Mike is experienced in all aspects of trade mark, copyright and design work, including the filing and prosecution of UK, overseas and international trade mark and registered design applications, and advising on availability and conflicts. Mike heads up the trade mark team in the Manchester office and is leader of the firm’s design-copyright practice group.
Mike’s practice centres on contentious matters such as trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions, alongside trade mark and design infringement matters. Mike has particular expertise in relation to trade mark and design law relating to financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, creative industries and advertising, and the handling of complaints at the Advertising Standards Authority. He also has considerable experience in relation to the transfer and assignment of intellectual property rights.
Mike graduated in Law from Liverpool University before obtaining a distinction in the Legal Practice Course from the College of Law, Chester. He joined Marks & Clerk in 1996 and qualified as a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, becoming a Partner in 2002. He won the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ John Parker Memorial Award, and lectures frequently in relation to trade mark, copyright and design matters.