Turkey has gained a really bad reputation since European Court of Human Rights started accepting individual applications in 1987. It is obvious that our country is bad at applying the fundamental human rights accepted in European Convention on Human Rights, an international regulation. Within this scope, protection of fundamental human rights accepted by European Convention…

It is possible for confidentiality agreements to be applied to all commercial relations. Before telling your potential business partners, 3rd party potential investors or your employees about a new original idea, product, prototype, software, invention or concept or classified information that may consist a trade secret, such as your client list, a confidentiality agreement should…

Arbitration is a method of resolving private law disputes by unbiased and objective arbiters or arbitral tribunals, rather than courts. The decisions made by arbiters or arbitral tribunals are binding like court rulings, and are enforced in the same manner. Arbitration has a history in both our country and the world. Especially in the last…

As 01.07.2012, the date of enforcement approaches, the discussions about the new Turkish Commercial Code intensify. On one hand, the new Turkish Commercial Code brings resolutions to some problems in practice and fills in some gaps, on the other hand, it brings some new terms and new regulations that wasn’t in the previous code. As many of the…

In General With globalisation, the world became smaller, and relationships, especially commerce, became more complicated / sophisticated. Commercial relations that were based on a certain or determinable sociality or generally a “personal acquaintanceship” in the traditional sense of commerce started to take place in an almost indeterminable environment and sociality (with companies anywhere in the…

As technology becomes a part of daily life, it affects the individual and social aspects of it. It often changes it in a positive way with new possibilities that is produced and provided by every day technology. These technological improvements are embraced by everyone, however, the same technology can be used with bad intentions, and…

In our previous issues we gave information about intellectual property rights and supported it with related High Court decisions. We hope we were able to inform the Refrigeration World Magazine readers about patents, industrial design rights and protections given by those rights, which we believe have a great importance in commercial life. However, we haven’t…

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Bülent KAPTAN has set up his private practice as a member of Izmir Bar Association in 1991.
He was registered as Trademark and Patent Attorney to TPE (Turkish Patent Institute, not Turkish Patent and Trademark Office) in 1999. He has attended to Patent Attorneys Professional Training Programmes given by World Intellectual Property Organization as a distant education and an 8 months programme in TPE collabration with European Patent Office.

In 2002, he participated an English Translation Training for 20 months, organized by one of the M.E.B (Ministry of Education) affiliated private education institution.

He is a member of ICC Turkish National Committee and PEM Trademark and Patent Attorneys’ Assocation.

He has been writing in “Refrigeration World”, a publication of Aegean Region Refrigeration Industry and Business Association, since 2002.

He speaks English and German.

Elif Benan YAMAN graduated from Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Law in 2017. She is currently having her Masters in Law on Private Law in Izmir University of Economics. Also, she is running the ELSA, European Law Students Association as the Local Board President of İzmir and a candidate member of JCI (Junior Chamber International) İzmir.

She participated ELSA Winter Law School in Austria at Innsbruck University on Sports Law and she is currently having courses from Kadir Has University’s Sports Law and Management Programme. She participated ELSA Summer Law School in Spain, in cooperation with Barcelona University and IELPO on International Investment and Dispute Resolutions. She also participated ELSA Winter Law School Greece, at Aristotales University on Migration Law and Refugee Issues and she received certificates for her participations.

She mainly practices on Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law, Foreigners Law and Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law.

She speaks English and German.

Ece KARAN BEKTAS has her law degree from Yasar University Faculty of Law. She mainly focuses on Trade Law, Labor Law, Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law, Administrative Law and Tax Law.

After graduation, she has participated a Training on Disputes Related to Labor Law and Amicus Curiae for Labor Law Cases, received a Certificate on that. Also, she has completed her Masters of Law in Dokuz Eylul University Social Sciences Institute on Labor and Social Security Law.

She has been working at Kaptan Law Firm since 2015.

Kadir UYANIK, graduated from Eskisehir Anadolu University Faculty of Law in 2017. He is currently having his Masters in Law in Izmir University of Economics on Private Law. He practices mainly focused on Intellectual Property Law, Trade Law, Urban Transformation Law and Construction Law. He worked as Intern Lawyer in Kaptan Law Firm and he has been working as a Lawyer since 2018.


Kübra YILDIZ, has graduated from Manisa Celal Bayar University Demirci Demirci Vocatioal School on Banking and Insurance in 2015. She has been working at our firm as Administrative Assistant since 2017.