Michael has over 15 years’ experience as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK) 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 joined Marks & Clerk LLP in 2017 and was made a Partner in 2021.
Michael heads up the Financial Services sector group and assists clients in a variety of other sectors including transport, digital transformation, medtech, creative industries, food and drink, homeware, retail & sports. He acts for a number of asset and wealth management enterprises, investment vehicles, real estate investors, commodities trading businesses. In the past, he provided trade marks advice as part of a team supporting a High Street bank.
He has a second generation interest in tennis (his mother is the oldest living Wimbledon ladies’ singles champion) and was invited in February 2023 (alongside senior members of the Financial Services industry) to play in the Moonshot Cup’s inaugural pro-am tennis event held in Roehampton. His first language is English and he has conversational French and Spanish.”