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  • Video Games - IP & Data Privacy
    Oct 21, 2021

    Video Games - IP & Data Privacy Panel

    Join Deris and Chambers at 5 pm CET (7 pm TR, 9 am PDT) on November 3rd 2021 for a discussion on Video Games - IP & Data Privacy. The panel will consist of Okan Can (Deris) Kimberly Kulp (Fenwick & West) Paul Lanois (Fieldfisher) Charlene Theibault (Chambers) where; Protecting the IP rights of the video games Key privacy considerations relating to gaming: data collection, targeted ads, children's… Read More
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  • Personal Data Protection Board: Public Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test Result and Vaccine Information Applications
    Oct 19, 2021

    Personal Data Protection Board: Public Announcement on COVID-19 PCR Test Result and Vaccine Information Applications

    The Personal Data Protection Board (''Board'') has published its decision dated 28.09.2021 and numbered 2021/980 regarding the COVID-19 PCR Test Result and Vaccine Information sharing requests. The reason for this announcement is the applications filed with the Board about how to proceed within the framework of the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 (‘‘Law’’) regarding COVID-19 PCR test result… Read More
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  • IP Stars Turkey 2021
    Oct 08, 2021

    IP Stars Turkey 2021

    We are proud to share that four partners of Deris are recognized as IP Stars for 2021. We congratulate ; Serra Coral, E. Kerim Yardımcı, Okan Can, Oya Yalvaç, for this outstanding recognition. Thanks to Managing IP, our clients and colleagues for their support and feedback. Read More
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  • The Draft Regulation on Homeopathic Medicinal Products Opened to Public Opinion!
    Sep 15, 2021

    The Draft Regulation on Homeopathic Medicinal Products Opened to Public Opinion!

    ‘‘The Draft Regulation on Homeopathic Medicinal Products”, (“Draft Regulation’’) has been drafted by Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK) on 09.09.2021. The Draft Regulation covers industrially prepared homeopathic medicinal products produced by a traditional or industrial method, and natural and legal persons who have applied for and/or been granted a license for them. The… Read More
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  • Personal Data Protection Authority: Data breach notification concerning online market retailer
    Sep 15, 2021

    Personal Data Protection Authority: Data breach notification concerning online market retailer

    The data controller has made a data breach notification, detailed below, to the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”); · While sending an e-mail to a group of 400 recipients by the data controller employee; it was indicated that the e-mail addresses of 43 customers were mistakenly added to the subject part of the e-mail instead of being added to the BCC part of the e-mail, and 43… Read More
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  • Soley Coban is CIPP/E certified
    Sep 09, 2021

    Soley Coban is CIPP/E certified

    Deris – Data Protection team is delighted to announce that Soley Coban is now CIPP/E certified. CIPP/E certification is global standard for privacy professionals which demonstrates comprehensive GDPR knowledge and understanding to ensure compliance. Achieving a CIPP/E certification requires comprehensive knowledge on legal framework regulating personal data protection and on compliance with them.… Read More
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  • Personal Data Protection Authority : Decision for data breach notification concerning software company
    Sep 03, 2021

    Personal Data Protection Authority : Decision for data breach notification concerning software company

    The data controller has made a data breach notification, detailed below, to the Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) on April 29, 2019; The data controller reported that cybercriminals had accessed its internal network of information systems by authenticating corporate user accounts with “password spraying” attacks. Also, the data controller stated that these attacks had been reported to… Read More
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  • India Copyright Office Recognizes Co-Authorship of AI for the Copyrighted Work
    Aug 23, 2021

    India Copyright Office Recognizes Co-Authorship of AI for the Copyrighted Work

    As a new milestone for the discussions on authorship of ‘AI-created work’, India Copyright Office has recognized co-authorship of the Artificial Intelligence RAGHAV, Artificial Intelligence Painting App. The India Copyright Office has granted copyright protection for the painting titled as ‘Suryast’ on 02 November 2020. In the copyright-protected work, ‘Suryast’, Sahni (a human author) and AI… Read More
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  • A New Era for mediation : Turkey becomes a party to Singapore Convention on Mediation
    Aug 16, 2021

    A New Era for mediation : Turkey becomes a party to Singapore Convention on Mediation

    According to the Law on Mediation in Civil Disputes, the settlement agreements which are mediated and signed jointly by the parties are deemed as a document in nature of a verdict in Turkey. However, this was not valid for foreign commercial settlement agreements which were mediated outside Turkey. Likewise, the enforcement of settlement agreements mediated and signed in Turkey was not accepted… Read More
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  • The Personal Data Protection Authority Public Announcement on Transferring Personal Data of Turkish Citizens Residing Abroad
    Aug 13, 2021

    The Personal Data Protection Authority Public Announcement on Transferring Personal Data of Turkish Citizens Residing Abroad

    Following numerous filings from Turkish citizens, residing abroad, concerning transfer and sharing of their personal data with institutions and organizations of other countries, the Personal Data Protection Authority (“the Authority”) has clarified the following issues, in accordance with the Article 9 of the Law on Personal Data Protection Nr. 6689 (“the Law”); First, it has been observed by the… Read More
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  • Landmark Decision of The Federal Court of Australia  Non-Human Artificial Intelligence (DABUS) May Be Named As An Inventor
    Aug 07, 2021

    Landmark Decision of The Federal Court of Australia: Non-Human Artificial Intelligence (DABUS) May Be Named As An Inventor

    On July 30, 2021, the Federal Court of Australia (“the Court”) has overturned the decision of the Deputy Commissioner of Patents (“the Commissioner”) rejecting the patent application no. 2019363177 filed by Dr Stephen Thaler and naming DABUS, an artificial intelligent system, as the inventor (Federal Court of Australia, Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879). The decision may be… Read More
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  • The South African Patent Office Has Recognised “DABUS” As The Inventor
    Aug 04, 2021

    The South African Patent Office Has Recognised “DABUS” As The Inventor

    The South African Patent Office has become the first patent office officially granting patent to an invention in which the inventor is designated as an artificial intelligence tool, namely “DABUS” In the patent application, it is explicitly stated that the invention was autonomously generated by an artificial intelligence. After refusals of DABUS patent application by the patent offices of UK and… Read More
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  • Patent Newsletter by Deris: July 2021 Issue
  • Data Protection: New Amendments to the VERBIS Registration
    Jul 10, 2021

    Data Protection: New Amendments to the VERBIS Registration

    As per the Decision of the Personal Data Protection Board (“The Board”) dated June 6,2021 and numbered 2021/571, the exemptions for The Registry of the Data Controllers (“VERBIS”) have been amended and therefore excluded the commercial enterprises of the foundations, associations, and unions from the VERBIS registration exemptions. Following the Board’s Decision, all commercial enterprises… Read More
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  • Our Partners are recognized as IP Star
    Jun 28, 2021

    Our Partners are recognized as IP Star

    Our Partners are recognized as IP Star We are pleased to announce that 4 partners of of our firm Serra Coral, E. Kerim Yardimci, Oya Yalvaç and Okan Çan are named as Patent and Trademark IP Stars by Managing IP for 2021. MIP has been researching and ranking firms and individuals since 1996. Their research has expanded over the years, with more than 80 jurisdictions now covered, making it one of… Read More
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  • Turkey Patent Report is published!
    Jun 24, 2021

    Turkey Patent Report is published!

