Kenneth Mullen

Partner

  • Education: University of Glasgow , LLB (Hons), Dip LP • Strathclyde University , LLM
  • Admitted: England & Wales, 2000 • Scotland, 1995
  • Year joined: 2010
  • Year became partner: 2010

Overview

Kenneth heads the London-based intellectual property (IP) and technology team and advises on IP, commercial technology and data protection.

He has extensive experience advising clients across a range of sectors including luxury brands, digital commerce, software and technology, design, hotels and leisure, music, publishing, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Kenneth also regularly assists charities and not for profit organisations.

Kenneth’s transactional expertise includes advising on licensing, distribution, agency, marketing, franchising, sponsorship, celebrity endorsement, book publishing and music industry contracts, research and development, outsourcing, IT procurement, software development and data hosting/processing agreements as well as website terms/privacy policies.

As well as dealing with soft and hard IP issues, Kenneth's regulatory expertise includes:

  • data protection and cyber security
  • UK and EU competition law
  • e-commerce, consumer law and advertising regulation
  • freedom of information
  • financial services outsourcing

His previous experience includes acting as European General Counsel for a global on-line travel company and as UK commercial counsel at a major software corporation.

Kenneth is listed in the 'Experts Guides' as one of the world's leading 'Technology, Media and Telecommunications' lawyers.

He is co-chair of the firms luxury brands practice and an active member of the entrepreneurs practice.

Publications and speaking engagements

Kenneth frequently speaks on IP, technology and data protection/security issues at industry events.

He is also a regular contributor to specialist publications and national media, including the Financial Times and the Times.

He was a recent guest of business and lifestyle magazine The Monocle on its radio show, ‘The Entrepreneurs’, explaining the importance of IP to entrepreneurs.

Kenneth has contributed to the IP and data protection chapters of Tolley's Charities Manual and is a contributor to Practical Wills Precedents in relation to IP and digital assets.

Memberships

  • Society for Computers and the Law

On a personal note

In his spare time, Kenneth can be seen trying to resurrect his musical and sporting career.

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