Internet Law

ELIG Gürkaynak is one of the few independent Turkish law firms with a solid background and recognized practice of Internet law. We represent the world’s leading internet companies.

Our Internet law practice provides advice in a range of areas including:

  • Regulatory Counseling: ELIG Gürkaynak provides regulatory counseling and risk assessment services to leading Internet Service Providers, social networks, hosting providers and pay-per-click advertising service providers for compliance issues that arise from the relevant legislation. We offer a range of legal counseling services providing in-depth and comparative analysis of current and upcoming legislation, innovative legal solutions and intuitively notify our clients when a potential legislative effort may have an impact on their business.

  • Notice and Takedown or Judiciary Decision Enforcement Assistance: We provide legal assistance and comprehensive Turkish law analysis, along with review, evaluation and consistent policy oriented advice on a vast range of enforcement issues including takedown, removal and access ban requests from the courts and administrative bodies.

  • Internet Related Litigation: ELIG Gürkaynak has unequalled experience and an excellent reputation in terms of Internet related litigation. We represent clients in a range of Internet related disputes, particularly user generated content hosts, online games providers and pay-per-click advertising services providers. Our vast experience in handling disputes related to the Law on Regulation of Broadcasts via Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts (the “Law No.5651”) and secondary legislation offers our clients confidence and stability within their business.

  • Domain Name Disputes: ELIG Gürkaynak offers legal assistance to its clients in domain name disputes and particularly advice on cybersquatting related matters. We represent clients before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center and have solid experience and an extensive background in handling domain name disputes, particularly domain names with the '.tr' extension.

  • Website Agreements: We deliver hands-on legal solutions for our clients’ website related agreements, including terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, membership agreements and end-user agreements. ELIG Gürkaynak’s tailored legal assistance reflects its in-depth understanding of its clients’ goals, strategies and business models. Our highly qualified and skilled team, with top tier experience in Turkish law, guides clients through potential compliance issues without hampering their business success.

  • Intellectual Property on the Internet: ELIG Gürkaynak provides legal advice in trademark and copyright infringement related disputes that arise from online content. We deliver swift and accurate legal advice where a dispute may require immediate action to ensure that our clients’ intellectual property rights remain damage free.