Serra Coral

Managing Partner at Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership

Serra Coral is the managing partner of Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership. She has implemented a number of progressive litigious strategies that have significantly advanced IP practices in Turkey. After qualifying, Ms Coral was involved with the introduction of new decree-laws and the filing of trademark oppositions, as well as the establishment and representation of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications in Turkey.

Fluent in French and English, Ms Coral is regarded as an international and local expert in the establishment of industrial and IP rights for companies. She also has significant experience in the granting and tracking of licences. An active litigator in numerous fields, including information technology, media, advertising, competition and telecoms, Ms Coral advises renowned brands in the food and beverages and consumer and luxury goods sectors. In addition to providing counsel on protection, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting strategies, Ms Coral has been recognised for her expertise in filing strategies, genericness and litigation. She is leading an international patent, trademark and design filing team and focusing on foreign litigation and enforcement matters in partnership with Swiss firm Sedin.

The highlights of Ms Coral’s career to date include:

  • contributing to a landmark court decision regarding unfair competition and trademark protection, which was published in the International Trademark Association’s Annual Review;
  • leading notable consumer brand cases for anti-counterfeiting and customs representation with multi-jurisdictional conflicts associated with trademarks and patents;
  • supporting a highly publicised programme to raise awareness of image rights in media and entertainment law; and
  • implementing a balanced scorecard system, integrating client satisfaction with process and productivity.

She is recognised as a leading IP professional in the WTR 1000, IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Istanbul Bar Association

Firm details

Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership
Inebolu Sokak 5
Patent Building
Setustu Kabatas
Istanbul 34427

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