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 IP Firm, a Tier1 IP firm wherein he had chance to provide consultancy to multinational clients in complex IP related matters. Following that, he has worked for Bankalararası Kart Merkezi, (BKM) a well-known Fintech company of Turkey and expand his expertise to Fintech Law, IT related matters and Privacy.

Having technology literacy on emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, IoT and Cloud Computing, Yasar had chance to get involved in numerous international conflicts, FinTech and Data Protection Compliance Projects as well as IT deals and PoCs during his carreer.


  • 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