Rankings

Reflecting our specialization and experience in the IP practice, Kenaroglu Law Office is recommended by international corporations and institutions, such as WTR 1000 and Managing IP, as one of the most recommendable IP firms in Turkey.

Legal 500 EMEA/ 2018

KENAROGLU IP
Intellectual Property – Tier 4

"Kenaroglu Intellectual Property is particularly active in trade mark prosecution, enforcement and litigation, and is recommended for its ability to ‘navigate complex disputes and infringements successfully'. The team is led by Yasemin Kenaroğlu, who is experienced in anti-counterfeiting and oppositions to trade mark applications."

IAM PATENT 1000 / 2018

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Litigation and Transactions -Silver Tier
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Litigation and Transactions -Silver Tier

"Kenaroğlu Intellectual Property is an outstanding, well-respected firm offering 360-degree protection and privileged client-service. Among the best in Turkey for litigation, it delivers eximious service at both the local and international levels. In any given instruction, the extraordinary outfit devotes extensive time and effort to securing victory." "Ingraining the importance of rights protection in the team's approach, Yasemin Kenaroğlu is an incredible lawyer. She considers every approach, exhibiting a wisdom that belies her years." Peers single her out for "her immediate responsiveness and prompt assistance, whatever time of day you contact her". A favourite among foreign associates, Kenaroğlu skilfully handles a significant volume of work for German operations which appreciate her reliability, precision and professionalism.

IAM PATENT 1000 / 2017

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Litigation and Transactions -Silver Tier

​Widely celebrated for its trademark offering, IAM Patent 1000 debutant Kenaroğlu is now making a splash with its burgeoning patent practice. With rounded contentious skill sets, the firm's elite lawyers are formidable in must-win court battles, especially on behalf of global generic drug companies; they have cutting-edge knowledge of developments in IP law and pharmaceuticals regulations. The dynamic, dedicated and determined squad is led by Yasemin Kenaroğlu, who is "responsive and takes a made-to-measure approach to each instruction. She is experienced, cool under pressure and a great communicator; she can be recommended without hesitation".
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Litigation and Transactions -Silver Tier

World Trademark Review 1000 / 2018

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Prosecution & Strategy – Recommended
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Prosecution & Strategy – Gold Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Gold Tier

​Yasemin Aktas Dag (Recommended Individual)
Enforcement & Litigation - Bronze Tier

Vibrant IP shop Kenaroğlu Intellectual Property combines laser-focused expertise with flexible, personalised service. "It has excellent proactive lawyers who do not just report and summarise the facts, but provide practical and detailed advice. They are very thorough, familiar with latest case law and bring forward arguments in a very structured way. Clients are in safe hands with them." Despite being a compact firm, it manages heavyweight portfolios with ease and represents some of the world's most famous fashion houses. The firm also punches above its weight in contentious circumstances: according to one client, it is "exceptional in litigating against, and negotiating with, infringers – we've had more success with Kenaroğlu than with any other practice in Turkey". Founding partner Yasemin Kenaroğlu continues to build on her fantastic reputation. One patron describes her as "absolutely excellent, she studies each case in detail and finds creative ways of solving problems, bearing in mind the particularities of your brand and your commercial needs. Her team is very easy to work with too." She is flanked by rising star Yasemin Aktaş Dağ, co-head of the litigation group, who acquits has a strong track record in administrative and judicial spats.

World Trademark Review 1000 / 2017

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Prosecution & Strategy – Recommended
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Prosecution & Strategy – Gold Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

A young, dynamic firm undertaking cutting-edge trademark work", Kenaroğlu is one of Turkey's premier IP outfits, but also has a solid take on commercial law. Best renowned for its contentious prowess, it is also building a name for itself in prosecution and brand management. In the opinion of one foreign associate, it is "one of the very best in Turkey. Unlike some others in the jurisdiction, it has top-quality practitioners who are reliable and have an intimate knowledge of case law. It provides excellent advice; it does not simply summarise facts, but provides clear, practical guidance". Spearheading the team is founding partner Yasemin Kenaroğlu, an "absolute professional who is extremely responsive and always has the client's objectives at the front of her mind. Fast and thorough, she will not let you down". Kenaroğlu supplements her extensive IP know-how with an in-depth understanding of media and IT law.

