NSN Law Firm

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Headquartered in Istanbul and working hand in glove with associate offices in a further three key locations – Antalya, Ankara and Izmir – NSN is in prime position to secure and maintain cast-iron patent protection across the country. The commercial law firm has earned a glittering reputation for its textbook performances in ground-breaking disputes, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector, and has several precedent-setting wins to its name. Tough-as-nails litigator Selma Ünlü brings gravitas to the courtroom and delivers arguments with authority and poise. She co-chairs the patent and life sciences department alongside Gülay Göksu, a qualified trademark patent attorney and lawyer. The pair “approach matters professionally and report on developments in a clear, concise and timely manner”.

Firm Profile

The core practice area focus of NSN Law Firm is intellectual property, and our nine partners and nearly 30 lawyers allow us to provide comprehensive IP law services in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including a wide range of IP matters involving complex regulations, licensing, technology transfers, freedom-to-operate issues and data exclusivity, in addition to conducting litigation proceedings for patent infringement, invalidity, unfair competition and negative clearance actions.

Located in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, our firm also cooperates with associates in the capital Ankara, as well as the major cities of Izmir and Antalya, enabling us to represent clients before the IP courts, enforcement offices and customs agencies throughout Turkey. Internationally, our longstanding relationships with foreign law offices provide us with a global reach to assist clients in cross-border disputes in multiple jurisdictions around the world.

Providing innovative and tailor-made legal solutions is our primary objective. Our lawyers have IP expertise in various sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, telecommunications, electronics, mechanics, chemicals and engineering, and we have a reputation for excellence in addressing the diverse needs of clients operating in these various sectors. We have earned this reputation by developing an in-depth knowledge of each relevant industry and this approach has resulted in wins for our clients in cutting-edge patent litigations that resulted in landmark decisions. We are also helping to shape the future of Turkish patent law by assisting industry associations with commentary on draft legislation.

Our firm’s long-established practice in the field of life sciences regulations enables us to blend patent litigation strategy with sectoral knowledge. We advise national and multinational life sciences companies on a wide range of matters, including licensing agreements, pricing regulations, reimbursement regulations, marketing authorisation procedures, clinical trials, observational study projects, and promotion and compliance practices. This broad regulatory experience allows us to evaluate patent disputes from a wider perspective and resolve disputes by using both patent law and regulatory tools. This also enables our teams to provide more cost-effective solutions by anticipating problems before they arise, as regulatory solutions are often less costly than patent litigation.

The patent practice is handled by a combined team consisting of legal practitioners and scientific experts with different technical and academic backgrounds. As cross-border patent litigation involves complex technical issues, the technical team comprise European patent attorneys, regulatory experts and competition experts. The technical team members support our legal experts when drafting claims, filing applications, making patentability assessments and conducting infringement and validity analyses.

Our firm’s sub-teams dedicated to specific clients have comprehensive knowledge of our clients’ needs, as they know their clients and their history very well and understand their unique requirements. The teams also use technological online data systems to improve collaboration, provide clarity and achieve better results.

In addition to Turkish, our lawyers are fluent in English, French and German, allowing us to provide services in different languages as required.

NSN Law Firm is a member of various international organisations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Union-IP, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, MARQUES and the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys. Our firm and its individual partners are routinely ranked in the top tiers of the rankings published by The Legal 500, Managing IP and Chambers & Partners. IAM Patent 1000 has repeatedly selected the firm as a Leading Law Firm for Patent Litigation and Transactions. The senior IP partner, Selma Ünlü, has been regularly listed among the patent stars by Managing IP’s IP Stars and Top 250 Women in IP, and in The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.

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