Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Burosu

Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Bürosu was established in 2008 by Yasemin Kenaroğlu who qualified as an attorney at law in 2003 and a trademark and patent attorney in 2005 and has been active in all the firm’s practice areas since 2003.

The firm’s main office is ideally located in Istanbul, with a liaison office in Ankara – home to the Turkish Patent Office – and another in Izmir – western Turkey’s commercial centre. The firm is authorised and able to handle cases in the other cities and regions of the country as well.

Kenaroğlu’s team, consisting of attorneys at law, trademark and patent attorneys and support staff, is dedicated to providing the highest-quality litigation, enforcement, prosecution and counselling services to local and international companies in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, fashion, media and entertainment, spirits, telecommunications, software, electronics, retail chains, pharmaceuticals and textile.

The team is widely known for its success in managing large-scale trademark portfolios before the Turkish Patent Office and for its achievements in litigation and enforcement cases before the Turkish civil and criminal IP courts.

Running its own investigation department is another asset helping the team to provide full support to the clients in all areas of intellectual and industrial property rights.

In addition to the services that Kenaroğlu provides to its clients before the judicial and administrative authorities in Turkey, the firm also actively handles the trademark portfolios of local and international clients in the Middle East and Africa through its local partners in the region.

As a boutique law firm consisting of 15+ professionals practising IP law exclusively, Kenaroğlu’s depth of experience in the field creates a compelling value proposition for its demanding clients and their complex legal needs, and uniquely enables the team to provide constructive practical advice and creative solutions on a wide range of legal matters in the most responsive, competent, efficient and effective manner.

Kenaroğlu is an active member of INTA, MARQUES, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys – among other associations. It is highly recommended by The Legal 500, Managing IP, IAM 1000 and WTR 1000 as one of the top-tier IP firms in Turkey.

“Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Bürosu excels in both prosecution and enforcement.” One client comments, “we have never worked with a firm that is as responsive or a firm that provides such clear and detailed advice”. Praise continues to flow in from more associates: “Kenaroğlu is highly recommended for complex instructions – the success rate is great.” “The practitioners are highly cooperative. They see a case for what it is and are great at getting amicable settlements.” The past year has seen the outfit sign on new clients from the fashion industry as its anti-counterfeiting offering continues to grow. “Yasemin Kenaroğlu is the first choice for trademark counsel in Turkey. She is proactive and provides effective ideas and strategies to achieve an optimum solution. Yasemin is customer oriented and is always ready to go the distance.” WTR 1000, 2020

“Impressive across the board”, nifty IP boutique Kenaroğlu Avukatlık Bürosu is single minded in its pursuit of excellence but never fails to offer a personal touch. It enforces marks with poise and faces counterfeiters head on, all while keeping a watchful eye over large-scale portfolios. “Its communication is clear and detailed and it is one of the most responsive firms out there.” Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the compact outfit continues to build on its impressive roster of clients and represents some of the most highly esteemed players in the fashion industry. Yasemin Kenaroğlu leaves foreign associates “in awe of her trademark savvy, she is a fantastic and intelligent IP lawyer with a super-friendly approach.” The firm founder also shares her wisdom on the non-contentious front and puts in place cast-iron protection schemes. The quality of their work is simply outstanding.” WTR 1000, 2019

Contact details

Kenaroğlu Avukatlik Burosu
Levent Mahallesi
Camlik Cd Manolyali Sk 3
Istanbul 34330

Professional contacts

Sample client list

  • Avon
  • Bacardi
  • Brown Forman
  • Crocs
  • Diageo
  • Discovery Channel
  • Dsquared2
  • Essity
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Inditex
  • Lenzing
  • MediaMarkt
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Prada
  • Schindler
  • Toshiba
  • Turkish Telekom
  • Volvo