Designs & Copyright
LL.B., Solicitor (England and Wales); Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) (Non practising); Advocate & Solicitor (Malaya); European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Involved in the full spectrum of intellectual property law and protection, Sumi counsels foreign and domestic clients in the selection, clearance, prosecution and monitoring of Irish and European Trade Marks. She coordinates the worldwide IP portfolios of a number of leading Irish companies and also represents the trade mark interests of a broad range of SMEs and private individuals, specialising in the food and beverage and packaging sectors. Sumi has significant experience in domain name matters and has helped several clients obtain the transfer of infringing domain names through UDRP proceedings. Sumi qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2005 and her technical expertise extends to registered designs in addition to trade marks.
Originally hailing from Malaysia, Sumi joined FRKelly in 2005 after several years with a leading Dublin law firm. She was admitted to the Bar in England and Wales in 1997 and the Malayan Bar in 1998 and is now a non-practising member of both associations. Sumi was entered on the Roll of Solicitors (England and Wales) in 2003.
In addition to being a contributing author to the Irish chapter (trademarks) of The Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks Throughout the World (KluwerIPLaw), Sumi is also periodically published in Lexology, WIPR and various publications within the retail sector in Ireland. She currently chairs the Copyright & Designs Committee of the Association of Patents and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) in Ireland and is also a member of the International Trademark Association, currently sitting on INTA`s European Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.
Sumi has been cited by Who’s Who Legal in 2016 and 2017, as a leading Trade Mark practitioner in Ireland. She has also been named in the World Intellectual Property Review’s (WIPR) 2017 directory of World IP Leaders.
Sumi is based in our Dublin Office.
30 November 2018 – PINK LADY versus WILD PINK: it ain’t over till the pink lady sings
16 May 2016 – MINI obstructs MINICARGO – World Trademark Review
22 February 2016 – In bad shape: Registration of 3D trademarks
7 September 2015 – The plain facts