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Deris Attorneys at Law Partnership

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Founding Partner & Senior Counsel: M.N.Aydın Deriş
Managing Partners: Serra Coral, E Kerim Yardımcı
Partners: Okan Çan, Oya Yalvaç
Languages: English, French, German, Greek

Firm Profile:
Deris is a one-stop shop for IP services with one of the largest and internationally regarded IP prosecution and advisory team since 1912. We have been the pioneer in shaping the IP landscape by obtaining the precedent court decisions and participating the preparation of the IP legislation upon the invitation of the legislative bodies. We provide a wide spectrum of high-quality services that are essential for securing, maintaining and enforcing IP rights. Today, Deris consists of two legal entities: Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency A.S., which counsels, files, prosecutes, registers and manages IP rights worldwide; and Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership, which provides legal counsel, assistance in contentious and non-contentious matters and representation before IP, civil and commercial courts. The team consists of 20 attorneys at law and 18 registered trademark and patent attorneys, six European Patent attorneys. With the administrative and support staff in the trademark, search, design patent, patent and litigation departments, the firm has more than 70 collaborators.

The Team:
Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership is specialized to exclusively handle IP, IT and media-related cases for contentious or non-contentious matters. The partnership has an agile and cost-conscious approach in pragmatically combining and coordinating a tailor-made solution in complex matters consisting of developing IP awareness and enforcement strategies, conducting investigations on counterfeits and evaluating their results, preparing and organizing the seizure before Customs against counterfeit goods, serving cease and desist letters for prevention of infringing acts, conducting negotiations for settlement agreement and instituting civil and criminal court action. Deris also has a very strong patent litigation team led by its founding partner Aydın Deris, working in cooperation with the in-house Turkish and European patent attorneys of the prosecution firm.

Besides being highly active in litigation, Deris team also implements alternative dispute resolution policies before or during litigation. In this respect, the team is in contact with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and actively participates in arbitration and mediation training. Mr. Yardımcı has been appointed as a panelist and arbitrator before WIPO for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy matters. Mr. Çan and two other members of the team have been appointed as chartered mediators before the Ministry of Justice in Turkey.

Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency A.S. provides services such as drafting, preparing, filing and prosecuting of the application of industrial property rights in Turkey and through top-notch worldwide collaborators. Consisting of departments for patents, trademarks and industrial design, Deris Patents follows administrative procedure management for securing registrations in other countries by working through our network of correspondents as well as directly with international authorities such as WIPO. As Turkey is a member of international conventions, such as the Madrid Protocol, the Hague Agreement, the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the European Patent Convention, Deris files and prosecutes international trademark, design and patent applications according to these conventions.

Deris considers IP rights to be assets and has structured its own organization to provide services with a proactive approach and to offer clients a complete range of legal services. Deris emphasizes a personalized collaboration with clients and believes in fostering close working relationships that result in long-term partnerships.

With this in mind, the approach of Deris is holistic and aims to facilitate business decisions made by acting analytically and proactively to identify upfront potential sources of conflict, to eliminate legal uncertainty, to understand and assess each and every detail which might affect the parameters of protection and enforcement in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and ensure trouble-free and uninterrupted operation.

■ Intellectual Property
■ Patent Litigation
■ Trademark Litigation
■ Anti-Counterfeiting
■ Anti-Piracy
■ Patent & Trademark Prosecution
■ Copyright
■ Privacy and Personal Data Protection
■ Domain Names Disputes
■ IT Law
■ Advertising Law
■ Unfair Competition Litigation
■ Plant Breeders’ Rights Enforcement
■ Trade Secrets
■ Competition Law
■ Consumer Law
■ Entertainment Law
■ Image and Celebrity Rights
■ Geographical Indications Enforcement