Özge Atılgan Karakulak is a partner since 2013 and chair of the firm’s life sciences industry and competition practices and she is co-chair of intellectual property practice. She has been working for Gün + Partners since 2005.
With the combination of Özge’s advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences industry, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products, such as registration / authorization procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct.
Özge has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry. She was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity actions in Turkey.
In addition to corporate clients, Özge serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers (ARTED) in Turkey and advises on many regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations proposed to the Turkish governmental authorities.