Sunny J. Kumar

Sunny J. Kumar Intellectual Property Attorney K & L Gates Law Firm
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Sunny Kumar is a senior associate at the firm’s London office. He is a member of the IP procurement and portfolio management practice group.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kumar served as a senior associate for a magic circle law firm based in London. Mr. Kumar is an intellectual property lawyer and advises on contentious and non-contentious trademark, copyright, patent, design, advertising, licensing, commercial and data privacy matters. He has extensive experience in working with clients on their strategic IP projects across multiple jurisdictions.

Mr. Kumar has drafted a variety of technology transaction agreements, either for standalone IP transactions or as part of wider transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private equity investments. Mr. Kumar also helped clients to negotiate IP and technology transfers, IP licenses, development & collaboration agreements, joint ventures, acquisitions/sales documentation, and other commercial contracts (such as supply and distribution agreements).

Mr. Kumar has also significant litigation experience having represented his clients before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Additionally, Mr. Kumar regularly works with his clients to manage and enforce international trademark and design portfolios and regularly advises on related clearance issues. His broad range of experience includes acting and appearing in contentious trademark opposition proceedings before the UKIPO, EUIPO and CJEU.

Mr. Kumar has worked in house as a lawyer at the BBC and has particular experience in the field of media and entertainment law, having advised national broadcasters and independent studios on a plethora of strategic IP and commercial matters.

Mr. Kumar’s background in medicine and neuroscience has allowed him to add considerable value to matters of a scientific or technical nature. He regularly advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies on regulatory issues concerning their business.

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