OFO VENTURA Intellectual Property & Litigation

OFO VENTURA was founded in 2002 by Özlem Futman, who has been working in the IP field since 1997 as a qualified attorney at law, trademark and patent attorney and European patent attorney.

Our team is composed of partners, senior lawyers and senior trademark and patent attorneys who provide skilled legal support and advice across the full range of IP services, including prosecution, litigation, enforcement, counselling and non-contentious matters.

We are an Istanbul-based firm with corresponding offices in Ankara and in the northern part of Cyprus.

Our practice covers all aspects of IP rights, including patents, utility models, trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications, licensing, domain names and data protection.

Our areas of specialty where IP protection and counterfeiting are particular concerns in Turkey include fashion, luxury products, sporting goods, stationery, electronics, automobile, online games and telecommunication. Our expertise in handling the most complex IP cases has attracted a renowned and international client base that spans other industries, particularly in highly regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals.

We use our experience in these industries and strategically apply them to the issues faced in other industries.

Our team excels at more complex and contentious IP matters and combines its broad experience and skillsets with the creativity and tenacity required in this tricky market in the most responsive and effective manner. We do not limit our knowledge to local law and practice; we also closely follow IP practice, developments and case law worldwide. This drive for constant improvement is making a positive impact in the marketplace.

Since 2002 we have earned the loyalty of a distinguished national and international client base by connecting with them and managing their issues with tenacity in this challenging jurisdiction.

Constantly improving, researching, and analysing to find solutions, we get outstanding results. Clients across the globe have mandated us because we can deliver the result that they want for their IP rights.

Key rules of behaviour

  • 100% – each matter is examined from ground zero and each strategy is built around the notion of 100% (answers clients’ needs, is unique), even in relation to portfolios that we have handled for years.
  • Strategic partnership – we see ourselves not just as counsel, but also as our clients’ local strategic business partner. We care about our clients’ IP rights, equity and market share.
  • Mastery – we love winning and thrive on challenging cases. Our success is your success.
  • Protection – we fiercely protect our clients’ interests because we take each case personally; success for your case is our main goal.

As active members of numerous committees of national and international IP organisations (eg, INTA, European Communities Trademark Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, MARQUES, Turkish Patent and Trademark Agents Association), we stay abreast of all the latest IP developments – in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our founding partner is a contributor to the best-known IP blog in Turkey (https://iprgezgini.org).

Our commitment and high engagement with IP organisations also mean that we have become a voice for change in Turkey.

OFO VENTURA has been recognised as a leading IP firm by Legal 500, WTR 1000 and IAM 1000.

Contact details

OFO VENTURA Intellectual Property & Litigation
Levent Mah Cilekli Cad
2 Levent
Istanbul 34330

Professional contacts

Recommended individuals at this firm