Sunny Kumar is special counsel at the firm’s London office. He is a member of the IP procurement and portfolio management practice group.
Prior to joining the firm, Sunny served as a senior associate for a magic circle law firm based in London. Sunny 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.
Sunny 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. Sunny 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). In addition to these transactions Sunny regularly advises clients across a plethora of cutting edge and complex technologies ranging from AI, blockchain, data analytics, digital health and mobile payment systems.
Sunny has also significant litigation experience having represented his clients before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Additionally, Sunny 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.
Sunny 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.
Sunny'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.
- International Trade Mark Association
- Tech UK
- "International Trademark Licensing," Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, 12 August 2021