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RAMYA KUMAR

IP Support, Trade Mark Paralegal

London

Ramya is a Trade Mark Paralegal with 5 years’ experience in the UK IP sector.

Prior to relocating to the UK, Ramya worked in India as an Advocate specialising in IP prosecution, litigation (Civil/Criminal and High Courts) and arbitration/conciliation proceedings for 8 years.

Ramya assists the firm’s trade mark team with worldwide filing and prosecution.

Areas of Expertise

  • UK, EU and International trade mark filings and prosecutions
  • Global trade mark filings and prosecution
  • Assisting with trade mark oppositions and appeals at the UKIPO and EUIPO
  • India trade mark filings and oppositions; design and copyright registrations; INDRP proceedings.
  • Domain name disputes (WIPO and handling other ccTLD)

Clients

Ramya works with a wide range of clients which include pharmaceutical companies, food and beverages and has also handled clients in the gaming industry and tech start-ups.

Background

Ramya studied law (LL.B) at the University Law College, Bangalore (India). While pursuing her law degree she also completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property from National Law School of India University (NLSIU, Bangalore). She then successfully completed her Masters in Intellectual Property choosing to write her dissertation on ‘The Sui Generis Protection of Traditional Knowledge’ from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2008).

Ramya is a qualified Advocate (Karnataka Bar Council, 2005), Registered Trade Mark Agent (India TMO, 2008) and a qualified UK Solicitor (SRA, 2020)

Ramya has worked in the UK in IP boutique practices. She worked at a Magic Circle firm prior to joining Mewburn Ellis in June 2021.