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    Lawyers Selin Sinem Erciyas

    Selin Sinem Erciyas joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. She specializes in life sciences and intellectual property with a special focus on patents and utility models.

    Selin has been involved in a number of advisory and litigation matters in all fields of IP and has handled hundreds of contentious and non-contentious administrative oppositions and court actions involving intellectual property rights, particularly in relation with protection of patent rights. She regularly advises on patent infringement actions, declaration of non-infringement actions and nullity actions.

    She represents multinational pharmaceutical companies before the Ministry of Health on regulatory issues and examinations.

    Selin is the spokesperson for some NGO’s in Turkey and in Europe and represents these NGO’s before Turkish Parliament and Turkish Ministries. Delegation of the European Union to Turkey contacts with Selin every year before drafting the IP section of EU Progress Report of Turkey. Selin also advises commercial counselors of Embassy of U.S.A, British Embassy, and Embassy of Switzerland in relation with the IP Law and developments in Turkey.


    Practice Areas & Work Department

    Intellectual Property

    Patent and Utility Models

    Life Sciences


    Languages

    English

    Turkish

    German


    Memberships

    International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys Turkey (FICPI Turkey), Founder and President

    International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

    Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Standards and Patents Committee

    German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

    Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), Intellectual Property Working Commission

    Determination of Evidence in Disputes Over Pharmaceutical Patents

    The determination of evidence, one of the most important temporary legal protection measures regulated in Turkish law, is an institution that ensures the protection of evidence, which will assist in proving the matter in question. Considering that the adversarial trial process is adopted in Turkish civil procedure law, the significance of the rights holder being able to have the evidence that will help them prove themselves effectively determined is clear. However, in disputes relating to pharmaceutical patents, the determination of evidence institution is also a prerequisite in order to benefit from a preliminary injunction, which is another interim measure institution.
    Selin Sinem Erciyas

    Lack of Regulation on Plausibility Attacks in Turkish Patent Law

    The grounds for the invalidation of a patent within the scope of Turkish Industrial Property Law No. 6769 are listed as per the numerus clausus principle. The concept of plausibility – which has been the subject of numerous evaluations, especially by the EPO, and frequently debated in academic circles in recent years – has not yet found a place within the scope of any legal regulation in Turkey. Moreover, there is no consensus on the Turkish word that meets this concept as a legal term.
    Selin Sinem Erciyas

    The Danger of De Facto Abolishment of the Right to Preliminary Injunction by the Determination of Evidence in Terms of Pharmaceutical Patents

    Determination of evidence, which is one of the most important temporary legal protection measures regulated in our law, is an institution that ensures the protection of evidence that will assist the proving of the matter. Considering that the adversarial trial process is adopted in our civil procedure law, the significance of the right holder being able to have the evidence which will help them prove their rightness effectively determined, is clear. However, as will be explained below, in disputes regarding pharmaceutical patents, the determination of evidence institution is also a prerequisite for benefiting from the preliminary injunction, which is another interim measure institution.
    Selin Sinem Erciyas