World Trademark Review 1000 / 2016

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Prosecution & Strategy – Silver Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Prosecution & Strategy – Gold Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

Dynamic prosecution and enforcement ensemble Kenaroğlu Intellectual Property is "truly great".  Proving the adage that success breeds success, its inimitable track record continues to draw in top-tier  clients. It has lately been busy launching oppositions against scores of applications for a large  European retailer and vigorously defending the interests of patrons overseas. The driving force behind  the firm's increasing dominance of the market is the amiable Yasemin Kenaroğlu. An ambitious and  pioneering advocate, she is "really determined to flourish in the profession; it would be impossible to  find anyone who wasn't supremely impressed with what she has achieved so far".

World Trademark Review 1000 / 2015

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Prosecution & Strategy – Silver Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Prosecution & Strategy – Gold Tier
Enforcement & Litigation - Silver Tier

"Kenaroglu Intellectual Property is the best Turkish IP firm," reports one German heavyweight. "Its lawyers don't just report and summarise facts; they provide advice that you can really put to use. They draft contracts precisely and are successful when negotiating IP agreement terms. They respond quickly, their fees are reasonable and you can trust them with all your legal affairs." Brand owner feedback is equally positive: "They go into great detail in their analyses, but their first aim is always the swift resolution of your problems - they are always conscious of deadlines and highly organised on file management." "Enthusiastic, extremely dedicated, 100% reliable, smart, fast and easy-going", Yasemin Kenaroglu is without question the most popular lawyer in the land. "She gives matters her personal attention and is available at all times to discuss things as and when they arise. She keeps your company's philosophy in mind and builds really coherent IP strategies." As well as being recognised on the litigation table, she moves into the gold tier for prosecution and strategy this year - one of, if not the, youngest gold-rated lawyers in the WTR 1000.

World Trademark Review 1000 / 2014

"Kenaroglu Intellectual Property has shot to prominence since it opened its doors in April 2013. This can be attributed its refreshingly modern attitude, as exemplified by name partner Yasemin Kenaroğlu. "She is responsive, creative and a joy to work with. The turnover is swift and her advice is always useful and practical. She has a good network and can easily adapt to clients' needs. A true asset to the IP community - she comes highly recommended."

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2017 - Trademark & Copyright Rankings

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Trade Mark Contentious – Tier 2
Trade Mark Prosecution – Other Notable Firms

Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Trade Mark Contentious – Tier 2
Patent Contentious – Tier 2
Trade Mark Prosecution – Tier 4

Founded in 2008 and formerly known as Suluk & Kenaroglu IP, Kenaroglu is a boutique law firm with extended services in business law. Yasemin Kenaroglu oversees all IP activity at the firm, thanks to more than 20 years of experience in IP. The firm is staffed by patent and trade mark specialists, as well as lawyers with expertise in media, entertainment, labour and social security law.

The firm handles contentious trade mark and copyright matters for companies in a range of industries including fashion, food and beverages and computer software. One client offers praise for the firm: "Their analyses are always done in detail, taking all variables and alternatives into account as their first aim is always to solve the problem for your company. They are always aware of deadlines and organised in file management".

Clients describe Yasemin Kenaroglu as "a very precise expert in all IP Turkey matters who gives a personalised attention as well as excellent professional care." One says: "She is always available to discuss any matter on the phone and she bears in mind our company philosophy when giving an advice on a file, trying always to provide us with the best solution in view of the Turkish legal practice and our interests.

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2017 - Patent Rankings

Kenaroglu is an IP boutique based in Istanbul, with offices in Ankara and Izmir. The firm is led by Yasemin Kenaroglu, who works alongside a team of attorneys with expertise in IP as well as several other legal disciplines. Subject specialisms at the firm include life sciences, media, entertainment and IT

Lawyers at Kenaroglu are particularly experienced in preparations for patent litigation and oppositions. One client credits the firm as being of "top quality, top efficiency with reasonable costs and considerate of our special needs". The client adds: "Ms Kenaroglu has been working with our firm for several years." In patent litigation, she is recognised as an "extremely tough woman".

