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Turkish Patent & Trademark Attorney Selcuk Akkas

Founder of Ata Patent Group, attorney Selcuk Akkas was born in Eregli, Konya, finished his first and secondary school education here, and after that moved to Istanbul to study law. After graduating from Istanbul University Law School, he completed a legal internship to qualify as an attorney at law in 1992.

He completed his obligatory military service as a military judge at the Military Court of Turkish Armed Forces in Ankara. Mr. Akkas started to work for Eczacibasi Ilaç Pazarlama, the largest pharmaceutical company in Turkey, in 1994. He gained experience in business law and in intellectual and industrial property rights law here.

Turkish Lawyer Selcuk Akkas

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Turkish Attorney Selcuk Akkas

He completed his obligatory military service as a military judge at the Military Court of Turkish Armed Forces in Ankara. Mr. Akkas started to work for Eczacibasi Ilaç Pazarlama, the largest pharmaceutical company in Turkey, in 1994. He gained experience in business law and in intellectual and industrial property rights law here.

He resigned in 1998 to move to the USA to improve his legal English and to study master’s degree. He lived in Houston, Texas from 1998 to 2006, studying Legal English courses and graduating a master’s degree in American and international law at Lone Star College.

In addition to the above-mentioned master’s degree, he worked as an intern at various American companies, the University of Houston, and the Karadag Law Office in Houston to gain firsthand experience in business and international law.

Mr. Akkas represents hundreds of domestic and international companies in legal matters of intellectual property law, business law, and commercial law.

Turkish Citizenship by Investment

When it comes to Turkish citizenship by investment, choosing the right legal partner is paramount. Turkish immigration lawyer Selcuk Akkas has earned a reputation for excellence in guiding individuals and families toward their dream of becoming Turkish citizens through investment.

  1. Expertise: Selcuk Akkas, the founder of our firm, is a seasoned immigration lawyer with a deep understanding of Turkish immigration laws. He has successfully assisted numerous clients in achieving Turkish citizenship through investment.
  2. Tailored Solutions: He understands that every client’s situation is unique. He takes a personalized approach, ensuring that the strategy he develops is tailored to the client’s specific needs and goals.
  3. Proven Track Record: Over the years, Mr. Akkas has facilitated the Turkish citizenship process for clients from diverse backgrounds, providing them with a seamless and efficient experience.

Business & Commercial Law

Mr. Akkas provides legal services on commercial and business law to all kinds of business entities. He provides consulting services, prepares draft investment agreements, and provides legal services for incorporation formalities to foreign investors. At the same time, he provides legal consulting services to Turkish companies for investments they would do abroad.

Company Formation Services

Mr. Akkas, brings a wealth of expertise and specialization to the realm of company formation services. With an intricate understanding of Turkish corporate laws and regulations, he has successfully assisted numerous entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors in establishing their enterprises in Turkey.

His specialized knowledge extends to various business structures, including joint-stock companies, limited liability companies, and branch offices, ensuring that each client receives tailored advice and meticulous guidance throughout the company formation process.

At Ata Patent Group, we recognize that a solid legal foundation is crucial for business success, and Selcuk’s proficiency in company formation is a testament to our commitment to delivering top-tier legal services to our clients.

Real Estate Law

Mr. Akkas is also a distinguished authority in real estate law. His proficiency extends to a comprehensive range of real estate matters, encompassing buying, selling, and leasing both residential and commercial properties.

His in-depth understanding of Turkish property regulations, market trends, and negotiation strategies empowers his clients with the knowledge and guidance needed to navigate the intricate landscape of real estate transactions.

Bankruptcy & Debt Recovery Law

Mr. Akkas coordinates the filing of all kinds of bailiff lawsuits, collection of debts, drafting of payment agreements, all types of legal transactions for foreclosure, pledge, etc., representing of debtors and creditors at meetings, lawsuits filed for postponement of bankruptcy, and following such cases, with the legal staff of this office.

Labor & Employment Law

Mr. Akkas coordinates the drafting of employment contracts, termination of such contracts, solving problems with labor unions, drafting of collective bargaining agreements, representing this office’s clients at negotiations, and all relevant legal proceedings, with the legal staff of this office.

Family Law & Divorce

Mr. Akkas provides all kinds of legal preparation and other services for matters of divorce and family law.

He coordinates the filing of marriage termination lawsuits based on prenuptial agreements or disputes, alimony lawsuits, custody lawsuits, legal proceedings against violation of custody rights, and legal proceedings against violation of visiting rights, and following such lawsuits and legal proceedings, with the legal staff of this office.

Furthermore, he supervises legal proceedings filed against defaults of alimony and following such lawsuits and legal proceedings.

Inheritance Law

Mr. Akkas provides all kinds of legal preparation and other services for matters of inheritance law and family law. He coordinates the filing of succession, inheritance, reduction of inheritance, last will and cancellation of will, all kinds of legal proceedings for inheritance and succession, filing of lawsuits to waive inheritance, other relevant lawsuits and following such lawsuits, with the legal staff of this office.

Specialization in trademarks

Mr. Akkas is one of the first lawyers who specialized in trademarks in Turkey, filing hundreds of applications for the registration of trademarks, defending his clients’ rights against objections, and following other official formalities with Turkish Patent Institute. He also defended his client’s rights on cancellation of trademarks, unfair competition, and violation of intellectual property rights.

Trademark and Patent Attorney

Mr. Akkas passed the exam given by Turkish Patent Institute (Turkish Patent and Trademark Office) on 1996 with the registration number “30” and he was among the first trademark attorneys in Turkey. Mr. Akkas has awarded an honorary award by PEM Patent & Trademark Attorneys Association on 22 October 2016 for his service over 20 years in the profession.

Mr. Akkas passed the exam which initiated by Turkish Patent Institute (Turkish Patent and Trademark Office) on 2013 and got registered to the TPTO Patent attorneys’ register with 1324 registration number. Patent & Trademark Attorney Selcuk Akkas still working as a trademark and patent attorney within the scope of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademark and Patent Expert Witness

Mr. Akkas has been a trademark and patent expert witness in various courts and executive offices in the field of Istanbul Courthouse and he has examined the files, went to discoveries, and wrote expert reports.

Trademark and Patent Mediator

Mr. Akkas passed the exams in 2014 and got registered to the Head of Department of Mediation which is within the body of the Ministry of Justice, with a registration number of 1224. Since that date, he directed various parties to mediation especially in cases of trademark and patent infringement, malicious registration, and compensation.

Education

  • Istanbul University Law School, Istanbul
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1986
  • Lone Star College, Houston, TX, USA
    A.A.S – 2005 Honors: Dean’s List, Honor’s List
  • Houston Community College, Houston, TX, USA
    ESOL – 2000 Honors: Dean’s List, Honor’s List

Bar Admission

  • Istanbul Bar, 1992

Memberships

  • International Bar Association, 2005
  • American Bar International Law Associates, 2005
  • Turkish Patent Institute, 1996
  • Corporate Tax Alliance, 2013
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