios, the team excels at more complex and contentious IP matters and combines its broad experience and skill sets with the creativity and tenacity required in this tricky market. OFO VENTURA’s opposition practice benefits from the firm’s experience and expertise in contentious matters, enabling it to broker settlements through thoughtful negotiations. When necessary, litigators with the firm’s litigation arm Futman Law Firm advocate strongly on behalf of clients at every level and have been involved in many important court cases in Turkey.
The firm handles patent prosecution matters and design prosecution and enforcement – design protection is becoming a more potent tool in Turkey, especially in the fashion industry. When required, it also provides experienced advice in issues relating to copyright, geographical indications, internet law, sports law and entertainment law – particularly domain name disputes – which makes it a truly full-service IP boutique.
Participation in national and international IP initiatives
We believe it is important to participate in international conferences and organisations in order to collaborate and learn from our colleagues from all over the world as well as offer our expertise and ideas to others. As such, we are active members and contributors to the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the International Trademark Association, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. We also believe it is our job to actively shape the IP regime in Turkey in order to make it a fair and predictable environment for IP owners. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed and prepared ‘from the front lines’ on matters that could affect their business interests.
At OFO VENTURA, we stake our reputation on protecting yours.
Istanbul Sisli 34371
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