Lakmal works at Virtuoso Legal as a trainee solicitor having joined the firm as an intern in April of 2015. Lakmal has a keen interest in both contentious and non-contentious matters in the Intellectual Property field, and enjoys putting to use the specialist knowledge he has gained through his higher education.
Lakmal assists the partners and solicitors at Virtuoso Legal with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work.
Previous work has included:
- Management of global trade mark portfolios for well-known brand owners;
- Dealing with Trade mark infringement, copyright infringement, design right infringement and passing off disputes;
- Commercial settlement negotiations and agreements;
- Intellectual property due diligence, including clearance searches for trade marks;
- Confidentiality agreements;
- Commercial agreements.
Lakmal has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds, and also has an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the same Law School. He has nurtured a keen interest in the intellectual property field since the beginning of his higher education and was able to focus solely on the subject in his post-graduate education.
Whilst on his LLM, Lakmal focused on a diverse range of intellectual property subject-matter including trade marks, copyright, design rights, patents, traditional knowledge/genetic resources and intellectual property management. He is particularly interested in the field of trade marks, and his final thesis reflected this with its focus on the topical issue of the Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products. Lakmal was awarded a high Distinction-level classification on his LLM.
- LLB (Hons) Law – University of Leeds
- LLM (Hons) Intellectual Property Law – University of Leeds
Lakmal was always helpful and approachable and it took a great deal of stress out of the situation. The depth of his knowledge was obvious by the confidence with which he handled the case, talking us through our options and giving valuable advice on our best course of action.
Richard Phizacklea – Director – Black Fox Metalcraft Limited
Lakmal assisted our start-up by drafting both an NDA and a Service Aggreement for potential suppliers. Lakmal was great to work with. He quickly understood our needs and supplied the expertise we were looking for on time and within the agreed budget. After the documents were drafted, Lakmal set aside a significant amount of time patiently walking us through the documents, which was greatly appreciated. Lakmal comes highly recommended.
Robert Brunt – Director and Entrepreneur