Michael advises clients in relation to disputes involving commercial, IT and in particular intellectual property matters. This includes trade marks, passing off, copyright, databases, designs, patents, confidential information, privacy and disputes involving IT contracts. Michael is experienced in all forms of IP dispute resolution including litigation in the High Court and IPEC including the obtaining of urgent injunctive relief. His practice includes anti-counterfeiting work (including in the online space) and advising on parallel imports. He also advises on brand protection generally and conduct trade mark prosecution work and domain name dispute resolution.
Michael joined Wedlake Bell in 1993 and qualified as a solicitor in 1995. He became a partner in 2001 and head of the IP team in 2005.
Michael is author of The Bright Idea Handbook published by Which? – a guide for would-be entrepreneurs on how to protect IP rights, author of the IP chapters in the advertising industry's trade publication AdLaw published by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.