Senior Partner at Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership
Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş graduated from the Geneva University Faculty of Law in June 1968. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and German and speaks Greek.
Since July 1971 Mr Deriş has been shareholder and manager of Deriş Patents & Trademarks Agency AS, providing the full range of services for IP and industrial property rights. He is currently counsel of Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership for court action and transactional matters. He has extensive experience in IP litigation and prosecution matters in Turkey and abroad.
Since the early 1980s, Mr Deriş has been an active member of different commissions engaged in establishing the decree-laws on industrial property and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Mr Deriş participated in the preparatory work of the office commission for the new Turkish Code of Industrial Property, which has been in force since January 2017. He was also involved with the development and implementation of proprietary office helpware.
Mr Deriş is a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group. Since 1993 he has prepared a summary of Turkish jurisprudence for INTA’s Annual Review. As a European patent attorney, between 2001 and 2007 he was a council member of the European Patent Institute and he is now a member of the European Patent Practice and Litigation Committees.
He was actively involved in establishing the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Turkish National Group in 2007 and served as its first president until 2011.
Mr Deriş was actively involved in establishing the Turkish national group of FICPI.