Consultant / Lawyer
Honorable (Retired) Member of the 11th Commercial Chamber of the Turkish Supreme Court
Levent Yavuz has been graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1978. He started his career as a Candidate Judge in 1979 and worked, in the following order, as Judge in various cities of the country and Rapporteur Judge in the Supreme Court between 1987 and 1995.
Between 2002 and 2003, he participated in an international training programme within the framework of "Effective Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Turkey and Establishment of Special Courts Project”, organised by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey and the European Commission. Within the scope of this project, he received training at leading institutes and universities in the field of intellectual property, including Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London; Eidgenössische Technische Hohschule, Zürich; Magister Lucentinus, University of Alicante; Politecnico di Milano, University of Milano; European Patent Office; and the German Federal Patent Court, Munich.
In 2003, he was appointed as Judge to the Civil Court of Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights, Ankara and then he was elected as a Member of the 11th Commercial Chamber of the Turkish Supreme Court where he worked as member and vice president between 2005 and 2019.
After completing his career as a Member of Supreme Court, he has been working on academic and professional aspects of IP Law / IP disputes and commercial law as legal advisor and lecturer.
Levent Yavuz has several essays, papers and presentations in the fields of IP Law, Enviromental Law, Law of Real Property, Cultural and Naturel Assets Law, and Consumer Protection Law. He is the co-author of the Commentary named “Interpretation of Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works” in volumes I & II and "Industrial Property Law”.
He participated in numerous conferences, seminars and meetings especially on IP Law in Turkey and abroad as speaker and chairperson.
He is a native Turkish speaker and fluent in English.