Gün + Partners

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Gün + Partners is a full-service institutional law firm with a strategic international vision, delivering high-quality, commercially astute legal services with 13 partners and over 70 lawyers.

The firm is one of the oldest and largest firms in Turkey and is internationally recognized among the top-tier legal service providers. The firm is based in Istanbul, with working and correspondent offices in Ankara, Izmir and Turkey’s major commercial centers.

Our IP practice, one of the core practice areas of the firm since its foundation, is composed of the following specialized practice groups:

  • Patents and utility models,
  • Trademarks and designs,
  • Copyrights,
  • Anti-counterfeiting,
  • IP prosecution.

Gün + Partners provides comprehensive advisory, transactional and litigation services covering the full range of patent, trademark and utility model issues, including prosecution, litigation and transactional and advisory matters. The firm combines industry and litigation experience with its extensive IP expertise, which extends to patent-related competition law, regulatory issues and data protection.

The firm also prosecutes all types of IP application, files and defends against oppositions and appeals before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and challenges the office’s final decisions before specialized courts.

Having expertise in all IP areas places the firm in a unique position in the market for devising and implementing protection and enforcement strategies for IP owners and handling complex IP disputes that involve different IP rights. Thus, it is recognized as the leading IP practice in Turkey, and its IP practice members are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Life sciences and telecoms, media and technology are the core industries that the firm’s IP practice concentrates on, in addition to automotive, apparel and consumer goods.

Trademarks and designs

Gün + Partners provides the full range of trademark services, including advisory, litigation, transactions, prosecution, opposition, maintenance, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy and IP investigations. The team works in a number of key business sectors, including pharmaceuticals, fast-moving consumer goods, consumer electronics, automotive, technology and media and entertainment. The firm’s services include well-known and famous trademark protection, invalidation of trademark registrations, actions to prevent trademark infringement, interlocutory and precautionary injunctions, passing off, unfair competition and all forms of complex trademark-related litigation.

Gün + Partners advises clients and conducts civil and criminal litigation relating to all aspects of trademark, design and unfair competition law. Members of the trademark practice group appear before the courts of first instance and appeal; conduct trademark and design due diligence; assist on the trademark and design aspects of corporate and other commercial transactions; and negotiate and draft contracts.

Gün + Partners also advises on anti-counterfeiting matters, develops anti-counterfeiting strategies, investigates trademark infringement, applies for search and seizure orders, conducts raids and files customs applications for injunctions and seizures.


Mutlu Yıldırım Köse has been with the firm since 2006 and a partner since 2017. Mutlu is both a lawyer and trademark and patent attorney specializing in intellectual property practice. Her IP practice focuses on trademarks, designs and copyrights.

She has been involved in numerous projects on all fields of IP. Her involvement includes both contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to trademarks, copyrights, designs, patents, domain names and unfair competition. She has an extensive litigation experience, counselled various domestic and foreign clients regarding their IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements.

She also works in IP prosecution where supervises and drafts oppositions and appeals regarding trademark and design applications before the Turkish patent and trademark office.

She represents foreign, multinational and Turkish clients from numerous business areas including electronics, fashion, cosmetics, textile, entertainment, hotel and tourism, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, radio and TV broadcasting, telecoms on all aspects of intellectual property and regulatory matters.

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