Meet the team
Kounoupias IP is an international business consultancy with over 37 years experience based in both London and Nicosia, Cyprus, specialising in Intellectual Property and providing strategic guidance on the full spectrum of IP services.
We work closely with our clients to help them understand, manage and protect their IP and to enable them to develop a long-term IP strategy aligned with their commercial objectives. We also provide insight, intelligence and training on IP issues to enable our clients to keep ahead of their competitors, especially in light of Brexit.
Each assignment we are instructed upon is different. So we assemble the appropriate team tailored to each case. KIP can call upon specialist IP services provided by Solicitors, Barristers, Forensic Accountants, Trademark and Patent Agents, Corporate Investigators and Public Affairs Specialists.
We are a professional business service and not a law firm, so we don’t charge lawyers rates. What’s more there is no fee for an initial consultation, so why not contact us to find out more?
Nick Kounoupias (CEO)
Nick Kounoupias is a UK solicitor with over 37 years experience and is one of the best-known names in the international IP world. In 2021 Nick was voted UK IP Champion. He has practised across all the IP sectors since 1986 both in private practice and in house and during that time developed a formidable international reputation for his depth of IP knowledge and diverse strengths. Nick has set up Kounoupias IP to provide guidance on IP issues outside of the field of traditional legal services.
Nick is passionate about protecting intellectual property rights and is regularly instructed from all over the world to provide strategic guidance and support on IP issues to UK and international IP businesses, those involved in the creative industries, academic institutions, law enforcement and government agencies. Nick is also a fully accredited mediator and has conducted several mediations in the IP arena.
Nick is one of the UK’s leading experts in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting and possesses extensive experience of managing and conducting investigations in the IP sector and in particular is considered to have pioneered the use of private prosecutions of copyright infringers for the music industry.
Marion Horwood (IP Manager)
Marion is an IP consultant with particular expertise in music licensing matters having gained over 40 years of music copyright experience working within the in-house legal department of the Performing Right Society. Marion also leads our music royalty tracking team.
Marion has extensive experience of managing numerous music copyright infringement cases in the High Court Chancery Division and within the County Court, one of which resulted in a record damages multiplier award under s97 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988 for flagrant infringement (see PRS Ltd v Alexander Burns and William Burns  EWHC 221 (Ch)).
Marion was also nominated for the 2018 Music Week’s Women in Music Roll of Honour.
Also experienced in designs law and practice, Marion is the Head of Membership & Business Development at Anti Copying In Design (ACID – www.acid.uk.com).
Sheila Nfono (TM Consultant)
Sheila is our trade mark consultant with more than 8+ years of experience having worked in-inhouse with numerous renowned brands in the creative industries.
Sheila is dually qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a lawyer in Spain and speaks fluent Spanish.
Sheila has vast experience in trade mark applications, oppositions, name clearances and brand protection.
Alex Kounoupias (Research & Intelligence Analyst)
Alex is our Research and Intelligence Analyst experienced in multiple sectors within the criminal justice system. He provides forensic support in our investigations and in litigation in which we are involved and couples this with undertaking bespoke research to support our campaigning for changes to IP laws.
Sophia Kounoupias (Marketing & Communications)
Sophia is our communications, media and marketing manager responsible for building, maintaining and managing the reputation of KIP both within the UK and internationally including press releases, event management and maintaining the website. Sophia draws on her experience as a professional actress to ensure that the values of KIP are communicated to our clients.
Maria Meytanis (Financial Controller)
Maria is our Director of Finance and responsible for all bookkeeping, processing of all invoices, payroll and preparing statutory tax returns in conjunction with our external accountants. Maria previously held senior positions within the travel industry and worked also at the Lord Chancellors Department and Cafcass.
We understand better than anyone the economic and strategic value of IP and we can help you identify, protect and monetise this value.
We offer a wide range of services and will use our expertise to deliver a comprehensive IP Insight Review, develop commercial IP strategies and to organise and manage investigations or litigation where appropriate.
We also maintain an extensive network of trusted affiliates so that we can provide exactly the right service for your business, wherever you do business.
We are a values based company widely respected for our strong ethical business dealings and a can-do ethos and we make 4 promises to all our clients:
- We will offer you high quality and tailored guidance at sensible prices.
- We will take the trouble to understand your needs, business and industry as your success matters to us.
- We will provide you with personal attention and great customer service at all times.
- We keep our overheads low so you pay for our insight and expertise and not our costs.
KIP is lead by our founder and CEO Nick Kounoupias, one of the best-known names in the international IP world.
Nick has practised across all the IP sectors since 1986 both in private legal practice and in-house, developing a formidable reputation for his depth of IP knowledge. Nick believes IP is a business issue, not a legal issue, and has set up Kounoupias IP to provide guidance on IP issues that fall outside of the field of traditional legal services.
Nick is passionate about protecting intellectual property rights and is regularly instructed from all over the world to provide strategic guidance on IP to UK and international businesses, such as those involved in the creative industries, education and government agencies. He is also one of the UK’s leading experts in anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting and possesses extensive experience of managing and conducting IP investigations. He is also an accredited mediator.
Nick is in particular demand for his thought leadership on IP issues and regularly contributes to IP journals, books and speaks on IP at seminars and conferences.