Okan Can

Partner at Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership

Okan Can counsels and represents market-leading companies in the protection and enforcement of IP rights. His expertise extends to IP litigation, IP strategy, transactional intellectual property, technology licensing, data privacy and publicity rights.

Mr Can has achieved notable results in IP disputes and has represented:

  • a leading technology market player in an extensive project to license and litigate its SEPs;
  • a multinational firm in complex multi-jurisdictional IP litigation, in which he achieved one of the highest compensation awards for an IP conflict in Turkey; and
  • a multinational tobacco firm during the acquisition of the IP assets of a Turkish state monopoly.

In 2016 the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office invited Mr Can to participate and actively work at the commission established for the preparation of the new Code of Industrial Property, which entered into force on 10 January 2017.

Mr Can frequently speaks at conferences and has given speeches on:

  • IP, privacy and internet issues in Turkey (Stanford University (Palo Alto), 2015); and
  • the new IP Code (2017 conference held by the Turkish Ministry of Customs and the European Union).

Further, Mr Can has spoken at the 2017 Resolving IP disputes through the WIPO alternative dispute resolution on behalf of WIPO conference in Istanbul.

His recent publications include:

  • The Patent Litigation Law Review (third edition); and
  • “The Code of Industrial Property”, in Mitteilungen Der Deutschen Patentanwälte 2018 (co-author).

Mr Can has been appointed as chair of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee at INTA. He is also listed in the IAM Patent 1000, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, The Legal 500 and the WTR 1000 (2016 through 2018) in the gold tier for litigation and enforcement.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Istanbul Bar Association

Firm details

Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership
Inebolu Sokak 5
Deris Patent Building
Setustu Kabatas
Istanbul 34427

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