Dr. Kaya Köklü

  • Intellectual property
  • Turkish Desk
  • Competition & distribution

Zollhof 8
40221 Düsseldorf
T: +49 211 8687-139
F: +49 211 8687-100

Dr. Kaya Köklü

  • Intellectual property
  • Turkish Desk
  • Competition & distribution

Area of Specialisation

Dr. Kaya Köklü is a lawyer and certified specialist lawyer for intellectual property rights.
He specializes in commercial law mandates, primarily in the areas of intellectual property and competition law. His clients are primarily large and medium-sized companies from Germany and abroad, which are particularly active in the digital media, automotive, consumer products and health care sectors.

In addition to advising on all questions of intellectual property and competition law, Dr. Kaya Köklü‘s main areas of practice include drafting contracts (including licenses) and asserting claims in court. He has extensive experience in the nationwide enforcement of claims in preliminary injunction proceedings, including trade fair disputes.

Best Lawyers® in cooperation with Handelsblatt lists Dr Kaya Köklü as a leading lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property in the ranking "Germany Best Lawyers 2023".

The internationally renowned ranking IAM Strategy 300 lists Dr. Kaya Köklü as one of the 300 most outstanding IP strategists worldwide in 2022 and says: ""Head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to quality, efficiency and speed", Kaya Köklü strikes just the right tone in negotiations and has successfully executed scores of complex licensing deals as a result."


  • Other Fields of Activity

    Due to his many years of scientific work as a lecturer at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Dr. Köklü is also frequently asked for expert opinions on complex legal issues.

    He is also a lecturer at the LMU Munich and the Koç University in Istanbul.

    Dr. Kaya Köklü has lectured at many national and international conferences and published numerous articles in professional journals as well as a monograph on Turkish patent law.

    Since 2010, Dr. Köklü has also been regularly appointed as arbitrator for international domain disputes at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

  • CV

    Dr. Kaya Köklü has been a lawyer at TIGGES since June 2018. Prior to that, he worked for several international law firms as well as in his own law firm. He also spent several years as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

    He was admitted to the bar in 2006 and in 2009 he was awarded the title of Certified Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property.

  • Languages

    German, English, Turkish