Lawyers Mehmet Nazım Aydın Deriş

    Mehmet Nazim Aydin Deriş graduated from the Geneva University Faculty of Law in June 1968. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and German, and speaks Greek.

    Since July 1971 Mr. Deriş has been a shareholder and manager of Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency AS, providing a full range of services for IP and industrial property rights. Formerly a senior partner of Deriş Attorney-At-Law Partnership, he is currently counsel for court action and transactional matters, customs seizures for unfair competition, industrial and intellectual property. He has extensive experience in litigation and prosecution in Turkey and abroad.

    Since the early 1980s, Mr. Deriş has been an active member of different commissions of the State Planning Organisation and Ministry of Trade and Industry engaged in drafting the decree laws on industrial property, preparing studies on diverse subjects to be submitted to the relevant commissions. Mr. Deriş thus participated in the preparatory work of the office commission for the new Turkish Code of Industrial Property, which has been in force since January 2017.

    Mr. Deriş was involved with the development and implementation of proprietary office helpware.

    Mr. Deriş is a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), INTA and the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group. Since 1993 he has been the author of the summary of Turkish jurisprudence published in INTA’s Annual Review. As a European patent attorney, he was a council member of the European Patent Institute between 2001 and 2007; he has been a member of the European Patent Practice Committee and is now a substitute member of the Litigation Committee.

    As a long-time independent member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), he was actively involved in establishing the AIPPI Turkish National Group in 2007, which developed into an association and now has approximately 240 members. He was the first president and served until November 2010.

    Mr. Deriş was also actively involved in establishing the FICPI Turkish National Group.

    Practice Areas & Work Department

    Intellectual Property