Senior Partner at NSN Law Firm
Selma Ünlü is a senior partner of NSN Law Firm. She graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Law in 1989 and obtained her diploma in private international law from Wolverhampton University in the United Kingdom.
Ms Ünlü has special expertise in life sciences, IP litigation and transaction. She is qualified both as a trademark and patent attorney, is an accredited, court-appointed expert before the specialised IP courts and commercial courts of Istanbul for IP and IT-related disputes, as well as a panellist forWIPO and the Czech Arbitration Centre for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings.
Her extensive legal experience developed over 30 years has led to her recognition by WTR 100, Legal 500, IAM 1000, Managing Intellectual Property, Who’s Who Legal, UK Monthly Lawyer and Chambers & Partners as being among the world’s best IP practitioners with special expertise in life sciences law. She has repeatedly been chosen among the Top 250 Women IP Lawyers by Managing Intellectual Property since 2017.
Ms Ünlü has significant experience in advising major local and international clients on cross-border IP matters with regard to both litigation and consultancy aspects. She has handled the IP and life sciences portfolios of multinational companies for almost three decades, and obtaining cutting-edge precedents in countless court actions. She acts in a wide range of contentious matters, particularly those involving complex regulation. She advises companies on content and technology development and licensing, e-commerce, advertising and distribution. She also advises advertising agencies, television and radio broadcasters, social network operators, online retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers on legal clearance of advertisements, online gambling, labelling and packaging.
Ms Ünlü frequently speaks at domestic and international conferences about intellectual property and life sciences regulations. She has published profusely on various areas of IP law and helped to shape the protection of pharmaceutical trademarks in Turkey.