    “The Patent Report of Turkey 2020” has been published which involves detailed data and statistics of the patent landscape and Turkish patent filers. One of the statistics provided is the list of top 5 global companies which obtained protection in Turkey. These are BSH Global (1241 patents), Philips (972 patents), Ericsson (605 patents), BASF (530 patents) and Saint Gobain (482 patents). The… Read More
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  • How to Process the Biometric Signature Data: An Approach by the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority
    Jun 19, 2021

    How to Process the Biometric Signature Data: An Approach by the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority

    It was inquired of The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) whether processing of biometric signature data can benefit from the exception in Article 6/3 of the Turkish Data Protection Law no. 6698 (“DP Law”), in the face of the fact that the respective articles of 14 and 15 of Turkish Code Obligations (“TCO”) require that the contracts with written form requirement be signed… Read More
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Life Sciences
    Jun 10, 2021

    Webinar: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Life Sciences

    We invite you to join us for the event organized in cooperation with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 on June 15, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. (CET). We will discuss the 𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 with 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐳𝐞𝐣 𝐆𝐚𝐝𝐤𝐨𝐰𝐬𝐤𝐢, 𝐇𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐳𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐫 and Bernhard Arnold, Okan Can and Philipp Groz. Please register via the following link : https://lnkd.in/dEFuwKR Read More
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  • Online-Event-Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement
    Jun 10, 2021

    Online Event: Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

    We are pleased to announce that the Webinar on Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement, was held online on June 09, 2021 with the collaboration of INTA and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. The event was the continuation of Seminar on Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement and Coordination, which took place in Istanbul Court House on January 15, 2020. During the Webinar, Current State of Physical… Read More
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  • Webinar: Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement
    Jun 07, 2021

    Webinar: Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

    Join us for a discussion concerning the anticounterfeiting enforcement in Turkey on June 09,2021 at between 12.30 - 3.00 p.m. CET at the event organized with the cooperation of International Trademark Association (INTA) and Türk Patent ve Marka Kurumu with distinguished speakers, Judges, Customs Officials, brand owners, practitioners. The opening remarks will be by Myrtha Hurtado Rivas the Chair… Read More
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  • Jun 01, 2021

    The Many Ways to Get Hacked in This Digital Age

    According to the “2020 Consumer Threat Landscape Report” [1]published by Bitdefender Antivirus Company, ransomware attacks increased 485% in 2020, compared to 2019. Currently, ransomware is known to be the most prominent form of cyber-attacks. The attacker simply places a malware into the target computer system making it inaccessible and studies suggest that roughly 1 in 3.000 emails contain… Read More
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  • Deris is attending the online Customs Training on behalf of 32 right holders on May 25th-26th
    May 24, 2021

    Deris is attending the online Customs Training on behalf of 32 right holders on May 25th-26th

    Deris will attend the online Customs Training organized by the Ministry of Trade and present IP rights of 32 right holders on ZOOM before approx. 150-200 customs officers from different Customs Directorates in Turkey. Presentations will be made by Feride Utku, Muazzez Koruturk, Burcum Evgin, Tugce Guven from Deris in the name of IP right holders consisting of well known global brands from… Read More
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  • Turkey Joins Many Other Countries in Monitoring the Actions of the Social Media Influencers
    May 12, 2021

    Turkey Joins Many Other Countries Regulating the Actions of the Social Media Influencers

    The Guidelines on Commercial Advertisement and Unfair Commercial Practices of Social Media Influencers (“Guidelines”) have been published by the Advertisement Board on May 4, 2021. We had published a short legal assessment regarding the advertisements published by social media influencers in the past. With these Guidelines, the term “social media influencer” is defined by a legal text for the… Read More
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  • Deris is Once More One of the Best Workplaces of Turkey
    Apr 30, 2021

    Deris is Once More One of the Best Workplaces of Turkey

    We are proud to be named as one of “Best Workplaces of Turkey” by Great Place to Work® Turkey for the second time in a row. GPTW certification supports our “Compliance with Global Benchmarks” strategy and provides a very reliable and self-explaining performance indicator. This year survey covered 217 companies and 115.000 employees; 91 of the companies were certified as great place while 61… Read More
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  • World Intellectual Property Day Event
    Apr 20, 2021

    World Intellectual Property Day Event: Women Entrepreneurs and Intellectual Property

    Join Deris at 4.00 pm CET on 26 April 2021 (World Intellectual Property Day) for a discussion on Women Entrepreneurs and Intellectual Property. The panel comprises N. Serra Coral (Deris), Dr. Elif Betül Akın (TURKPATENT), Ms. Jessica Murray (TOMS and INTA), Ms. Serra Türker (Misela), Ms. Begüm Kıroğlu (Begüm Khan) and Ms. Gabriela Wurcel (Philip Morris International and PWN Global). The panel… Read More
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  • VERBIS Registration Deadline Has Been Extended To December 31, 2021
    Apr 19, 2021

    VERBIS Registration Deadline Has Been Extended To December 31, 2021

    Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has published an announcement on March 11, 2021, stating that the deadline for the mandatory registration to VERBIS has been extended till the end of this year, 2021. According to Article 16 of Personal Data Protection Law no. 6698 (“DP Law”), data controllers (be they natural or legal persons) processing personal data is under the… Read More
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  • Personal Data Protection Authority Announced the First Decision Which Allows Data Transfer Abroad On February 9, 2021.
    Apr 19, 2021

    Personal Data Protection Authority Announced the First Decision Which Allows Data Transfer Abroad On February 9, 2021.

    The Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (“Authority”) has published a public announcement regarding the acceptance of the Commitment of TEB Arval Vehicle Fleet Leasing Corporation for the transfer of personal data abroad. On the announcement dated February 9, 2021, the Authority declared that they evaluated the Commitment within the scope of Article 9(2) of Personal Data Protection Law no.… Read More
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  • Inta Unreal Campaign Event
    Apr 15, 2021

    Inta Unreal Campaign Event

    We are pleased to share that we have completed another Unreal event, this time at Ozyegin University, in collaboration with the Law Department and their dean Prof. Yener Unver. The event was arranged by INTA Unreal Student Volunteer Asude Sena Moya to which our Managing Partner Serra Coral attended as speaker. During our presentation we were able to show the real versus the unreal and discussed a… Read More
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  • Patent Newsletter by Deris: April 2021 Issue
  • Clubhouse Panel for AI & Ethics: Can AI ever own IP Rights
    Mar 31, 2021

    Clubhouse Panel for AI & Ethics: Can AI ever own IP Rights

    Emre K. Yardımcı attended as panelist in the panel on Clubhouse for AI & Ethics: Can AI ever own IP Rights with distinguished speaker De Kai which was moderated by Mustafa Osman Turan and Ceren Cerciler. We would like to thank all of the participants attending from different regions of the World. Read More
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  • Deris Takes Significant Part in Committees Of The European Patent Institute (EPI)
    Mar 29, 2021

    Deris Takes Significant Part in Committees Of The European Patent Institute (EPI)

    We are pleased to announce that Aydin Deris and Oya Yalvac, have been accepted as members to The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Institute (EPI). Aydin Deris became a substitute member of the EPILitigation Committee (LitCom). Oya Yalvac will continue to her membership to the Biotech Committee. Read More
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  • The First Oppositions are Received by The Turkish Patent as Per The New Ip
    Mar 26, 2021

    First Oppositions are Received by The Turkish Patent as Per The New IP Code

    In December 2020, oppositions were filed against two national patents before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. Although the oppositions or the grounds for the opposition are not disclosed, the implementation of the post-grant opposition could be observed within the upcoming months. Post-grant opposition was introduced by the IP Code enacted in 2017. Accordingly, Post-grant opposition must… Read More
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  • Public Consultation on the Guidelines 2021
    Mar 23, 2021

    Public Consultation on the Guidelines 2021

    EPO has initiated a public consultation process on Guidelines 2021 which came into force. Comments can be submitted online in any of the EPO's three official languages ​​until April 12, 2021. Guidelines provide instructions on the practices and procedures followed in the examination of applications and patents. Furthermore, the Guidelines exemplify law and practice in proceedings before EPO. This… Read More
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  • Turkey - Unreal Campaign 2021 Kicks off With A Webinar
    Mar 08, 2021

    Turkey - Unreal Campaign 2021 Kicks off With A Webinar

    We are very pleased to announce that we held our kickoff training event for INTA–UNREAL Campaign through an online webinar on 7th of March 2021. The training addressed the law students and interns from different Universities and regions of Turkey. We have also called for volunteers who will also take a part in the Unreal Campaign project for expanding the trainings and reach out to a higher… Read More
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  • Webinar of WIPO for ADR in ICT Disputes
    Feb 28, 2021

    Webinar of WIPO for ADR in ICT Disputes

    Okan Can attended as speaker at Regional Webinar of World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO for ADR in ICT Disputes in the panel for video games with distinguished speakers Andreea Medvedovici Per and Rafal Kloczko which was moderated by Ryszard Frelek. We would like to thank all of the participants attending from different regions of the World. Read More
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  • Deris Has Been The First Law Firm Being Certified As Great Place To Work® İn Turkey
    Feb 24, 2021

