Sunita K Sreedharan

Sunita K Sreedharan is a lawyer and a patent agent licensed to practice before the High Courts and the Intellectual Property Offices in India. Founder of SKS Law Associates, she along with her team of Lawyers and Patent Agents advice clients on creation, consolidation and protection of their intellectual property portfolio including patents, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyrights, plant variety and matters relating to biological diversity. Author of “An Introduction to Intellectual Asset Management? published by Wolters-Kluwer, Sunita has published a number of articles in various Indian and foreign journals on matters relating to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indications, biological diversity and intellectual asset management. She has been the Legal Advisor to the Chairperson of the Plant Variety Authority 2007-2008 and has been empanelled on the Central Technology Management Committee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). As Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization she was commissioned to examine the health related legislations of India and suggest solutions for the effective implementation of International Health Regulations 2005 which was presented at the WHO – South East Asian Regional Conference at Yangon, Myanmar in April 2013 and later, for Bhutan in August 2013. A member of the core team that drafted the Rules on the Management of Traditional Knowledge under the Biological Diversity laws for the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, she has also drafted the National Health Law for Bhutan on the invitation of the Bhutan’s Ministry of Health and in her capacity as Advisor to the World Health Organization.