Mr. Ömer Hızıroğlu is the lead IP counsel to BTS & Partners. He advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including contentious, non-contentious intellectual property law issues with a particular focus on international license agreements, complex collaboration agreements technology transfer matters, portfolio management and intellectual asset maximization strategies. He leads the firms IP prosecution team. He also has significant experience on structuring venture capital and private equity infrastructure. He advises several universities on technology transfer mechanisms, early stage technology management. He is closely involved with and advises Turkey’s leading technology start ups. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an active member of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) where he is a vice-president and a member of the Board of Directors.
Ömer Hızıroğlu is the author of numerous papers on intellectual property, licensing university technology transfer. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences, training events and workshops on intellectual property law and licensing. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an adjunct faculty member at Yeditepe University Faculty of law and teaches Intellectual Property and Licensing courses
BTS & Partners:
BTS & Partners was founded by Attn. Ruşen Türkekul in the 1950s under the name ‘Türkekul Law Office’. When Attn Erdem Türkekul joined the firm in the early 1990s, the focus of the practice was directed into intellectual property rights.
By the beginning of the millienium, when Attn Yasin Beceni joined the team, Türkekul Law Office had become a well-established legal practice specialising in intellectual property rights (IPR), entertainment, media, performing arts and cinema industries.
Attn Yasin Beceni spearheaded the firm’s expansion into information and communication technologies (ICT). The firm reinforced its team with the addition of Attn Tuğrul Sevim in the mid-2000s, and continued to focus its practice on technology.
In 2010, the firm went through a period of transformation. Erdem Türkekul left the firm and continued his private practice under the name of Türkekul Law Office. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim began rendering their services under the name of Beceni Türkekul Sevim Attorney Partnership (BTS & Partners).
BTS & Partners continues to cooperate with Erdem Türkekul as a cooperative partnership, in which Mr Türkekul’s expertise and experience in the field of IPR guides BTS & Partners’ practice in this field.
Having expanded its capacity with the addition of a further 12 attorneys, the highly academic and specialised staff has led BTS & Partners to become one of the market leading legal boutique services in the Turkish ICT sector.