    Deris Has Been The First Law Firm Being Certified As Great Place To Work® İn Turkey

    We are proud to announce that as a result of the assessment conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute, Deris is entitled to be certified as ''Great Place to Work® the third time in Turkey, enabling excellent workplace. Deris Has Been The First Law Firm Being Certified As Great Place To Work® İn Turkey About Great Place to Work ®: Great Place to Work® Institute is an expert organization and… Read More
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  • Feride Utku named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey
    Feb 24, 2021

    Feride Utku named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey

    Deris is proud to announce that our partner Feride Utku named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: Feride Utku is in her element when shutting down counterfeiting operations and setting things to rights. In court, she is a fierce advocate and defends her client’s interests to the hilt. Read More
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  • Okan Çan named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021
    Feb 24, 2021

    Okan Çan named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021

    Deris is proud to announce that Okan Can, the Partner of our IP litigation department, named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: One of Turkey’s finest litigators and enforcers, Okan Can has made a name for himself through his finely curated and sweeping brand protection programmes, as well as his hard-hitting anti-counterfeiting strategies. Read More
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  • Kerim Yardımcı named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021
    Feb 23, 2021

    Kerim Yardımcı named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021

    Deris is proud to announce that our Senior Partner Emre Kerim Yardımcı named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: A vastly sought-after counsellor, Emre Kerim Yardımcı covers all the bases – impactful strategies, deft portfolio handling and effective dispute resolution – for a roster of renowned clients. He is extremely well connected and makes for a reliable guide in… Read More
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  • M. N. Aydın Deriş named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021
    Feb 23, 2021

    M. N. Aydın Deriş named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021

    We are pleased to announce that our Founding Partner/Senior Council Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: “Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş is a beacon of light for the Turkish IP market such is the depth of his expertise. The highly skilled veteran has all the tools to meet the needs of a high-level client base and brings comfort when trouble… Read More
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  • Serra Coral named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021
    Feb 22, 2021

    Serra Coral named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey 2021

    We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Serra Coral named as a #WTR1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: “Serra Coral is an excellent problem solver whose analytical mind ensures the creation of innovative strategies that drive business momentum for her clients. She is equally adroit in enforcement proceedings too.” Read More
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  • Again Ranked by WTR as One Of The Best Firms in Turkey
    Feb 22, 2021

    Deriş Again Ranked by WTR as One Of The Best Firms in Turkey

    We are proud to announce that Deris is ranked one of the best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000 with the following remarks: “A dedicated and creative team of experts who think outside the box… Combines the strengths of its lawyers and trademarks attorneys to handle hundreds of mandates each year.” Read More
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  • Deris is Ranked one of the Best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000
    Feb 19, 2021

    We Are Again Ranked by WTR as One Of The Best Firms in Turkey

    We are proud to announce that Deris is again ranked one of the best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000 with the following remarks . “At Deriş, you get a dedicated and creative team of experts who think outside the box and not only advise on legal subject matter, but also help clients to find the best route forward from a strategic point of view. We are also proud with the inclusion of our 5 partners… Read More
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  • Amendments on the Regulation of Procedures and Principles Regarding Banderol Use
    Jan 27, 2021

    Amendments on the Regulation of Procedures and Principles Regarding Banderol Use

    Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (“Culture and Tourism Ministry”) has announced amendments of the Regulation on Procedures and Principles Regarding Banderol Use which entered into force as of January 14, 2021. The banderol use has been an effective measure in terms of combatting piracy. Key arrangements in the Regulation including the amendments as to the use of banderol are: It will be… Read More
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  • Patent Newsletter by Deris: December 2020 Issue
  • Amendment - Regulation on Licensing Medicinal Products for Human Use Published
    Jan 11, 2021

    Amendment - Regulation on Licensing Medicinal Products for Human Use Published

    As per the Amending Regulation for Regulation on Licensing Medicinal Products for Human Use No. 31338 (“Amending Regulation”) published on Official Gazette of December 18 2020, the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) clause has been added to the for Regulation on Licensing Medicinal Products for Human Use (“Regulation”). Therefore, vaccines, which will be used in exceptional cases that seriously… Read More
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  • Deris Announces Muazzez Korutürk As New Partner
    Jan 05, 2021

    Deris Announces Muazzez Korutürk As New Partner

    Deris is pleased to announce the appointment of Muazzez Korutürk as new partner effective as of January 01, 2021 Muazzez has been with the firm since 2011. She is an IP litigator with in-depth experience in patent, trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition disputes and IP strategy. She is specialized in patent disputes and represented world leading companies in various industries… Read More
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  • Deris Announces Feride Utku As New Partner
    Jan 05, 2021

    Deris Announces Feride Utku As New Partner

    Deris is pleased to announce the appointment of Feride Utku as new partner effective of January 01, 2021 Feride Utku is specialized both in IP prosecution and litigation for more than 15 years. She is currently the head of the anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy team. Her main focus areas are counterfeiting and complex enforcement matters involving trademark design, copyright, domain names and… Read More
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  • Massive Raids Against Counterfeit Fragrances
    Dec 30, 2020

    Massive Raids Against Counterfeit Fragrances

    Approximately 700,000 pieces of counterfeit product including packaging, bottles ready to be filled as well as gallons of counterfeit fragrance were successfully seized. Read More
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  • The Board of Advertisement Decision on Food Supplements
    Nov 20, 2020

    The Board of Advertisement Decision on Food Supplements

    The Board of Advertisement has decided on July 14, 2020 for suspension of the complained advertisements with regard to “No Attack” branded products and also imposed a fine of TRY 104’781.- (for each) on the advertiser as well as individuals promoting this product through social media accounts. The Board has indicated that it is prohibited to make any kind of health declarations concerning food… Read More
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  • SEPs –Turkish Competition Board Rendered the First Decision
    Oct 16, 2020

    SEPs –Turkish Competition Board Rendered the First Decision

    The debate over finding a legal framework for the enforcement of SEPs has been one of the hot IP topics of 2020. The German Federal Supreme Court’s recent ruling on FRAND rules for SEPs in *Sisvel v Haier* based on the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) landmark *Huawei v ZTE* ruling has brought new dimensions to the debate – the discussion is far from over. Turkey has started discussing the… Read More
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  • Deris Successfully Obtained ISO 17100:2015 Certificate for Translation Services
    Oct 15, 2020

    Deris Successfully Obtained ISO 17100:2015 Certificate

    We are pleased to announce that Deris is certified with ISO 17100:2015 standard concerning the ‘Translation Services.’ The audit which was performed by Bureau Veritas in August 2020 approves that Deris meets all requirements of the standard by 100%. The ISO 17100 Quality Certificate is a certificate in the field of translation and translation management which accepted worldwide. It defines the… Read More
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  • Career in Intellectual Property
    Sep 25, 2020

    Career in Intellectual Property

    We are delighted to have carried out our fifth webinar “Career in Intellectual Property” with law students and legal interns. The webinar lasted approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and we have provided effective tips for our young colleagues with interactive questions of the participants at the final part of the webinar. The training was delivered by Okan Can (Partner). The managing partners… Read More
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  • Guidelines for Preclinical and Clinical Researches on Covid-19 Published
    Sep 18, 2020

    Guidelines for Preclinical and Clinical Researches on Covid-19 Published

    Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“The Agency”) has recently published an informative letter related to the procedures prior the clinical researches on Covid-19 vaccines. Pursuant the Decree Law no. 4, the clinical researches for a candidate vaccine may be initiated only after the approval of the ethical committee of The Agency and the authorisation of The Agency. The Agency has… Read More
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  • Deris Holds the Fourth Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns
    Aug 26, 2020

    Deris Holds the Fourth Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns

    We are delighted to have carried out a webinar “The Formula for Giving Feedback” with law students and legal interns. The webinar lasted approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and provided effective tips for the techniques of giving feedback with interactive questions of the participants at the final part of the webinar. The training was delivered by the Yasemin Basar (HR, Management Consultant) and… Read More
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  • Deris has been recognized by Managing IP as the Patent Firm of the Year
    Aug 17, 2020