Managing IP Global Awards / 2016

Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year - Shortlist for Turkey

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2016 - Trademark & Copyright Rankings

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Trade Mark Contentious – Tier 2
Patent Contentious – Tier 2
Trade Mark Prosecution – Tier 4
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Trademark Star

Former IP boutique Kenaroglu Intellectual Property l Corporate l Litigation has rebranded its name to  become a business-oriented law firm this past year, even though intellectual property is still its core  practice. Established in 2013, it owes its rapid growth to the "very enthusiastic" Yasemin Kenaroglu  and now two other equity partners. It is "a reliable firm in Turkey with big experience and knowledge in  all IP fields. They are enthusiastic about their job and always offer a practical and different approach to  find a solution. They respond prompt to our queries and are always available to discuss every case",  remarks a client. He adds: "Yasemin [Kenaroglu] offers practical and realistic solutions to deal with  every problem."

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2016 - Patent Rankings

Kenaroglu is an IP boutique based in İstanbul, with offices in Ankara and İzmir. The firm is led by Yasemin Kenaroglu, who Works alongside a team of attorneys with expertise in IP as well as several other legal disciplines. Subject specialisms at the firm include life sciences, media, entertainment and IT.

Lawyers at Kenaroglu are particularly experienced in preparations for patent litigation and oppositions. One client credits the firm as being of "top quality, top efficiency with reasonable costs and considerate of our special needs". The client adds: "Ms Kenaroglu has been working with our firm for several years." In patent litigation, she is recognised as an "extremely tough woman".

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2015 - Trademark & Copyright Rankings

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Trade Mark / Copyright Contentious – Tier 2
Trade Mark Prosecution – Tier 4
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Trademark Star

IP Boutique Kenaroglu Intellectual Property has rebranded its name to become a business oriented law firm past this year, even though intellectual property is still its core practice. It owes its rapid growth to the "very enthusiastic" Yasemin Kenaroglu and now two other equity partners. It is a reliable firm in Turkey with big experience and knowledge in all IP fields. They are enthusiastic about their job and always offer a practical and different approach to find a solution. They respond prompt to our queries and are always available to discuss every case. He adds "Yasemin Kenaroglu offers practical and realistic solutions to deal with every problem.

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2015 - Patent Rankings

Established as an IP boutique, now Kenaroglu Intellectual Property | Corporate | Litigation has expanded its practice areas. Partner Soner Kenaroglu has joined the firm bringing experience in litigation, M&A and corporate law. In the patent field, the firm features in tier 2 in the contentious ranking. It comprises a team of nine, including lawyers and trade mark and patent attorneys, working out of its Istanbul office.

Recent matters include representing a company in the dental implant sector in a pending patent infringement and unfair competition action initiated by a competitor. The firm has also assisted Turkish company Gap Güneydogu Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret in filing two European applications for inventions regarding the textile business.

Founding partner Yasemin Kenaroglu is considered "a very good lawyer" by many peers, although her practice mainly focuses in the trade mark field.

Managing IP Global Awards / 2014

Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year - Shortlist for Turkey

Managing IP - IP STARS / 2014

KENAROGLU IP (Recommended Firm)
Trade Mark / Copyright Contentious – Tier 2
Trade Mark Prosecution – Tier 4
 
Yasemin Kenaroğlu (Recommended Individual)
Trademark Star

"Since the formation of Kenaroglu Intellectual Property in April 2013 after the division of Suluk & Kenaroglu Law Office, Yasemin Kenaroglu has quickly and successfully re-established herself. She has been "achieving significant results" observes one impressed peer. This can be attributed to her proven expertise and engaging manner. "She is absolutely lovely to work with" according to one client. Kenaroglu and follow partners Elif Yücel and Yasemin Aktas work on trademark litigation and prosecution matters nationally as well as internationally through an extensive network of foreign firms that she has maintained from her previous practice. One partner in this international network notes that Kenaroglu is "very competent, she is tough and working in Turkey is not very easy and yet she excels". Clients invariably praise her expertise and professional style. "She has always clear ideas on what is going on, and gives excellent advice" noted one while another hopes that their "successful collaboration will continue for many more years to come", says one"

Finance Monthly Global Awards / 2016

Intellectual Property Law Firm of The Year – Turkey