Sanjay Kapur

Sanjay Kapur

Consultant - Trade Mark Attorney

Sanjay is a highly respected trade mark attorney who has extensive experience acting for a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors. He is a member of the firm's board of management and has been a partner since 1998.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), sits on its council and is a member of its education, policy and development committee. He was previously chair of CITMA’s education and training committee (2010-2013), and during this time he oversaw the introduction of the university-based examination system for trade mark attorney qualification in the UK.  

Sanjay has lectured and presented papers in the UK and abroad and on behalf of the firm, CITMA and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation). Passionate about supporting the next generation of talent, Sanjay also regularly lectures to students seeking to qualify as a trade mark attorneys.  

He joined Potter Clarkson in 1990 and qualified as a registered trade mark attorney in 1993. He joined Unilever plc in 1995 as Trade Marks Manager in their Corporate Trade Marks Department and returned to Potter Clarkson in 1997.



Trade marks and branding strategy 


Sanjay obtained an honours degree in business studies from Wolverhampton University in 1989.  


BA (Hons), Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 


Member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and MARQUES.

Awards & Recognition

MIP IP STARS - IP Star 2017-2022; WWL: IP - Trademark Agents & Attorneys 2018-2022; WTR 1000 - Prosecution & Strategy


Sanjay has a keen interest in music and has followed the rock group New Order since the mid-1980s. He follows them on tour in the UK and overseas – work and family commitments allowing. He is also a football fan and supports Leeds United. Sanjay enjoys cycling and keeping fit. He is married with three children. 



Setting the standard is Sanjay Kapur, whose history at the firm began 31 years ago and was interrupted only by a brief but hugely valuable two years as trade mark manager at Unilever." WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2022
The long-time partner and board member is praised as “user-friendly, calm, commercial and practical”, and shines in his leadership role thanks to his commitment to cultivating next-generation talent." WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2021
Easy to deal with, straightforward, to the point and commercial, he truly understands the industry sectors within which he works." WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2020