    Deris has been recognized by Managing IP as the Patent Firm of the Year

    Managing IP has published Managing IP Awards 2020 winners and we are proud to announce that Deris is ranked as the Patent Firm of the Year. Our individuals Okan Can and Oya Yalvac are named as Patent Star and Serra Coral and Kerim Yardimci are named as Trademark Star. Serra Coral is also ranked as “Top 250 Women in IP 2020”. Read More
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  • Deris Holds the Third Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns
    Jul 26, 2020

    Deris Holds the Third Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns

    We are delighted to hold third webinar “Self-Expression in brief” for law students and legal interns. The webinar lasted approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and provided fruitful tips for self-expressing concisely with interactive questions of the participants at the final part of the webinar. The training was delivered by the Yasemin Basar (HR, Management Consultant) and moderated by the Okan… Read More
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  • The EPO Publishes the List of Top Filers for Vaccines Against Coronavirus
    Jul 10, 2020

    The EPO Publishes the List of Top Filers for Vaccines Against Coronavirus

    The European Patent Office (EPO) had recently published a list of top patent application filers for vaccines in the fight against coronavirus. It is no secret that pharmaceutical companies and universities are investing massively on R&D to find a cure against the disease coronavirus causes. Every company desires to carry the prestigious as well as profitable title to be the first developer of the… Read More
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  • Oya Yalvaç named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100
    Jul 05, 2020

    Oya Yalvaç named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    We are delighted to announce that Oya Yalvaç, the Partner of our Patent prosecution department, named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “Technically trained in molecular biology and genetics, and with considerable pharmaceutical industry in-house experience on her resume, Oya Yalvaç finds it easy to sync with clients on innovation and… Read More
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  • Serra Coral named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100
    Jul 05, 2020

    Serra Coral named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Serra Coral named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “When innovators have Serra Coral in their corner, they are well positioned to handle just about any IP situation they face. She litigates with poise, negotiates licensing and other IP deals with a deft touch, and provides… Read More
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  • M. N. Aydın Deriş named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000
    Jul 05, 2020

    M. N. Aydın Deriş named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    We are pleased to announce that our Founding Partner/Senior Council Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş has done so much for the advancement of IP best practice in Turkey and richly deserves his legendary status. A polyglot with excellent connections, he comports himself with… Read More
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  • Kerim Yardımcı named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100
    Jul 05, 2020

    Kerim Yardımcı named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    Deris is proud to announce that our Managing Partner Emre Kerim Yardımcı named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “Among the international IP crowd, Emre Kerim Yardımcı has a sterling reputation for quality in Turkish litigation – he has landmark cases to his name spanning all branches of IP law. He excels at global portfolio management… Read More
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  • Muazzez Korutürk named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100
    Jul 05, 2020

    Muazzez Korutürk named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    We are delighted to announce that our Senior Associate Muazzez Korutürk named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “Highly versatile, Muazzez Korutürk knows the fine print of patent, trademark, design and unfair competition law, and is proficient as both a litigator and counsellor. She has a number of important representations under her… Read More
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  • Okan Çan named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000
    Jul 05, 2020

    Okan Çan named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000

    Deris is proud to announce that Okan Can, the Partner of our IP litigation department, named as “The World’s Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 100 with the following testimonial: “Okan Can is a crack litigator with an excellent track record, and a go-to for Turkish and international right holders when infringement issues loom large. He executes smart litigation strategies and keeps… Read More
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  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
    Jul 04, 2020

    Deris has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (the IAM Patent 1000)

    We are proud to announce that Deris is ranked one of the best Firms in Turkey by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. According to the IAM Patent 1000, Deris is described as: “One of the best firms in Turkey’… Often entrusted with high-profile mandates and nationwide projects with significant commercial ramifications.” Please also find the news on Deris’s recognition as the… Read More
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  • Deris Holds the Second Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns
    Jun 22, 2020

    Deris Holds the Second Webinar For Law Students and Legal Interns

    We are delighted to hold second webinar “How to prepare for a job interview” for law students and legal interns. The webinar lasted approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and provided fruitful tips for preparing for a job interview with interactive questions of the participants at the final part of the webinar. The training was delivered by the Yasemin Basar (HR, Management Consultant) and moderated… Read More
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  • Deris Holds the First Online Customs Training in Turkey
    Jun 20, 2020

    Deris Holds the First Online Customs Training in Turkey

    We are very pleased to announce that Deris has held the first online Customs Trainings on behalf of 26 right holders on June 18, 2020 with approximately 200 Customs officers from 4 Regional Customs Directorate. Despite the COVID-19 and the consequent restrictions, Deris still receive a large amount of notifications from the Customs Authorities on counterfeits transit passing, entering or exiting… Read More
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  • Access to Investigation Files Through National Judicial Informatics System Is Available Now
    May 23, 2020

    Access to Investigation Files Through National Judicial Informatics System Is Available Now

    The application enabling lawyers’ access to information and documents in the investigation files through ‘National Judicial Informatics System’ is initiated as of April 5, 2020. Upon the request of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, the Ministry of Justice initiated the application enabling lawyers to access the information and documents within the investigation files, to which they had only… Read More
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  • United Kingdom Commercial Court Confirmed the Status of Bitcoin as Property by Granting Interim Proprietary Injunction
    May 22, 2020

    United Kingdom Commercial Court Confirmed the Status of Bitcoin as Property by Granting Interim Proprietary Injunction

    United Kingdom Commercial Court has granted an interim proprietary injunction over Bitcoin, traced as part of a cryptocurrency payment, following its transfer due to a cyber-attack which took place against a Canadian company. Following the request for USD 1.2m worth ransom to paid in Bitcoin in October 2019, it was understood that the ransomware attackers placed BitPaymer malware within the… Read More
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  • Latest Updates in The Customs Due to The Covid-19 Pandemic
    May 19, 2020

    Latest Updates Concerning the Customs Due to The Covid-19 Pandemic

    Due to the pandemic, time extension can be requested regarding the products suspended in the customs on suspicion of infringement of intellectual property rights. In these unprecedentedly challenging days that we are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the judicial and administrative proceedings have been suspended, the operations in the Customs still continue as… Read More
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  • Deris Holds a webinar for Law Students and Legal Interns
    May 18, 2020

    Deris Holds a webinar for Law Students and Legal Interns

    We are delighted to have carried out a webinar “Pathway to the Top” with law students and legal interns. In this webinar, which lasted approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, we provided tips for transforming their potential they had into performance with interactive questions of the participants at the last part of the webinar. The training was delivered by the HR, Management Consultant Yasemin… Read More
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  • Suspension of all Legal Deadlines Extended Until June 15, 2020
    May 07, 2020

    Suspension of all Legal Deadlines Extended Until June 15, 2020

    Following to the omnibus bill (the “Bill”) published on the Official Gazette dated March 26, 2020, which allowed the suspension of all legal deadlines until April 30, 2020, a new Bill extending this duration of the suspension has been published on the Official Gazette on April 30, 2020. According to this new Bill, all deadlines related to creation, use or termination of a right, including but not… Read More
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  • Happy World IP Day!
    Apr 26, 2020

    Happy World IP Day!

