Michael has over 10 years’ experience as a Chartered (UK) Trade Mark Attorney and more than 20 years’ experience as a solicitor. He advises brand owners on all aspects of trade mark protection and registration, including portfolio management, clearance searching, trade mark prosecution, opposition, cancellation, revocation, licensing, assignment, infringement and the law of unregistered trade marks/passing-off.
He has an honours degree in English from Cambridge University and a second degree from Liverpool University as well as holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Law from King’s College London. He worked for five years for another firm of Patent and Trade Mark agents before joining Marks & Clerk LLP in 2017.
Michael assists clients in the creative industries, having worked with publishers, educational institutions, TV and film production companies (including film animation studios, businesses specialising in corporate video productions, immersive technologies and 3D virtual theatre productions), floristry businesses, sports bodies, modelling agencies, advertising and marketing agencies, website designers and content management systems operators. He also advises clients in the transport and retail sectors and is a regular speaker (both in person and on-line) at IP events for start-up and technology-based businesses.
Michael speaks English and has conversational French and Spanish.