Elif Türkan Dinçer  
  Senior Associate  

Elif is an experienced intellectual property lawyer, who represents clients in trademark, patent, designs, copyright and unfair competition disputes before Turkish courts. She advises a broad range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property issues which include consumer law, advertisement law, contracts law, competition law and regulatory issues with regard to pharmaceuticals and food, plant varieties, privacy, and data protection. Elif is a trademark and patent attorney and a certified mediator in Turkey.

Experience / Highlights

  • Represented an industry-leading mining company in obtaining the first employee invention dispute decision before the Turkish courts
  • Handled anti-counterfeiting programs for industry-leading luxury brands
  • Handled anti-genericness program for a well-known building insulation company


  • Privacy and Data Protection  -Mondaq, International Law Office, 2016
  • Copyrights 2009 -Getting the Deal Through, 2009
  • ESA : European Seed Association Questionnaire 2016 -euroseeds.com, 2016 

University of Ankara, Faculty of Law, LL.B.


Admissions and Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association since 2007 
  • Ankara Bar Association 1998-2007
  • Trademark and Patent Attorney
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Turkish National Group of AIPPI
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)
  • International Mediation Association



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