    Deris celebrates the WIPO - World IP Day - Innovate For a Green Technology this year with a great step by joining the UN Global Compact i.e. Body of the UN for supporting and encouraging the development for environmentally friendly technologies among other principles. With this announcement, DERIS is proud to join thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business… Read More
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  • Severe Measures Against Counterfeits Related to Covid-19 Outbreak
    Apr 22, 2020

    Severe Measures Against Counterfeits Related to Covid-19 Outbreak

    Security Forces enforce public health orders to fight against the counterfeit, unauthorized, unhealthy disinfectants, colognes, masks and sanitary products produced and sold due to COVID-19 pandemic Recently, Anti-Smuggling and Anti-Organised Crime Teams of Security General Directorate and Gendarmerie General Command affiliated to the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted ex-officio… Read More
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  • Q&A on IP Litigation and Prosecution
    Apr 17, 2020

    Q&A on IP Litigation and Prosecution in Turkey Following the Precautions Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Turkey has implemented a series of precautions in order to reduce the risk of contamination of COVID-19 virus. Here are the recent measures taken with respect to the judicial and administrative procedures: COURTS 1. Will the Court continue with their regular works scheduled? For the time being, the Courts are still operating and continue to accept all filing and submissions. However, as per the… Read More
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  • Mediation Directorate of the Ministry Announcement concerning Covid-19
    Apr 13, 2020

    Mediation Directorate of the Ministry Announcement concerning Covid-19

    Ministry of Justice Mediation Directorate, has announced that, in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, due to the corona virus outbreak the following measures shall to be taken regarding the mediation processes: - In disputes relating to the mediation process that has already started and are ongoing, the teleconferencing method should be preferred regardless of whether the… Read More
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  • IT Risk Assessment Indicates Low Risk At DERIS
    Apr 06, 2020

    IT Risk Assessment Indicates Low Risk At DERIS

    DERIS is committed to protect data of its clients. Where, home computing is becoming a new standard more and more, DERIS is proud to announce its secure and fully compliant Information Security infrastructure and policies for keeping sensitive/ confidential data of their clients. According to the risk assessment process, compliance and audit effected by Complyscore® Atlassytems® on strength of… Read More
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  • DERIS joins the UN GLOBAL COMPACT
    Apr 05, 2020

    DERIS joins the UN GLOBAL COMPACT

    Today, DERIS is pleased to announce that we have joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. With this announcement, DERIS is proud to join thousands of other companies globallycommitted to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want. The UN Global… Read More
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  • Career Planning in the Covid-19 Quarantine Days
    Apr 01, 2020

    Career Planning in the Covid-19 Quarantine Days

    Having managed the personal and professional development of its team as a structured process, and achieved very promising results since 2017, DERIS updated its "Career Guide" to include 13 main topics at the beginning of 2020. The guide provides a clear narrative of which stages to go through on the career path along with examples, and a framework of the plan is presented so that people can turn… Read More
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  • New Measures to Suspend All Legal Deadlines Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Mar 27, 2020

    Turkey Implements New Measures to Suspend All Legal Deadlines Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    What do the new measures provide? On March 26, 2020, an omnibus bill (the “Bill”) passed and published on the Official Gazette, which includes miscellaneous amendments into the existing laws of the Republic of Turkey. One of the most crucial amendments was brought forth by the 1st Provisional Article of the Bill allowing the suspension of all legal deadlines. Accordingly, all deadlines related to… Read More
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  • Turkey Suspends Execution and Bankruptcy Proceedings
    Mar 22, 2020

    Turkey Suspends Execution and Bankruptcy Proceedings as Part of the Precautions Taken to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

    As per the Presidential Decree no. 2279 (“Decree”) published on Official Gazette of March 22, 2020, it has been decided that all on-going execution and bankruptcy proceedings, except for the ones related to alimony claims, shall be suspended and that no new requests for execution or bankruptcy shall be processed until April 30, 2020. The Decree directly came into effect as of March 22, 2020 upon… Read More
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  • Covid-19 New Announcement Concerning the Judicial Proceedings
    Mar 17, 2020

    Turkey – Covid-19 New Announcement Concerning the Judicial Proceedings

    Turkey has implemented a series of precautions in order to reduce the risk of contamination of COVID-19 virus. On March 13, 2020, the Council of Judges and Prosecutors (“The Council”) issued a communiqué addressed to the District Courts of Appeal, District Administrative Courts of Appeal, Courts of First Instance and the Public Prosecutors’ Offices. The Council; referred to the World Health… Read More
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  • Deris Measures Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic
    Mar 17, 2020

    Deris Measures Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic

    As Deris, our priority is to protect the well-being and safety of our employees and their families while we protect our clients’ interest and IP assets. We implemented the following precautions based on the recommendations of the governmental authorities, and the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic: Our team has started to work remotely online as of… Read More
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  • Okan Çan named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey
    Mar 15, 2020

    Okan Çan named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey

    Deris is proud to announce that Okan Can, the Partner of our IP litigation department, named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial. Okan Can stands out from the crowd as “a fantastic litigator and the best strategist in Turkey. Not only is he knowledgeable and practical, he is also friendly and a pleasure to work with.” Recently, he worked intensively with foreign… Read More
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  • Kerim Yardımcı named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey
    Mar 15, 2020

    Kerim Yardımcı named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey

    Deris is proud to announce that our Managing Partner Emre Kerim Yardımcı named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial. Emre Kerim Yardımcı renders his services across prosecution and enforcement to our full satisfaction, enthuses one client. He has a great understanding of the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. His responsiveness and customer focus is excellent,… Read More
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  • Serra Coral named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey
    Mar 15, 2020

    Serra Coral named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey

    We are delighted to announce that our Managing Partner Serra Coral named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial. Managing Partner Serra Coral keeps up to date with developments globally, adding more oomph to her licensing practice. Read More
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  • M. N. Aydın Deriş named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey
    Mar 14, 2020

    M. N. Aydın Deriş named as a WTR 1000 IP Lawyer in Turkey

    We are pleased to announce that our Founding Partner/Senior Council Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş named as a #WTR1000 IP lawyer in Turkey with the following testimonial: “In Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş, colleagues, patrons and peers have an indispensable sounding board. He is “a phenomenon of the IP industry” and has seen it all”. Read More
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  • Deris is Ranked one of the Best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000
    Mar 13, 2020

    Deris is Ranked one of the Best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000

    We are proud to announce that Deris is ranked one of the best Firms in Turkey by the WTR 1000. Our firm is mentioned as “one of the strongest firms in the country providing 360-degree brand protection with the following additional remarks: “The team develops innovative ideas to combat counterfeits and recommends several courses of action to tackle infringers. It weighs up the probabilities of… Read More
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  • Deris Held the Sixth Unreal Campaign Event at Saint-Joseph High School
    Mar 04, 2020

    Deris Held the Sixth Unreal Campaign Event at Saint-Joseph High School

    Deris is proud to announce that 6th Unreal Campaign event has been organized at Saint-Joseph High School on February 28, 2020 on behalf of International Trademark Association (INTA). INTA’s long-standing project Unreal Campaign aims to raise awareness of the consumers of the next generation, ages 14-23, about the dangers of the counterfeit goods and the importance of brands and trademark rights.… Read More
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  • Deris Lawyers Listed as World's Leading Professionals (WIPR) again!
    Mar 04, 2020

    Deris Lawyers Listed as World's Leading Professionals (WIPR)

    We are pleased to announce that in the 2020 edition of WIPR Leaders, a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world, has recognized M.N. Aydın Deriş and Okan Çan as leaders in its handbook, stemming from a four month nomination period in which views from 12,000 IP professionals were sought. About WIPR World IP Review provides news and guidance on the challenges facing businesses… Read More
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  • IAM’s fourth annual Pharma & Biotech IP 2020 took place in London
    Feb 25, 2020

    IAM’s fourth annual Pharma & Biotech IP 2020 took place in London

    IAM’s fourth annual Pharma & Biotech IP 2020 took place in London on January 28, 2020. In the event the following panels were held: Avoiding costly IP mistakes The convergence between life sciences and tech Protecting the next generation of therapies Opportunities for IP monetisation Litigation masterclass The second panel, the convergence between life sciences and tech, was moderated by E. Kerim… Read More
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  • We are again ''Great Place to Work®”
    Feb 19, 2020

    We are again ''Great Place to Work®”

    We are proud to announce that as a result of the assessment conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute, Deris is entitled to be certified as ''Great Place to Work® the second time in Turkey, enabling excellent workplace. Deris has been the first law firm being certified as Great Place To Work® in Turkey. About Great Place to Work ®: Great Place to Work® Institute is an expert organization and… Read More
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  • DERIS is proud to be named as Patent Firm of the Year by IAM
    Feb 13, 2020

    DERIS is proud to be named as Patent Firm of the Year by IAM

    We are delighted to announce that Deris has been selected as winner of the Patent Firm Of The Year award by IAM. E. Kerim Yardımcı attended the gala dinner and received the award on behalf of Deris. We would like to thank our all clients and colleagues for their valued feedback and support in obtaining this prestigious award. About IAM Research: The search for the Global IP Awards winners begins… Read More
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  • Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar with INTA and TURKPATENT Collaboration
    Jan 29, 2020

