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Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm is a highly prestigious and renowned law firm in Turkey that provides boutique services to a wide range of clients from individuals to multinational corporations exclusively in all areas IP, especially on trademark, patent, design, copyright, information technology, media and unfair competition law. Our Office services both litigation and prosecution.

We work on groundbreaking cases, directly involving in the latest developments in pharmaceutical, software, electronic, manufacturing, telecommunication, publishing. broadcasting, textile, food and many other industries.

Our firm's mixed team of lawyers and trademark attorneys are based in Istanbul. We also have an established office in Ankara where Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is located.

Our main priority is to give the best service at every level of disputes and to present and offer alternative solutions in identifying ways to achieve successful results.

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Attorney at Law</br> Founder

Dr. Cahit SULUK

Attorney at Law
Founder

Dr. Cahit Suluk, Attorney at Law, Trademark and Patent Attorney

Dr. Cahit Suluk is the founder of Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm,  a highly-regarded IP strategist and litigator. Dr. Suluk graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1992. He obtained his PhD in 2000 on design protection. He has been active as a lawyer at the Istanbul Bar since 2001.

Having a wealth of experience in every area of intellectual property, combined with academic knowledge, Dr Suluk is one of the best-known practitioners in Turkey. He provides legal consultancy to many national and international clients active in different sectors, including media, food, pharmaceutical, clothing, technology, cosmetics and domestic appliance.

Dr Suluk has been creating valuable strategies for his clients and obtaining favourable results in complicated patent cases, especially in pharmaceutical patent law. He is also active in trademark and design law, and has been referred to as a sole expert in Turkey in design law by international ranking authorities.

Regarding copyright cases, Dr Suluk represents leading media organisations in Turkey. He also had a major role in establishing some of the Turkish copyright collecting societies and provides them with regular legal services.

Dr. Suluk is not only a distinguished and reputable IP litigator and strategist, but also a highly respected academician and lecturer. He conducted research on his habilitation at the Max Planck Institute in Munich. He has published 12 books and over 40 articles, and issued nine papers on IP law to date. Dr Suluk served as visiting lecturer at principal universities in Istanbul and is still active as an assistant professor at Sabahattin Zaim University.

Dr Suluk’s IP-related academic research studies and publications are followed by a large audience, including judges, lawyers and academics. His publications are cross-referenced in first-instance and Supreme Court decisions and often used by IP experts. He contributes to the drafting of IP regulations (eg, the new Turkish Industrial Property Act and revised Turkish Copyright Act).

 

Cahit Suluk, a “dedicated and experienced lawyer” and a regular fixture on some of the market’s most important litigations. While sources highlight his design litigation know-how above all, he is a versatile operator who is equally at home on patent and trademark cases. With an unimpeachable academic record, he counts among the most substantively knowledgeable figures on the market”.  WTR- The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2015

 “Founding partner Cahit Suluk has a granular understanding of IP law, having authored 12 books and over 40 articles on the subject. He brings a sure touch to alternative dispute resolution efforts, but also defends rights holders valiantly before civil and criminal courts when necessary. His colleague”. WTR – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

“Hotshot litigator Cahit Suluk “immerses himself in the nuances and argues his case persuasively, concentrating on merits”; the PhD combines deep experience, peerless academic calibre and admirable technical nous. He can be found at his eponymous firm”. IAM Patent 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017

Cahit Suluk is “really strong in litigation counselling; he approaches matters with a theoretical academic mindset”.  IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016

“Renowned litigator Cahit Suluk handles ground-breaking cases for a number of cutting-edge technology entites”. IAM Patent 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015

Practice Areas: Trademark, Patent, Design, Copyright, IT&Media, Unfair Competition.

Memberships:  AIPPI, ALAI, INTA, Istanbul Bar, Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Commission on IP.

Attorney at Law</br> Head of Litigation

Bahattin CARKACI, MBA

Attorney at Law
Head of Litigation

Bahattin Carkaci, Senior Attorney at Law, MBA

Bahattin Carkaci is graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1998. He lived and participated several certification programs in Canada during 2000-2007. He completed International Business Management Program at Sheridan College Ontario. Since 2008 he has been continuing his career in Suluk IP Law Firm as a Lawyer. Mr. Carkaci advises on and litigates IP matters, with an emphasis on trademark, design, patent, copyright, unfair competition. He has extensive experience in IP litigation, both before first instance and appeal courts.

Practice Areas: Trademark, Design, Patent, Copyright, IT.

Memberships: AIPPI, ECTA, ALAI, INTA, MARQUES, Istanbul Bar, Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Attorney at Law</br> Head of Prosecution

Zeynep BALCIK

Attorney at Law
Head of Prosecution

Zeynep Balçık, Senior Attorney at Law, Trademark Attorney

Zeynep Balçık is graduated from the Faculty of Law at Marmara University, Istanbul in 2008. Before joining Suluk IP Law Firm, she practised Commercial Law, IP Law and Advertisement Law at various well-known law firms in Istanbul. As a member of Suluk IP Law Firm since 2011, she provides litigation and prosecution services to local and international clients majorly related to trademark, design, domain name and trade name matters.

References: Zeynep Balçik is a key ally when contentious circumstances arise: she is resolute in nail-biting negotiations, often bringing conflicts to an end through judicious licensing ventures”. WTR – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

Practice Areas: Trademark, Design, Domain and Trade Name.

Memberships: INTA, ECTA, Istanbul Bar.

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