• The Importance of Due Diligence Agreements

    Emir Aksoy LL.M, LL.M. IP On a broader sense Due Diligence means the assessment of a company by a prospective buyer through an investigation and analysis of a target company. In this Article our aim is to provide an overview on how to draft a due diligence report (hereinafter referred as “DD”) and with a

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  • END OF THE FREE INTERNET OR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE EU DIGITAL COPYRIGHT REGIME

    Emir Aksoy LL.M, LL.M. IP The European Parliament’s decision to approve the new EU Copyright Directive on 26 March 2019 saw huge protests and demonstrations against this directive. The main focus of these protests was Article 17, the so called “Upload Filter”, which aims to force tech giants like Google, YouTube, Facebook etc. to change

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  • WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR FOREIGNERS IN TURKEY

    Ali Yurtsever  I. OVERVIEW Turkey has a rather strict policy regarding foreign employment where the application procedures are tied to numerous criteria. It should be noted that the regulations regarding the work permit applications are quite complex and although the main regulation regarding work permits is the International Labor Law No. 6735 (the Law), most

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  • PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN TURKEY
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    Biometric Data Usage for Security and Shift Checks of Employees and in the Medical Sector Ali Yurtsever    I. OVERVIEW Personal data protection was a controversial topic in Turkey for many years, mainly due to the European Union ascension procedures. Although Turkey signed and is therefore a party to the European Union Treaty No. 108

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  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING RAIDS UNDER TURKISH LAW

    Emir Aksoy LL.M., LL.M. IP Turkey is a member to the WIPO and is a signatory to the major Intellectual Property related Agreements including Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Berne Convention, Trademark Law Treaty Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and as well as TRIPS Agreement. Until January 10, 2017,

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  • THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS

    Emir Aksoy LL.M., LL.M. IP Confidentiality Agreements or also known as Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are often used between companies in order to protect their confidential information, developed technology, know-how and/or trade secrets that might be given to the receiving party during their interaction. The general industry practice is to keep these NDA’s as short as

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  • INTERNET BANS IN TURKEY

    Banning/Blocking Access to Certain Websites Ali Yurtsever    I. OVERVIEW Turkey’s first foray into the Internet was back in 1993, which is when the country was first included within the global network which we now call the internet. The first years saw very limited adoption and usage due to the poor infrastructure of the country

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  • ACQUISITION OF TURKISH CITIZENSHIP VIA INVESTMENT

    Citizenship Applications Based on Real-Estate Investments Ali Yurtsever    I. OVERVIEW Until the recent framework changes, Turkey had a very strict policy when it came to granting citizenships to foreigner, and especially did not grant citizenships based on any kind of investment. The reasons for such strict policy vary, although it is widely accepted that

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  • OLAĞANÜSTÜ ZAMANAŞIMI İLE TAŞINMAZ MÜLKİYETİNİN KAZANILMASI

    Av. Ali Yurtsever        I. GENEL DEĞERLENDİRME Günümüzde taşınmaz mülkiyetine ilişkin en çok karşılaşılan sorunlardan biri miras yoluyla kazanılan taşınmazların yeni maliklerce bilinmemesi/tespit edilememesi, tapu kaydına yeni malikin kaydedilmesi veya söz konusu taşınmazların maliklerce tamamen unutulmuş olması ve bu taşınmazların üçüncü kişiler tarafından izinli veya izinsiz olarak uzun yıllar boyunca kullanılması ve değerlendirilmesi

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  • ANTİ-DAMPİNG ÖNLEMLERİ BAŞVURU PROSEDÜRÜ

    Genel Değerlendirme  Türkiye Dünya Ticaret Örgütüne üye ülke olarak, yerel Pazar ve endüstrilerini haksız rekabete ve dolayısıyla yerli üreticileri zarara uğratabilecek olan yabancı ihracatçıların “haksız” ticaret uygulamalarına karşı korumaları için gerekli önlemleri alma imkanı tanımaktadır. Dampingli ihracat, söz konusu haksız ticaret uygulamalarından biri olup, dampingli ihracatlara karşı ticaret politikası savunma aracı olarak yerel üreticilere anti-damping

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