Özge Atılgan Karakulak

Partner at Gün + Partners

Özge Atılgan Karakulak has been with Gün + Partners since 2005 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s life sciences industry and competition practices and co-chair of its IP practice.

With the combination of Ms Atılgan Karakulak’s advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences sector, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life sciences products, such as registration and authorisation procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct.

Ms Atılgan Karakulak has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry. She was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity action in Turkey.

In addition to her corporate work, Ms Atılgan Karakulak serves as counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers in Turkey. She also advises on numerous regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations for the Turkish government authorities.


  • The International Bar Association, vice chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2018-2019)
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • The Licensing Executives Society
  • The Galatasaray University Alumni Association

IAM says

Özge Atılgan Karakulak is “extremely knowledgeable and a key influencer who has helped to shape Turkey’s IP environment in the life sciences sector”. “As a litigator, she has successfully handled precedent-setting patent cases, always showing a fine-grained understanding of what is at stake commercially.”


  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer

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Gün + Partners
Kore Sehitleri Cad 17 Zincirlikuyu
Istanbul 34394

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