Yaşar K. Canpolat

Yaşar K. Canpolat

Attorney At Law-Trademark Attorney | Partner

…”he is the subject matter expert on FinTech” in Turkey.

FinTech Legal, Turkey | Chambers and Partners, Fintech 2020

Yasar, the founding partner of Canpolat Legal, is a tech-savvy lawyer focusing on Data Protection, Information Technology, Payment, Fintech,  Intellectual Property and E-commerce Law.

Prior to establishing Canpolat Legal, Yasar has worked for DERIS Intellectual Property Attorneys, a Tier 1 IP firm for a very long time wherein he had the chance to represent and advise IP practice groups of leading law firms of EU, US, and Japan as well as multinational companies in luxury, FMCG, chemical, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors on contentious IP matters and IP prosecution.

Following that, Yasar moved to The Interbank Card Center, the well-known Fintech company of Turkey, which has numerous FinTech products such as payment systems, digital wallet and card scheme.  He had chance to get involved in numerous FinTech and Data Protection Compliance Projects as well as IT deals and PoCs.

Having technology literacy on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, IoT and Cloud Computing, Yasar also has a vast experience in drafting software and technology procurement agreements.

He is currently the Discipline Committee Member of AIPPI Turkey and provides periodical speeches and articles on his fields.


  • Istanbul Bilgi University, BA
  • Istanbul Bilgi University, LLM, Cyber Law (Pending)


  • Istanbul Bar,
  •  AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) (National Group Discipline Committe Member)
  • IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)


  •  Open Data, Blockchain Turkey Platform (Co-author), 2019
  •  Blockchain Regulations in the World, Blockchain Turkey Platform (Co-author), 2019
  •  AI, Robots and Law, Medium (TR), 2018
  •  An Essay on Copyright, Medium (TR), 2017
  •  Could there be a common point between Cinema and Simulation Games?,Medium (TR), 2017
  •  The technology that never forgets & Inescapable Technology, Medium (TR), 2017
  •  The destiny of trademark application(s) similar towell-known trademarks in Turkey, Mondaq, 2015
  •  The European Court of Justice has accepted the Right to be forgotten, AIPPI FikriGündem, 2014 Creative Common License, AIPPI FikriGündem, 2014
  •  Recent Amendments in the OHIM Trademark Guidebook, AIPPI National Magazine, 2013