Yasemin Kenaroglu

Kenaroglu - Turkey

Founding Partner

Levent Mh. Çamlık Cd. Manolyalı Sk.
3 Levent Beşiktaş


+90 212 211 7755

Top 250 Women in IP 2021

Trade mark star 2021



Practice areas:

Trade mark litigation
Trade mark prosecution

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Hospitality & leisure
Life sciences

Yasemin Kenaroglu has been working on IP-related litigation, enforcement, prosecution and counselling matters since 2003. She represents mainly foreign and multinational companies on trademarks, patents, designs, domain names and unfair competition-related issues.

She has been leading Kenaroglu IP since 2008 and managing the IP portfolios of top-tier multinational companies in the fields of fashion, automotive, cosmetics, retail chains, electronics, software, media and pharmaceuticals.

Ms Kenaroglu works in almost every aspect of IP law and she has recently led cases involving:

  • managing IP portfolios of multinational companies from different industries and handling new trademark and design filings, oppositions, appeals and renewals before the Turkish Patent Institute;
  • representing multinational companies before the civil IP courts and Court of Appeals in trademark infringement and unfair competition actions;
  • handling investigations, conducting raids and seizures for international fashion, media and automotive companies;
  • representing international retail chains, automotive, media and electronic companies in trademark and design cancellation actions;
  • representing companies from different industries in settlement negotiations and contractual work; and
  • advising international pharmaceutical companies on patent infringement and data exclusivity matters. 

She is an active member of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association and regularly writes on IP-related topics for international and local publications. Her recent articles include:

  • “Pharmaceutical trademarks: regulation, parallel imports and advertising” (World Trademark Review)
  • “A pragmatic approach to tackling counterfeiting” (World Trademark Review)
  • “A new era for advertising” (World Trademark Review)
  • “Combating trademark squatting in Turkey” (World Trademark Review)
  • “Well-known trademarks” (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Publications)

Ms Kenaroglu is registered as an attorney at law at the Istanbul Bar Association (2003) and as a trademark andpatent attorney at the Turkish Patent Institute (2005), and is involved in the Arbitrators Board at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (2012) for IP-related disputes.

Year Joined Firm: Founder - 2008

Education/Alumni: Marmara University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul (2003) Bilgi University (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, 2007)

Languages Spoken: English, Turkish

Network Memberships

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • International Federation Of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • Marques

Last updated 11th February 2018

Copyright & related rights
IP transactions
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution

Fashion & luxury goods
Financial services
Hospitality & leisure
Life sciences
Medical devices
Optics & photonics