Cahit Suluk is an attorney at law and trademark and patent attorney. He is the founder of Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm and a highly regarded IP strategist and litigator. He has been active as a lawyer at the Istanbul Bar since 2001.
Having a wealth of experience in every area of intellectual property, combined with academic knowledge, Dr Suluk is one of the best-known practitioners in Turkey. He provides legal consultancy to many national and international clients active in different sectors, including media, food, pharmaceutical, clothing, technology, cosmetics and domestic appliance sectors.
Regarding copyright cases, Dr Suluk represents leading media organisations in Turkey. He also had a major role in establishing some of the Turkish copyright collecting societies and provides them with regular legal services.
Dr Suluk has been creating valuable strategies for his clients and obtaining favourable results in complicated patent cases, especially in pharmaceutical patent law. He is also active in trademark and design law, and has been referred to as a sole expert in Turkey in design law by international ranking authorities.
Dr Suluk is not only a distinguished and reputable IP litigator and strategist, but also a highly respected academician and lecturer. He conducted research on his habilitation at the Max Planck Institute in Munich. He has published 14 books and over 40 articles, and issued eight press releases on IP law to date. Dr Suluk served as visiting lecturer at principal universities in Istanbul and is still active as an assistant professor at Sabahattin Zaim University.
Dr Suluk’s IP-related academic research studies and publications are followed by a large audience, including judges, lawyers and academics. His publications are cross-referenced in first-instance and Supreme Court decisions and often used by IP experts. He contributes to the drafting of IP regulations (eg, the new Turkish Industrial Property Act and revised Turkish Copyright Act).
Dr Suluk provides training sessions on various aspects of intellectual property to national and international clients, and expert advice on IP and unfair competition cases.