Uğur Aktekin

Partner at Gün + Partners

Uğur Aktekin is co-head of Gün + Partners’ IP practice and technology, media and telecommunications practice.

Mr Aktekin’s IP practice focuses on trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights. He advises on implementing IP protection and enforcement strategies and portfolio management, representing clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office in cancellations, infringement and other types of court action, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, filing for interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, and negotiating and drafting coexistence, settlement and licensing agreements.

Mr Aktekin has been involved in numerous anti-piracy campaigns, civil litigation, criminal raids and litigation involving software copyrights.

Mr Aktekin’s technology, media and telecommunications practice covers media, advertising, consumer, internet, copyright and patent law, which includes:

  • technology licensing;
  • information technologies;
  • computer software;
  • computer games;
  • data protection;
  • database protection;
  • data privacy;
  • domain names; and
  • television and film.

Mr Aktekin advises on all aspects of advertising and media law, including the clearance of advertisements, contracts, promotions and sweepstakes to various local and multinational companies primarily in the food and beverages, technology, media, telecommunications and entertainment sectors. His data protection practice includes compliance with data protection legislation, inter-company data transfers and consolidation agreements, transfer of data to third parties or abroad, website privacy policies and terms of use under Turkish law.

Mr Aktekin is a member of the following international associations:

  • the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys of Turkey (founder and president);
  • the International Bar Association;
  • the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property;
  • the International Federation of IP Attorneys;
  • the International Trademark Association;
  • the International Association of Privacy Professionals;
  • the International Technology Law Association;
  • the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance;
  • the Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey; and
  • the Istanbul Bar Association.

Mr Aktekin specialises in the legal, technology transfer and valuation sectors.

Firm details

Gün + Partners
Kore Sehitleri Cad 17
Zincirlikuyu
Istanbul 34394
Turkey

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