    Anti-Counterfeiting Seminar with INTA and TURKPATENT Collaboration

    Deris is proud to announce the Seminar on Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement and Coordination, took place in Istanbul Court House on January 15, 2020. The event was organized with collaboration of INTA and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. During the Seminar, current state of counterfeiting activities, border measures and coordination for effective remedies to combat counterfeiting were… Read More
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  • Deris is again at Pharma & Biotech IP 2020
    Jan 28, 2020

    Deris is again at Pharma & Biotech IP 2020

    IAM’s fourth annual Pharma & Biotech IP 2020 takes place in London on January 28, 2020. The agenda of one-day-event Pharma & Biotech IP 2020 includes following panels: Avoiding costly IP mistakes The convergence between life sciences and tech Protecting the next generation of therapies Opportunities for IP monetization Litigation masterclass Our Managing Partner E. Kerim Yardimci has a chair at… Read More
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  • Policy Dialogue on Anti-Counterfeiting with INTA and Turkish PTO
    Jan 15, 2020

    Policy Dialogue on Anti-Counterfeiting with INTA and Turkish PTO

    The Policy Dialogue concerning Anti-Counterfeiting Implementations organized by Deris starts now! This is an organization prepared in collaboration with INTA and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. The current state of counterfeiting activities and tools used for the combat against counterfeiting and procedural inconveniences are aimed to be discussed by the speakers and attendees. Speakers… Read More
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  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reached 1.5 Millionth Registration
    Dec 30, 2019

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reached 1.5 Millionth Registration

    Within last month, there has been a massive step in the WIPO’s International Trademark System Marks and WIPO has reached the 1.5 millionth registration. This achievement is undeniably has been waiting due to character of Madrid – The International Trademark System since it provides cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks.[1] The Madrid System is a convenient and… Read More
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  • Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting and Copyright Proceedings in Turkey
    Dec 29, 2019

    Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting and Copyright Proceedings in Turkey

    As part of The Turkey’s Judicial Reform Strategy Document, the first package consisting of 39 articles was published on October 24, 2019. Named as ‘The Code Regarding the Amendments in The Code of Criminal Procedure and in Certain Codes’, it brings some significant amendments to The Code of Criminal Procedure. This notification aims to focus on the amendments concerning the evidences required to… Read More
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  • Changes to the Trademark Laws In China
    Dec 27, 2019

    Changes to the Trademark Laws In China

    In China new laws will be applied for infringement and illegal or bad faith trademark application, effective as from November 1st, 2019. The aim is to reduce trademark "squatters" by imposing greater sanctions and enabling the national office to refuse such bad faith trademark filing. On the one hand, the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNIPA) may… Read More
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  • The JPO Decision on the Invalidation of Reputed Trademark Moët & Chandon
    Dec 26, 2019

    The JPO Decision on the Invalidation of Reputed Trademark Moët & Chandon

    Japan Patent Office (JPO) decided to cancel the trademark registration no. 6030384 for word mark “CLUB MOET KYOTO” due to the existence of the trademark ‘’Moët & Chandon’’, a Japanese business entity which is domiciled in Kyoto applied for “CLUB MOET KYOTO’’ as a trademark for restaurant services in class 43. The company MHCS alleged that the application caused likelihood of confusion with “Moët… Read More
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  • Customs Training in Turkey
    Dec 20, 2019

    Customs Training in Turkey

    Muazzez Koruturk, Senior Associate and Tugce Guven, Senior Associate at Deris attended the regional customs training dated December 05, 2019 in Gaziantep organized by the Ministry of Trade. During the training, the presentations were made by 15 different representatives for approx. 80 IP right holders before the 50 customs officers from Gaziantep, Mersin, Adana, Antakya, Iskenderun and Sanliurfa… Read More
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  • 270.000 Pieces Of Counterfeit Perfume Products Seized
    Dec 20, 2019

    270.000 Pieces Of Counterfeit Perfume Products Seized

    Deris Anti-Counterfeiting team is proud to announce that second of our counterfeit perfume raids was successfully been conducted simultaneously at 5 (five) premises in Bagcilar and Bahcelievler districts which are the recent hotspots of Istanbul regarding fake perfume. More than 270,000 pieces of products containing packaging and bottles bearing luxury brands were seized and around 18,000 of them… Read More
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  • The Regulation on Intellectual Property Academy
    Dec 19, 2019

    The Regulation on Intellectual Property Academy

    The Intellectual Property Academy (“Academy”), which aims to contribute to the cultivation of human resources required by our country in the field of Industrial Property officially established with the Industrial Property Law No. 6769 which came into force on January 10, 2017. On November 14, 2019, the functioning and procedural principles of the Intellectual Property Academy are embodied by the… Read More
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  • Apparently, you CAN take the balsamic out of Modena!
    Dec 18, 2019

    Apparently, you CAN take the balsamic out of Modena!

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently rendered a decision stating that the term “balsamic” could be used to label vinegar or bittersweet flavorings even if they are not from the region of Modena. Modena, located in Northern Italy, is worldly famous for its balsamic vinegar made from several grape varieties. Considering that the term “Aceto Balsamico di Modena” was registered… Read More
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  • Kerim Yardımcı Appointed as a member of AIPPI's Program Committee
    Dec 12, 2019

    Kerim Yardımcı Appointed as a member of AIPPI's Program Committee

    E. Kerim Yardımcı Appointed as a member of AIPPI's Program Committee for the 2020- 2021 term. E. Kerim Yardımcı, managing partner at Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership, has been appointed as a member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI's) Programme Committee for the 2020- 2021 term. The Committee serves to put emphasize on matters that can be regarded as… Read More
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  •  The Unreal Challenge Of The INTA
    Dec 06, 2019

    Deris Takes Up The Unreal Challenge Of The INTA President

    At the 2019 Annual Meeting, International Trademark Association (INTA) President David Lossignol (Novartis Pharma AG) issued a challenge to the global INTA members and called them for the Unreal Campaign Challenge to become volunteers for the awareness initiative. Read More
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  • Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey
    Dec 02, 2019

    Intellectual Property Rights Published In 2020 Presidential Annual Program

    “2020 Presidential Annual Program” is published in Official Gazette on November 4, 2019. The Program was prepared by Ministry of Treasury and Finance together with Directorate of Strategy Development. The Program involves various topics such as education, health, security and the strategy of the Presidency in year 2020 are shared. Intellectual Property Rights In The Program The chapter on… Read More
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  • Patenting Procedures Relating to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Roundtable
    Nov 30, 2019

    Patenting Procedures Relating to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Roundtable

    Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TURKPATENT”) organized the roundtable of Patenting Procedures relating to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on November 06, 2019 in co-operation with European Patent Academy. The roundtable was moderated by Marcus Rabe, a senior EPO expert involved in the search and patent examinations. The roundtable started with an introduction of the Vice… Read More
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  • Amendment to the “Internet Law” under the First Package of the Judicial Reform
    Nov 30, 2019

    Amendment to the “Internet Law” under the First Package of the Judicial Reform

    The first package of Judicial Reform Strategy Document (“1st Judicial Reform”), named The Amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure and Certain Laws published in Official Gazette on October 24, 2019. Within the scope of the 1st Judicial Reform, it is stipulated that the decision to block the online access shall be directed at the relevant content or section of the website, rather than the… Read More
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  • Court Ruled Against UBER in Turkey
    Nov 28, 2019

    Court Ruled Against UBER in Turkey

    Controversial issues between Uber and taxi drivers have came to life upon the entrance of Uber into the Turkish market in 2014. The public was actually excited about the arrival of Uber and this development with the expectation of receiving better quality of service, more secure and cost efficient rides, compared to local taxis. In the year 2016, the Chartered Taxi-Drivers Society has instituted… Read More
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  • Feride Utku Will Serve as Member of  INTA Enforcement Committee
    Nov 26, 2019

