OFO VENTURA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LITIGATION
OFO VENTURA was founded in 2002 by Özlem Fütman, who has been actively working in the IP field since 1997 as a qualified attorney at law, as well as a Turkish trademark and patent attorney and European patent attorney.
OFO VENTURA is an Istanbul-based firm with corresponding offices in Ankara and in the northern Part of Cyprus.
The firm is composed of partners, senior lawyers and senior patent and trademark attorneys who provide outstanding legal support and assistance on the full range of IP services, including litigation, enforcement, prosecution, counselling and non-contentious matters.
The firm’s practice covers all aspects of IP rights, including patents, utility models, trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications, licensing, domain names and data protection.
The team excels at more complex and contentious IP matters, and combines its broad experience and skillsets with the creativity and tenacity required in a tricky market in the most responsive and effective manner. The firm’s professionals’ knowledge is not limited to local law and practice, they also closely follow practice, developments and case law in the global IP world. This drive for constant improvement is making a positive impact on the marketplace.
The many tools and approaches the firm is able and willing to use to reach the goals set by IP rights owners have won it many mandates across the globe.
The firm manages patent portfolios for multinational companies and performs risk assessments to guide clients about to launch new product lines in Turkey. The firm advises clients on all types of patent-related administrative action before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, from applications to oppositions and licence agreements. The team handles complex patent litigation disputes from infringement to invalidity and declaratory actions.
The firm’s expertise in handling more complex IP cases has attracted a renowned and international client base that spans many industries, particularly in highly regulated areas such as cosmetics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals, as well as electronic, software and automotive. The team uses insights from these industries and strategically apply them to the issues faced in other industries.
Rules of behaviour at the heart of the firm
- 100% rule: we examine each new matter from ground zero, even if we have been handling the related portfolio for years, and build a strategy that is unique to each matter and meets our clients’ needs.
- Strategic partnership: we do not see ourselves just as a counsel handling legal matters, but rather as our clients’ local strategic business partner. We care about our clients’ IP rights equity and market share.
- Mastery rule: we like to win and thrive on challenging cases. We gauge our success on that of our clients.
- Protection rule: we fiercely protect our clients’ interests because we take their case personally; successful outcomes are our goal.
OFO VENTURA’s professionals are members of IP organisations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES and the Patent and Trademark Attorneys’ Association of Turkey; their active roles in various committees enable them to remain abreast of all the latest developments in IP law and practice worldwide. In addition, the firm’s founding partner has been contributing to the best-known IP blog in Turkey, IPR Gezgini (https://iprgezgini.org).
The firm’s commitment and high level of engagement with IP organisations also mean that it has become a voice for change in Turkey.