Areas of Practices

Client portfolio of our IP Department ranges from national and international well-known brands to the small and medium sized enterprises, but due to our remarkable number of international clients, KENAROGLU is known as an internationally oriented IP team.

We provide full range of IP services to our clients including litigation, enforcement, prosecution, non-contentious and investigation. 

LITIGATION

Highly experienced IP team of Kenaroglu provides full litigation services in all aspects of IP to the local and international clients of the firm before the specialized Civil IP courts of first instance throughout Turkey and Court of Appeals. 

Handling ex-parte preliminary injunctions, civil infringement and unfair competition actions, determination actions, invalidation and cancellation actions and compensation actions are included within the scope of the team's litigation practice. 

ENFORCEMENT

We represent our local and international clients before specialized Criminal IP courts of first instance, Court of Appeals and Public Prosecution Offices throughout Turkey in raid actions and seizures, ex-parte preliminary injunctions, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting actions, infringement and unfair competition actions with our specialized IP enforcement team consisting attorneys at law and internal investigators. 

PROSECUTION

IP Team of Kenaroglu provides a full range of prosecution services and represent the firm's local and international clients before the TPI in any and all type of prosecution matters including but not limited to the below listed transactions; 

  • Advising on registrability of trademarks, patents, utility models and designs
  • Full availability and clearance searches
  • Monitoring
  • Drafting and filing applications
  • Filing oppositions against third parties' applications
  • Filing appeals or responses to the office actions
  • Filing defenses against third parties' oppositions
  • Renewals
  • Recordal of Assignments, Mergers and Acquisitions and Changes in business type, trade name or address of the right holder
  • Any other action available within the practice of Turkish Patent Institute.

Our IP Team provides the following services to our local clients at the international scale and co-operates with our worldwide business partners, where necessary;

  • Filing and following up international trademark applications and handling renewals, assignments and any other follow-up work at WIPO 
  • Counseling our clients in finding and co-operating with foreign law firms and IP agencies in the related country or region to obtain services mostly in below listed matters; 
    • Filing national or regional applications for registration of trademarks, patents, designs and the other related IP rights 
    • Filing responses, oppositions and appeals against office actions
    • Handling proceedings for renewals, assignments, recordal of merger or any other change at the side of applicant/registrant
    • Handling any other action available within the practice of the Office of the country or region in question

NON-CONTENTIOUS

We provide non-contentious services to our local and international clients in variety of IP matters including but not limited to the ones listed below;

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • IP Due-diligence
  • Licensing
  • Providing legal opinions on current or potential conflicts or projects 

INVESTIGATION

As one of the leading IP firms in Turkey, we have our international investigation department to handle anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting investigations, in-use investigations and company profile investigations in accordance with the needs of our clients.

Our investigation team consists of two experienced investigators mainly specialized in fields of textile, food and beverage and technology and is led by Mrs. Yasemin Kenaroglu.

We do also co-operate with independent, professional investigation firms when we need a support beyond the capability of our internal investigation team.

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