    Feride Utku Will Serve as Member of INTA Enforcement Committee

    Ms. Feride Utku, Senior Attorney at Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership has been appointed as a member of INTA Enforcement Committee for the term 2020/21. Feride, has been actively dealing with Trademark related disputes for more than 10 years and carries her utmost experience in this field. INTA’s Enforcement Committee analyzes legislation and implementation of administrative and judicial… Read More
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  • What Is Accepted As Evidence In Criminal Actions
    Nov 25, 2019

    What Is Accepted As Evidence In Criminal Actions

    As part of The Turkey’s Judicial Reform Strategy Document, the first package consisting of 39 articles was published on October 24, 2019. Named as ‘The Code Regarding the Amendments in The Code of Criminal Procedure and in Certain Codes’, it brings some significant amendments to The Code of Criminal Procedure. This notification aims to focus on the amendments concerning the evidences required to… Read More
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  • Nov 25, 2019

    Okan Can Appointed As Subcommittee Chair by INTA

    We are honored to announce that Okan Can, Partner at Deris is appointed as the Chair of INTA Anticounterfeiting Eastern Europe & Central Asia Subcommittee for the term 2020-2021. Okan served as a member of the Subcommittee for the past two terms from Turkey. The Anticounterfeiting Committee develops and advocates the Association's policy regarding anti-counterfeiting and enforcement issues with… Read More
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  • We Are Attending INTA Leadership Meeting 2019
    Nov 20, 2019

    We Are Attending INTA Leadership Meeting 2019

    Okan Can partner at Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership and also member of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, will be attending the INTA Leadership Meeting 2019 that will take place in Austin, Texas between 19-22 November, 2019. The annual INTA Leadership Meetings with very exciting programs aims to bring together worldwide IP volunteers to escalate the Association's goals. Our Colleague… Read More
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  • Expedited Trial Procedure in Turkey
    Nov 18, 2019

    Expedited Trial Procedure in Turkey

    The Amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure and Certain Law adopted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly and published in Official Gazette on October 24, 2019 within scope of the first package of the Judicial Reform Strategy Document in Turkey. “Expedited Trial Procedure” introduced with the Article 23 of the first package of Judicial Reform Strategy Document and has been added to the… Read More
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  • Evaluation of the Colour Combination Trademarks in the Trademark Examination Guideline
    Nov 11, 2019

    Evaluation of the Colour Combination Trademarks in the Trademark Examination Guideline

    The new version of the Trademark Examination Guideline (“Guideline”) has been published by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TURKPATENT”) on September 30, 2019 and replaced the previous version published in 2015. You may access the full text in Turkish here. The Guideline sets forth many criteria for the application of colour combination trademarks as well as their registry. Application and… Read More
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  • Successful Raid Conducted Against Counterfeit Perfumes
    Nov 04, 2019

    Successful Raid Conducted Against Counterfeit Perfumes

    Our Anti-Counterfeiting team is proud to announce a successful raid organized on behalf of several well known perfume brand owners with the Istanbul Police Department against counterfeiters at 4 (four) different locations in Istanbul. As a result of the raid the team was successful to seize 263,676 pieces of product, packaging, bottles ready to be filled and 280 liters of counterfeit fragrance. A… Read More
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  • Jenny May Have Gotten Blocked from The Block
    Oct 30, 2019

    Jenny May Have Gotten Blocked from The Block

    Jennifer Lopez has become the latest party to an increasing number of copyright infringement lawsuits instituted by paparazzi agencies and respective photographers based on the unauthorized use of their copyright protected material by celebrities on their social media accounts. Previously, similar types of lawsuits were filed against Khloe Kardashian, Ariana Grande, 50 Cent and Gigi Hadid, among… Read More
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  • Scent Trademarks as per Trademark Examination Guideline
    Oct 28, 2019

    Scent Trademarks as per Trademark Examination Guideline

    The new version of the Trademark Examination Guideline (“Guideline”) has been published by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (“TURKPATENT”) on September 30, 2019 and replaced the previous version published in 2015. You may access the full text in Turkish via the following link: The new version of the Guideline is the first one published since the enactment of the Industrial Property Law no.… Read More
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  • Deriş will run for KAÇUV in the annual Istanbul Marathon
    Oct 26, 2019

    Deriş will run for KAÇUV in the annual Istanbul Marathon

    Deriş will run for KAÇUV in the annual Istanbul Marathon A team of 25 volunteers from Deriş will run to collect donation for"The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer" (KACUV) in the annual Istanbul Marathon of November 03, 2019. The donations aims to contribute education of the KACUV Children. KAÇUV : The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) has been established in 2000 by the… Read More
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  • Police raids in Aegean Touristic sites
    Oct 25, 2019

    Police raids in Aegean Touristic sites

    Deris attended 5 simultaneous police raids in Kusadasi, a well-known tourist spot in Turkey. Deris, anti-counterfeiting team, has recently attended 5 simultaneous police raids in Kusadasi on behalf of his clients who are active in the field of luxury goods particularly in jewelries and watches. As a country known with the counterfeiting activities, Turkey has lots of touristic areas especially at… Read More
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  • Oct 03, 2019

    Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group 99th Conference

    E. Kerim Yardımcı, partner at Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership attended the 99th PTMG Conference held on October 02 - 05, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. About PTMG Founded in 1970, PTMG has been a success story ever since: over more than 4 decades a family-like group of specialized trade mark professionals, with a high representation from the pharmaceutical industry, has evolved. The initial ideas of… Read More
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  • May 16, 2019

    Deris held the fourth Unreal Campaign Training at Uskudar American Academy

    Deris is delighted to announce the fourth unreal campaign training in March 2019 on behalf of International Trademark Association (INTA) at Uskudar American Academy which is one of the top ranked foreign co-educational high schools in Turkey. The event was organized with the contribution of the Economy Club. The training started by the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee member Okan Can with an… Read More
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  • May 02, 2019

    INTA Attendance - We will attend the 141th INTA Annual Meeting, 2019

    This year, our firm will be represented at the INTA Conference to be held in Boston between May 18-22 by our colleagues Mr. E. Kerim Yardımcı, Mr. Okan Çan and Mrs. Feride Utku and Mr. Sarper Sever. Read More
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  • Apr 19, 2019

    World Intellectual Property Day and Sport

    Okan Çan Partner at Deris will speak at the seminar “World Intellectual Property Day and Sport” organized by Bogazici University on April 30, 2019 on the occasion of the WORLD IP DAY. Read More
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  • Apr 15, 2019

    Deris Has Been Recommended as a Top-Tier Firm

    We are very proud to announce that Deris has been ranked as a Top-Tier Firm in tier 1 in the ranking of the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa pursuant to successes of firms operating in the field of intellectual property. Deris has been defined as ‘knowledgeable, business-oriented and creative’ IP specialist. Not only the team, Okan Can (Partner), is listed in elite "leading lawyers" list… Read More
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  • Mar 04, 2019

    FICPI/AIPLA/AIPPI Colloquium on

    The colloquium on "IP Protection of Artificial Intelligence” to be organized by FICPI, AIPLA and AIPPI will take place on March 27-29, 2019 in Turin/ITALY. M.N. Aydın Deriş and Elif Kayral will be attending to the colloquium. Read More
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  • Mar 01, 2019

    Deris continues to hold another event for Unreal Campaign

    Deris is pleased to announce the third Unreal Campaign training in February 2019 on behalf of International Trademark Association (INTA) in Turkey at TED Istanbul College. The training started by the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee member Okan Can with an introductory information concerning the INTA, the Unreal Campaign and continued with the explanations of two Deris volunteers; Kardelen… Read More
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  • Feb 18, 2019

    INTA 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change

    We are at "INTA 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing the Change" in Paris. Okan Can from Deris is attending the conference. Over the two days the leading legal and business experts discussed practical tips to adapt to the challenges and opportunities with AI, Blokchain and other future technologies. Please click here for more information concerning the event Read More
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  • Feb 01, 2019

    Great Place to Work® Certified

    We are proud to announce that after successfully completing Trust Index© employee survey and Culture Audit© which evaluates the human resources implementations and analyses workplace culture within the framework of Great Place to Work Recognition program, Deris has received the title of “Great Place to Work® Certified” and became the first certified law firm in Turkey. Congratulations on this… Read More
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  • AIPPI- Italy Meets France in IP a Story of Food and Fashion
    Jan 25, 2019

