Our Partners

Merve Bihter Akıcı

Partner

Att. Merve Bihter AKICI provides litigation and consultancy services to domestic and foreign clients in the fields of Corporate and Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Execution and Bankruptcy Law particularly regarding exclusion and withdrawal of shareholders, company incorporations, mergers and acquisitions, customs legislation and anti-smuggling law. In the field of Execution and Bankruptcy Law, as well as giving consultancy services to the companies, she is also representing state banks.

She also works in the field of Intellectual and Industrial Property Law and she is a chartered trademark attorney before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. She is recommended by Leaders League in the field of Trademark Law in the years 2016 and 2017. Accompanied by her studies in this area, she is also a member of the Board of Auditors of AIPPI Turkey (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

Education:

– ODTÜ G.V. Özel Lisesi (Secondary eduation)
– Bilkent Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi (LL.B.)
– University of Westminister International Commercial Law (LL.M.)
– Ankara University – Faculty of Law – Commercial Law (PHDc)

Memberships:

– Ankara Bar Association ve Union of Turkish Bar Associations
– Chartered Trademark Attorney before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office
– INTA (International Trademark Association)
– AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
– ICC ( International Chamber of Commerce )

Languages:

– Turkish (native)
– English (advanced)
– Spanish (intermediate)

Melis Abacıoğlu Viskuşenko

Partner

Att. Melis ABACIOĞLU VİSKUŞENKO focuses her studies in all aspects of Intellectual and Industrial Property Law and provides litigation and consultancy services to local and foreign clients on trademarks, patents, designs, domain names, copyrights, plant breeder’s rights and unfair competition.

She is a chartered Patent and Trademark Attorney before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office since 2009. In this context, the prosecution of IP related matters as well as registrability evaluations are among her main areas of expertise. She is recommended by Leaders League in the field of Trademark Law in the years 2016 and 2017.

Accompanied by her studies in IP field, she is the secretary of AIPPI Turkey (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).

Education:

– TED Ankara College Foundation Schools (Secondary education)
– Bilkent University Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
– Başkent Üniversitesi Private Law LLM Programme (LL.M.)

Memberships:

– Ankara Bar Association and Union of Turkish Bar Associations
– Chartered Patent and Trademark Attorney before Turkish Patent and Trademark Office
– INTA (International Trademark Association)
– AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
– UNION-IP (UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)

Diller:

– Turkish (native)
– English (advanced)
– French (intermediate)
– Italian (intermediate)