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Moroğlu Arseven supports clients with all aspects of R&D, licensing and technology transactions, allowing our clients to focus their energy and resources on innovation and commercialising their efforts. Our clients are involved in developing new products, as well as working to discover and improve processes and services. These ground-breaking efforts often require similarly innovative legal structures and strategies, where Moroğlu Arseven provides strategic guidance to create, acquire, use, license and exploit their R&D or technology investment.

Our clients represent a variety of viewpoints, including contract research organisations, universities, financiers, and commercial entities of all sizes, from small start-ups through to multinational corporations. Their activities are often cross-border and cover a range of industries, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, healthcare, life sciences, biotechnology and information technologies.

We know there is no single path to commercialising R&D efforts. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to understand and strategically plan all technology transfer considerations and know-how issues which arise throughout the complicated process of commercialising their investments. Factors include financing, health and safety, privacy, licensing, assignment, manufacturing, distribution, intellectual property protection, regulatory requirements (such as information disclosure), royalties, marketing, as well as consumer and import/export regulations, among others.

The firm’s strong intellectual property team regularly collaborates with other practice areas to ensure clients establish systems to protect their assets during R&D or licensing stages. Similarly, we pay close attention to employment matters in this context, to develop robust confidentiality agreements and other restrictive covenants which protect our client’s investments.

The Turkish government offers tax incentives and exemptions for R&D work focused on regional and sector-specific activities. We regularly support clients to understand and benefit from these incentives.

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