Practice Areas

01. Patent Law

Patent law belongs to Kaya’s focus of activities. He has long experience in licencing and enforcing patent rights. He closely works to together with distinguished patent attorneys. His clients benefit from his international network of patent experts, especially in Turkey.

  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Legal opinions
  • Border detentions
  • Trade fair disputes

02. Trademark Law

On behalf of his clients, Kaya has already applied for many German, European and International Trademark registrations. He has also enforced trademark rights in and out of legal court proceedings. Besides all traditional fields of trademark law, Kaya also advises financial institutions regarding credit securities by seizing or transferring trademark rights of debtors.
Trademark application and administration

  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Co-existing agreements
  • Legal opinions
  • Border detentions
  • Trade fair disputes

03. Copyright Law

Due to his long-standing experience as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Kaya has comprehensive experience in copyright matters. He advises various companies in establishing innovative business models, particular in the field of digital media. Additionally, Kaya has substantial experience in enforcing copyrights in court proceedings.

On behalf of the Max Planck Institute, Kaya took part in WIPO meetings of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in Geneva and was independent observer and participant at the WIPO Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities in 2013 in Marrakesh.

  • Litigation
  • Licensing and contractual drafting
  • Legal opinions
  • Border detentions
  • Trade fair disputes

04. Design Law

Kaya has long-standing experience in enforcing design rights in and out of court proceedings. His clients in this field of law include internationally well-known furniture manufacturers and innovative product suppliers. Furthermore, Kaya advises renowned automotive companies and suppliers in all legal questions related to the spare parts market.

  • Litigation
  • Legal opinions
  • Border detentions
  • Trade fair disputed

05. Unfair Competition Law

The enforcing of claims based on unfair competition law belongs to Kaya’s key focus of activities. On behalf of various national and international clients, Kaya enforces unfair competition claims in preliminary injunction proceedings as well as in proceedings on the merits. In order to avoid legal disputes in advance, Kaya provides legal risk assessments related to promotional materials.

  • Litigation
  • Legal opinions
  • Trade fair disputes

06. Franchise Law

Kaya advises franchisors and franchisees. He drafts agreements between franchisors and master franchisees as well as contracts with non-exclusive franchisees. He also assists clients in their conception and expansion of franchise models in Germany and abroad, particularly in Turkey.

  • Drafting of agreements
  • Litigation

07. Domain name disputes

As a long-standing WIPO UDRP Panelist for international domain name disputes, Kaya has extensive experience in enforcing trademark and name rights against domain name grabber. This covers UDRP proceedings as well as the enforcement of rights in ordinary court proceedings.

  • Litigation
  • UDRP proceedings

08. Start-up consulting

Kaya’s clients include innovative start-ups. He supports the business founders in protecting their intellectual property. To cover also other fields of consultation for start-ups, Kaya closely works with experts in corporate and tax law.

09. Legal opinions

Due to his many years of experience as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Kaya is often asked for legal opinions to complex subject matters. As far as foreign law is concerned (e.g. Turkish intellectual property law), Kaya often provides his legal opinions in cooperation with renowned Turkish experts.

Dr. Kaya Köklü, Rechtsanwalt © 2019
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