Yasemin Aktaş

Partner at OFO VENTURA Intellectual Property & Litigation

Yasemin Aktaş is an IP litigator and a Turkish trademark and patent attorney who has more than 10 years’ experience practising IP law in Turkey. She completed her internship at one of Turkey’s largest media groups before gaining further experience at a reputable IP firm. She joined OFO VENTURA as a partner.

Ms Aktaş advises clients on a wide range of IP issues and transactions relating to trademarks, patents, designs, domain names and trade names. She counsels foreign and multinational companies from various industries including the fields of fashion, cosmetics, media, online games, electronics, pharmaceuticals and life sciences automotive and software on implementing IP protection, litigation and enforcement strategies and portfolio management.

She represents clients in complex trademark infringement and invalidation cases, design and trademark cancellation actions, unfair competition matters, interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, negotiations, co-existence settlements and licensing agreements, as well as prosecution of trademark and design rights before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

She has wide experience in building anti-counterfeiting strategies, including customs monitoring, investigations, raids, seizures and settlement negotiations with counterfeiters.

She is a member of the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee and has been selected by the IP Experts Group to assist the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition IP Advisory Board.

She regularly writes on IP-related topics for international and local publications. Her most recent contributions are:

  • “Retailers beware: use of ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ in Turkey requires careful thought” (World Trademark Review);
  • “Court of Cassation removes uncertainty for non-use revocation actions” (Lexology);
  • “Online Brand Enforcement 2020 – Protecting your trademarks in the electronic environment” (World Trademark Review);
  • the 2021 Turkey chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Design Law;
  • the 2021 Turkey chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patent Law; and
  • the 2021 Turkey chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright Law.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • INTA
  • MARQUES

Firm details

OFO VENTURA Intellectual Property & Litigation
Levent Mah Cilekli Cad No:2 Levent
Besiktas
Istanbul 34330
Turkey

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