Programs and Events
INTA Pre-Annual Meeting Roundtable and Reception


You are cordially invited to attend INTA’s Pre-Annual Meeting Roundtable and Reception in Istanbul. 

INTA’s Pre-Annual Meeting Reception is planned exclusively for you and your colleagues to learn more about the 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Bring a friend, co-worker, or prospective member to learn about this meeting and all the benefits INTA offers. We hope to see you there!

Cancellation actions against Turkish Patent Institute decisions – A Glance at the Practice

Friday, March 30

3:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by a cocktail reception.

Ms. Işıl Sırakaya

Mr. Uğur Aktekin-Mehmet Gün & Partners; Mrs. Zeynep Seda Alhas-Mehmet Gün & Partners

Mehmet Gün & Partners
Kore Şehitleri Cad. 17
Zincirlikuyu 34394 Istanbul

The decisions of Turkish Patent Institute (TPI) are subject to cancellation actions filed before the specialized Civil IP Courts of Ankara, where the TPI resides in. The specialized IP courts have developed a strong and settled practice and contributed to the formation of precedents by the Court of Appeals with their comprehensive and well reasoned decisions since their foundation for almost a decade.  This roundtable aims to bring together professionals, both trademark attorneys and attorneys at law, who will discuss the procedural and substantive issues in implementation of the laws by the courts while litigating actions regarding cancellation of TPI decisions. The guest speaker Ms. Işıl Sırakaya has a vast experience in relation to these actions since she served as a Judge at the Ankara Civil IP Courts in the past and has been appearing before the same courts as an Attorney at Law for the last four years following her retirement.

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Why you should attend:

  • Exchange valuable learning experiences and success stories about the Annual Meeting.
  • Network and meet new professionals with a common interest in trademark law.
  • Mingle with friends and peers over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
  • Enter a raffle to win a free Annual Meeting or Table Topic registration.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by Friday, March 23.

About the Annual Meeting

INTA's 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. takes place May 5–9, and is the trademark community’s premier event for networking, continuing legal education, and committee and client meetings, and is attended by more than 9,000 intellectual property professionals from 140 countries. Learn more at