Baris ATALAY, MA, BSc, EPA, TPA, Director General

Université Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)-Patent Litigation in Europe
Maastricht University-European Studies Science Technology (ESST)
Istanbul Technical University-Electrical Engineering
Lycée de Galatasaray

Baris ATALAY has a BSci degree in electrical engineering from Technical University of Istanbul. He also holds an MA degree in European Studies of Society, Science and Technology (ESST) from Maastricht University. 

He is a member of the statutory Program Committee in AIPPI and AIPPI Turkey Board, a member of FICPI and a member of the EPI Council. He is an active EPI and CEIPI tutor.

He has authored several books and articles. He speaks fluent English, French and intermediate German.

He is one of the first EQE-qualified European Patent Attorneys in Turkey under Art. 134(2)(c) EPC, after accession of Turkey to the European Patent Convention in 2000. He is currently one of the very few professionals in Turkey as a qualified EPA. He has completed the programme for obtaining the European Patent Litigation Certificate and is therefore entitled to act before the Unified Patent Court, when it becomes operational.

Meltem KINACI, Head of Trademarks, Designs & Domain Names 
Partner, Attorney at Law, Trademark Attorney

Meltem is one of the leading trademark professionals in Turkey and has extensive experience over many years in the field of Turkish trademark law. She also manages foreign trademark filings and represents filings of foreign clients. She provides enforcement, prosecution, counseling and litigation services to local and international companies in a wide variety of businesses, including media and entertainment, electronics, textile, automotive, publishing, energy and construction.

Turgay ULUSOY, BSc, Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Ozyegin University-Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Turgay is graduated from Ozyegin University, department of electrical and electronics engineering as an honor student. He is actively involved in drafting of patent applications in the fields of electrical circuits, power converters and electriical household appliances. He speaks fluent English. He is a member of the music band Lopenstraat.

Hazal IPEK MSc, Chemistry & Biotechnology

Bogazici University-Chemical Engineering (Bsc.)
Bogazici University-Chemistry (MSc.)
Robert College

Hazal Ipek studied chemical engineering in Bogazici University, Istanbul and also has a MSc degree in chemistry from the same University. She is a graduate of Robert College, Istanbul. She analyzed polymers, nanomaterials, supramolecular chemistry and drug delivery systems during her master studies. She speaks fluent English.

Tuna ÇALOĞLU, BSc, Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Ozyegin University-Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Tuna earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from Ozyegin University. His technical areas of interest include artificial neural networks, unsupervised learning, control systems and image processing. He speaks fluent English.

Hande KARAKOSE, Phd, (Of counsel)

Jacobs University, Bremen
Fields of Practice: Chemistry, Nanomolecular Science, Biotechnology

Hande Karakose holds a PhD degree in Chemistry from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany. Her final project was called "New Drugs for Bad Bugs", a project on antibiotic resistance. The projects she was involved include:

  • Chemical Profiling of Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni,
  • Identification and profiling of all primary and secondary metabolites of stevia using HPLC-MS, nano-LC, MALDI-TOF-MS and GC-MS,
  • Method development for analysis and quantification of selected compounds and the affect of the growth conditions to the metabolite profile,
  • Extraction of secondary metabolites,
  • Proteomics of stevia by MALDI-TOF-MS,
  • Lipid and volatile terpene profiling by GC-MS,
  • Statistical analysis (e.g. PCA, ANOVA) of the dataset obtained by LC-M.

Bahar GULGUNER, Administration

Marmara University

Administrative tasks, monitoring of official communications, processing of client reports/communications.