Zehra Betul Ayranci ’15

Contact: betul.ayranci@berkeley.edu

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/betulayranci/

Thesis Advisor: Molly Van Houweling

Thesis Topic: Comparative Study on Image Rights of Athletes in the United States and the European Union

Research Interests: Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Sports Law, Comparative Law, Entertainment Industry


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS QUO, a chapter of the anthology, edited by professors Steven Jamar and Lateef Mtima, forthcoming by Cambridge University Press, in 2020.

MEDIA LAW IN TURKEY, MONOGRAPH, TURKEY CHAPTER, INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIAE OF LAWS, WOLTERS KLUWER. Manuscript submitted for publication, under editor review by professors Frank Hendrickx, Peggy Valcke and Eva Lievens of KU Leuven, forthcoming by Wolters Kluwer, in 2020.

“Panama Papers & Duty of Confidentiality”, session report, Legal Ethics section of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) at the IBA’s annual conference, October 2017, Sydney, Australia.

“Ethical Concerns Related to Alternative Litigation Financing Companies”, International Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee and the Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee Joint Newsletter, October 2017.

“Right of Publicity of Athletes in the U.S. & Europe”, American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Journal, Volume 33, Issue 4, Summer 2017.

“Use of Drones in Sports Broadcasting”, American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Journal, Volume 34, Issue 1, Spring 2017.

“Digital Death: What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?”, won the global award of the IP, Communications & Technology Law section of the International Bar Association, Washington DC, September 2016.

In-House Interviews, featured as the first Turkish in-house counsel, Getting The Deal Through, by invitation, November 2016. Available at <https://gettingthedealthrough.com/inhouse/interviews/5344/zehra-betul-ayranci>

“O’Bannon: The Game has Changed” peer-reviewed blog post, Berkeley Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, January 14, 2015, available at http://bjesl.net/obannon-the-game-has-changed/

“Arbitrating IP Disputes in Turkey”, Book Chapter, Kluwer Arbitration, December 2014 (published under the law firm’s partner attorneys’ names)

“The New Communiqué Regarding the Warning Signs to Be Put on the Packages of Alcoholic Beverages”, (Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Newsletter: GALA Gazette), September 2013, Volume VIII, Issue IV

“The New Draft Bill on Consumer Protection Law and Its Reflections on Advertisements”, (Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance Newsletter: GALA Gazette), December 2012, Volume VII, Issue V

“The Protection Provided to Well-Known Trademarks” (in Turkish) successfully presented before Istanbul Bar Association to fulfill the dissertation requirement to be admitted as attorney, June 2012, (not published)


LL.M., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (2015)
LL.B., Bilkent University Faculty of Law (2011)