Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership provides fast, reliable and tailored consulting and legal services to clients looking to settle disputes relating to trademarks, patents, industrial designs and other IP and industrial property rights.
Based in Istanbul, Deriş has a 110-year history pertaining to the establishment of IP rights, as well as the protection and enforcement of such rights.
Today, Deriş consists of two legal entities: Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency AS, which counsels, files, prosecutes, registers and manages IP rights worldwide; and Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership, which provides legal counsel, assistance in contentious and non-contentious matters and representation before the IP, civil and commercial courts.
The team consists of more than 85 with IP Litigators, European Patent Attorneys, Trademark and Patent Attorneys and the supporting teams. The Firm is ranked as a top tier IP Law Firm by the international ranking magazines such as LEGAL500, WTR1000, IAM 1000, IPSTAR, MANAGING IP.
The firm has been awarded and certified as a Great Place to Work in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. The firm’s key strategy objective is “Compliance and Benchmarking with Global Standards”. In line with this strategy, in 2021 the firm’s information security management system obtained the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification. Deriş has also joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, which is a voluntary leadership platform for the development implementation and disclosure of responsible business practice.
M. N. Aydın Deriş (Founding Partner)
N. Serra Coral (Managing Partner)
E. Kerim Yardımcı (Senior Partner)
Okan Çan (Senior Partner)
Oya Yalvaç (Partner)
Feride Utku (Partner)
Muazzez Korutürk (Partner)
Deriş exclusively handles IP, IT and media-related contentious or non-contentious matters. The partnership adopts an agile and cost-conscious approach, pragmatically combining and coordinating tailored solutions in complex matters; this approach involves developing IP awareness and enforcement strategies; conducting investigations on counterfeits and evaluating their results; preparing and organising customs seizure of counterfeit goods; serving cease and desist letters to prevent infringing acts; conducting negotiations for settlement agreements; and instituting civil and criminal court actions. Deriş also has a strong patent litigation and prosecution team made up of litigators and Turkish and European patent attorneys. Deriş also has a strong patent litigation and prosecution team made up of litigators and Turkish and European patent attorneys.
In addition to its thriving litigation practice, Deriş is also experienced using alternative dispute resolution before or during litigation. In this respect, the team enjoys strong connections with the WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and actively participates in arbitration and mediation training. Mr Yardımcı has been appointed as a panellist and arbitrator before WIPO for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy matters. Mr Çan has been appointed as a chartered mediator with another member of the firm before the Ministry of Justice in Turkey.
Deriş provides the full range of IP protection services such as drafting, preparing, filing and prosecuting the application of industrial property rights in Turkey directly and through its first-rate worldwide collaborators in other countries. As Turkey is a member of international conventions such as the Madrid Protocol, the Hague Agreement, the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the European Patent Convention, Deriş files and prosecutes international trademark, design and patent applications directly under these conventions.
In recognition of the value of IP assets, Deriş is structured to provide services proactively and to offer clients a complete range of legal services. Personalised collaboration with clients is key to the firm’s approach; the team believes in fostering close working relationships that result in long-term partnerships.
With this in mind, Deriş’s approach is holistic and aims to facilitate business decisions made by acting analytically and proactively to identify upfront potential sources of conflict; eliminate legal uncertainty; and understand and assess each and every detail that might affect the parameters of protection and enforcement. This helps avoid unnecessary litigation and ensure a trouble-free and uninterrupted operation.