Moroğlu Arseven

Moroğlu Arseven holds wide-ranging experience in all facets of patent-related advice, including counselling, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters, as well as strategic cross-border management of portfolios and disputes. The firm’s patent work is characterised by a deep understanding of clients’ needs, meaning the firm often provides patent support as part of a broader package of legal services. Advice often extends beyond IP matters to address how such rights fit within and support commercial legal issues.

The firm has established a reputation for solid patent expertise and capabilities. High-profile clients regularly engage Moroğlu Arseven based on its reputation for delivering results with regard to effectively establishing, strengthening, enforcing or commercialising patents in Turkey. As a result, the team of 12 lawyers serves many long-standing, high-profile multinational clients in regard to a full range of patent issues and strategies.

Moroğlu Arseven is a full-service firm and boasts one of the largest dedicated IP practices in Turkey. It often represents clients during patent litigation, spanning a range of industries which stretch from manufacturing to all aspects of the pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Non-contentious support includes all legal aspects of sensitive and complex R&D projects and patent transactions, from the early planning and strategy stages to protecting and commercialising the resulting technology or processes.

Led by Işık Özdoğan, the firm’s three dedicated IP partners have worked alongside each other for more than a decade. Their work ethic, close communication with clients and experience with innovative cases distinguish them from other IP professionals in Turkey. All three regularly receive awards for their respective work from independent organisations, including the IAM Patent 1000, the WTR 1000, Managing Intellectual Property, the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Clients appreciate the firm’s responsive, clear and concise answers to legal questions, as well as its knowledge of their business goals, usually based on long-lasting relationships. The firm’s lawyers have a reputation for being honest with clients about their strategic interests, even where this means not moving forward with a legal action if a positive result is unlikely or the action does not support the client’s wider strategies.

Moroğlu Arseven manages patent portfolios for a number of high-profile brands where intellectual property is central to their commercial decision making. The firm’s advice and risk assessments have been integral to guiding clients’ commercial operations and decisions about whether (and how) to launch new product lines in Turkey.

The firm’s international experience and expertise in foreign requirements are valuable to clients. These skills allow lawyers to address client concerns quickly and cost effectively, advising on how local requirements will sit within global IP portfolios and strategies. The firm is regularly engaged in complex negotiations, often including multiple parties and viewpoints. Moroğlu Arseven’s lawyers advise across a range of industries, negotiating settlements, assignments, co-existence agreements and licences for rights.

The firm represents clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office in all types of patent-related administrative action, including oppositions and appeals, as well as structuring patent licensing and assignments.

Moroğlu Arseven has an unrivalled reputation as a thought leader for Turkish patent matters. The firm’s lawyers regularly write articles and provide insight on patent law, as well as related topics where patent law overlaps with other legal areas.

Senior members of the IP team are active members in a range of global and local organisations which focus on patent issues, including:

  • the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys;
  • the Licensing Executives Society International;
  • the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property;
  • the MIP International Patent Forum;
  • the EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum; and
  • the Biotech and Pharma Patent Forum.

Contact details

Moroğlu Arseven
Abdi İpekçi Caddesi 19-1
Nişantaşı
Istanbul 34367
Turkey

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