    AIPPI- Italy Meets France in IP a Story of Food and Fashion

    On January 31- February 01, 2019 a joint seminar will be held by French and Italian Groups of AIPPI at Lyon and Feride Utku and Burcum Evgin, Attorney at Laws, will attend this Seminar on behalf of Deris Attorney-At-Law Partnership. Read More
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  • Jan 17, 2019

    E. Kerim Yardimci attended the Innovation & IP Forum

    E. Kerim Yardimci (Managing Partner at Deris) attended the Innovation & IP Forum which was held on January 30, 2019 in Paris. This unique one-day event, gathering 500+ international key players from the world of innovation, including general counsel, IP directors, chief innovation officers, R&D directors and directors of strategy. The Innovation & IP Forum and Awards is dedicated to challenges… Read More
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  • IAM’s Annual Pharma & Biotech IP Event
    Jan 17, 2019

    IAM’s Annual Pharma & Biotech IP Event

    Mr. E. Kerim Yardimci (Managing Partner, Attorney at Law) and Ms. Oya Yalvac (Senior Associate, European Patent Attorney) will attend the third annual event ‘Pharma and Biotech IP’ on January 28, 2019 in London held by IAM. Mr. E. Kerim Yardimci will moderate the session ''Managing Political and Legislative Change'' with the speakers Francesco Macchetta (Bracco Imaging S.p.A.) and Elise Melon… Read More
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  • Dec 19, 2018

    Customs Trainings for the Protection of the Patent & Trademark Rights:

    Mrs Gizem Küçükarslan Bayer, Senior Attorney at Deris Attorney-At-Law Partnership delivered a presentation concerning "the Protection of Patent Rights at the Customs" during the Regional Customs Trainings for the Protection of the Patent which was held on 18-19 December 2018 by the Aegean Customs and Trade Regional Directorate in Izmir. Read More
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  • Patent Protection and Employee Inventions Training
    Dec 18, 2018

    Patent Protection and Employee Inventions Training

    Başak Yiğiter, Patent Attorney at Deris and Elif T. Dinçer Attorney-at-Law at Deris , delivered presentations concerning “Patent Protection" and "Employee Inventions" at Özyeğin University on December 26, 2018 within the scope of the training organized by Özyeğin University TTO. TTO members and directors, inventors, technology compnay owners and university students have attended the training. Read More
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  • Dec 05, 2018

    Deris holds another event for Unreal Campaign

    Deris is pleased to announce the second unreal campaign training in November 2018 on behalf of International Trademark Association (INTA) in Turkey at German High School in Istanbul. The training started by the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee member Okan Can (Partner at Deris) with an introductory information concerning the INTA, the Unreal Campaign and continued with the explanations of two… Read More
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  • Oct 30, 2018

    INTA – Leadership Meeting 2018

    INTA – Leadership Meeting will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, on November 06 -09, 2018 and Okan Çan, partner of Deriş Avukatlık Ortaklığı and a member of Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, will attend the meeting. Read More
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  • Sep 24, 2018

    Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group 97th Conference

    Kerim Yardımcı, partner at Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership will participate in the 97th PTMG Conference to be held on October 03 - 06, 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Read More
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  • Sep 19, 2018

    ECTA Attendance - We will attend to the 37th ECTA Annual Meeting, 2018

    Ms. Asli Tireli, Senior Associate at Deris will be attending European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) 37th Annual Conference in Athens from June 13, 2018 to June 16, 2018 which is celebrated with the theme “Gods in Transıt: IP at the Crossroads of Great Civilizations”. Read More
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  • Sep 17, 2018

    GRUR Annual Meeting 2018

    Muazzez Korutürk of Deriş Attorneys-at-Law Partnership will attend the annual meeting of the GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) to be held in Berlin, Germany between 26 – 29 September 2018. Read More
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  • Sep 14, 2018

    Deris Lawyers Listed as World's Leading Professionals (WTR) 2018

    Deris is proud to be have been named as one of the leading firms of 2018 in the ranking of enforcement & litigation and as a Highly Recommended Firm of 2018 in the ranking of the prosecution & strategy by the “World Trademark Review”, one of the world’s leading trademark law publications. The firm’s partners Mr. M.N. Aydın Deriş, Mr. Okan Can and Mr. E. Kerim Yardimci are named as leading… Read More
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  • Sep 12, 2018

    Deris Lawyers Listed as World's Leading Professionals (WIPR)

    We are pleased to announce that WIPR Leaders, a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world, has named Mr. M.N. Aydın Deriş and Mr. Okan Çan as leaders in its handbook, stemming from a four month nomination period in which views from 12,000 IP professionals were sought. Read More
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  • Aug 06, 2018

    Deris ranked in IAM Patent 1000 2018

    We are very proud to announce that Deris has been ranked in the lists of ‘litigation and transactions’ and ‘prosecution’ as highly recommended firm in Turkey by IAM Patent 1000. Deris is the only firm which has been ranked in both the list of ‘highly recommended firms in prosecution’ and the list of ‘recommended firms in litigation and transactions’. As to individuals, two of our partners Mehmet… Read More
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  • Jun 12, 2018

    Individuals from Deris have been ranked in IP STARS rankings

    Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has released its IP STARS results (2018). We are proud to announce that three firm partners M.N. Aydın Deriş, E. Kerim Yardimci and Okan Can have been named as IP Stars. The two senior associates Muazzez Korutürk and Gizem Küçükarslan Bayer have been recognized as rising stars in IP Stars Handbook – Trademark and Copyright 2018. As announced before, Deris has… Read More
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  • Jun 04, 2018

    Deris ranked in Leaders League 2018

    We are very proud to announce that Deris has been named as a leading law firm in the area of Intellectual Property in four rankings namely in patent litigation, trademark litigation, patent & trademark prosecution, by Leaders League. Deris has been the only firm which is ranked as a leading firm in all ranking of the area of Intellectual Property. The firm's partners Aydın Deriş, Serra Coral, E.… Read More
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  • Apr 26, 2018

    INTA Attendance - We will attend to the 140th INTA Annual Meeting, 2018

    This year, our firm will be represented at the INTA Conference to be held in Seattle between May 19-23, 2018 by our colleagues Mr. Kerim Yardımcı, Mrs. Serra Coral, Mr. Okan Çan and Mrs. Feride Utku, Mrs. Tuğçe Güven. Read More
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  • Nov 03, 2017

    2017 INTA Leadership Meeting

    The INTA Leadership Meeting will be held on November 7-10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Okan Çan of Deriş Attorney-at-Law Partnership will attend the meetings. Read More
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  • Oct 16, 2017

    95th Conference of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (“PTMG”) was held in Toronto.

    The 95th Conference of the PTMG was held on 4th to 7th October, 2017 in Toronto Canada. Mr. E. Kerim Yardimci, partner of Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership, made a presentation entitled Hot Topics in Turkey Read More
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  • May 12, 2017

    INTA Attendance - We will attend to the 139th INTA Annual Meeting, 2017

    This year, our firm will be represented at the INTA Conference to be held in Barcelona between May 20-24, 2017 by our colleagues Mr. Kerim Yardımcı, Mrs. Serra Coral, Mrs. Berrin Kalenderli, Mr. Okan Çan and Mrs. Elif Türkan Dinçer. Read More
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  • Mar 20, 2017

    The New Law on Industrial Property from the perspective of enforcement of IP Rights

    Partners E. Kerim Yardimci and Okan Can with Gizem Kucukarslan and Tugce Guven from Deris Attorney at Law Partnership attends to the seminar ''The New Law on Industrial Property from the perspective of enforcement of IP Rights'' between March 22-23 2017 organized by the Ministry of Customs and Trade at Istanbul Conrad Bosphorus Hotel. Our Partner Okan Can will make a speech concerning "The New… Read More
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  • Mar 16, 2017

    7th Annual MIP International Patent Forum 2017

    MIP International Patent Forum, organized by the Managing Intellectual Property on March 8 & 9, 2017, has taken place at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel. Mr. Okan Çan of Deriş Attorney At Law Partnership has attended the Forum. Read More
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