History - Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency A.Ş.
Celal Derviş Deriş opened his general practice law office in Istanbul in 1912. Becoming more active within IP field over the years, Etem Derviş Deriş established Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency in 1959 to provide a full range of agency and representation services for Industrial Property.
It was three generations ago when Celal Derviş Deriş opened his general practice law office in Istanbul in 1912. The office principally operated in trade related matters, including trademarks. However, over the years the office became more active within the IP field and played a leading role in the development of IP in Turkey. Celal’s son, Etem Dervis Deriş, who specialized in unfair competition and industrial property fields, further expanded the practice after World War II. While the law office continued to provide all legal services including litigation and contractual matters, Mr. Etem Dervis Deriş established Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency in 1959 to provide a full range of agency and representation services for Industrial Property.
Etem’s son, M.N.Aydın Deriş graduated from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law in June 1968 and joined the firm in July 1971.He served as legal counsel for foreign and Turkish clients on matters involving litigations and court proceedings.He also provided legal counsel on matters involving the establishment, licensing and follow - up of industrial / intellectual property rights in Turkey and abroad.Since the early 1980’s, he has been an active member of many commissions engaged in the preparation of the legislation for patents, trademarks, designs and geographical indications in force since 27 June 1995.He has also worked on the establishment of new bodies to improve the IP field in Turkey, such as the AIPPI National Group.
Deriş has evolved from a small practice of five employees and two lawyers into a firm of eighty-four. Our staff includes twenty-one attorneys-at-law, twenty-seven registered trademark patent agents among which eight are European Patent Attorneys. N. Serra Coral and Kerim Yardımcı, the niece and nephew of M.N. Aydın Deriş continue the family tradition of commitment to IP into a fourth generation. N. Serra Coral graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva, joined the firm in 1994 and has been active in trademarks, patents, opposition and litigation matters. Kerim Yardımcı, joined the firm in 2002, having graduated with a double major in Business Administration and Law from the University of Geneva. As our staff grows, we maintain a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration, both in regard to our internal operations and in fostering client relationships.