Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish Litigation law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish Trial Attorneys are deeply committed to understanding a company’s business strategy, its industry and its regulatory environment. Our Turkish trial attorneys value this knowledge and use it as the foundation of a tactical litigation plan. We pursue litigation with a zealous, principled and pragmatic approach, always striving to align litigation strategy with our client’s goals. If skilled representation in the courtroom is the best course, we provide it. If a different route to resolution is required, we provide that.
The ultimate goal is to not just serve as an emergency asset, but a trusted business partner to help clients make common-sense decisions about their businesses.
When You Engage Akkas & Associates, You Mean Business
Bet-the-company litigation looks different to every size of organization, which means that a one-size-fits-all approach to litigation does not exist. For a large global organization, millions of Turkish Liras may be at stake; for a small, entrepreneurial company, a swipe at last year’s revenues could close doors. We are sensitive to these nuances. As skilled, experienced and creative trial lawyers, we handle business litigation of all sizes while keeping an eye on the efficiencies that keep legal services cost-effective.
We Provide Legal Solutions Proportionate to Your Needs
Teamwork, responsiveness and flexibility are not hollow buzzwords to us; they have stood as the core of our business since we opened our doors more than 25 years ago. Our lawyers are not rewarded for hoarding work. Instead, we reward excellence and collaboration. That helps us stand out from the crowd but, more importantly, helps us serve our clients with the most effective and efficient legal services possible. In fact, we have received multiple honors for our approach to client service.
Turkish IP Litigation
IP Litigation is the strength of our practice and foundation for the firm’s success. Winning an IP case is the product of experience and the execution of a skillful, balanced strategy. In IP litigation, Akkas & Associates capitalizes on its attorneys’ experience in having filed and prosecuted hundreds of trademark, patent, and copyright applications. Our teams of IP attorneys and trial lawyers have litigated all types of intellectual property matters in Turkish IP courts and the Supreme Court.
Our Turkish intellectual property lawyers also represent our clients in other IP law issues including; IP counseling, patent transactions, licensing, assignment, franchising, patent due diligence, patent infringement analysis, IP litigation including infringement, dilution cases, and counterfeiting. Our attorneys also represent our clients before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for patent, trademark, design patent law, and utility model applications, appeals and oppositions as well.
Trademark Cancellation Grounds in Turkey
Trademark cancellation law suits have several grounds. However, these cases are usually filed for reasons of prior usage or registration. Except for the reason of non-usage, the burden of proof is always on the plaintiff. The disclosure of evidence covering prior usage also becomes important before filing the lawsuit.
Turkish Patent Litigation
The partial or total invalidity of a registered IP right may be requested from the Civil IP Courts or other civil courts of the first instance where specialized courts have not yet been established. The competent court for these cases is that of the domicile of the defendant who is the owner of the registered IP right in question.
Apart from trademark conflicts, cancellation cases mostly stand on the lack of novelty in patents and designs. The disclosure and evaluation of evidence by specialized attorneys who have a technical background in related matters is the leading fact in such actions. Evidence must be very strong in order to prove that the design and/or patent do not meet the protection requirements of novelty, individual character, inventive level and industrial applicability, among others.
Turkish IP Litigation Lawyers
Akkas & Associates takes a professional yet down-to-earth approach to the practice of law. We understand that, for commercial clients, sound legal decisions must make good business sense and be in line with corporate moral philosophies. We employ this approach through every step of the litigation process, from pre-suit diligence, to pre-trial discovery and on through trial and appeals. Without sacrificing aggressive advocacy, we pride ourselves in finding a balance between asserting rights and reducing liability exposure.
We believe our positive track record and the high satisfaction of our clients speak for themselves, and we welcome the opportunity to service your litigation needs. The application of available technology to provide cost-effective litigation services to our clients is a priority at Akkas & Associates.
Reach our Turkish Trial Attorneys
Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s litigation and trial law. Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients’ complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our law firm is now one of the leading Litigation law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish Trial Attorneys through our Contact page.