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Hogarth Chambers

Michael Hicks

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Information Technology - London (Bar)

Band 2

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks is a senior junior who is well regarded for his work across the spectrum of IT law. He has handled matters ranging from disputes over software and hardware failures to cases involving database security. He is experienced in litigation involving the unlawful use of third-party software.
Strengths: "He's a lovely gentleman and a very able advocate."
Recent work: Acted for Sprint Electric in its claim for the source code of programs used by Buyers Dream in its electric motor controllers, as part of a copyright ownership dispute.
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Intellectual Property - London (Bar)

Band 1

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks is a highly regarded barrister who earns plaudits for his client care and excellent courtroom advocacy. He acts in litigation arising from the misuse of confidential information, as well as patent and trade mark infringement claims. He is also experienced in cases concerning royalties, design rights and copyright matters. He is respected for his representation of clients across a broad range of industries, including fashion and technology.
Strengths: "He is the best barrister there is: fantastically user-friendly and incredibly experienced." "Michael Hicks really knows his stuff on software."
Recent work: Represented Vans in trade mark and passing-off claims against Primark concerning shoes sold by the retailer which Vans considered were too close in appearance to its own 'Old Skool' shoes.
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Media & Entertainment - London (Bar)

Band 1

Michael Hicks
Michael Hicks has expertise in cases involving emerging media, video games software houses, e-commerce businesses and online publishers, among other more traditional media entities. He is an expert in a range of intellectual property law, particularly copyright. He is also adept at handling comparative advertising cases.
Strengths: "He has incredibly sound judgement as to which strategies and arguments are likely to succeed. He is also very commercial, and his understanding of the priorities and pressures of the clients in their respective industries is equally impressive." "He is very bright, really experienced and has a very good knowledge base."
Recent work: Advised Rollic Games in a dispute against Voodoo SAS concerning rights in the mobile games Woodturning and Wood Shop.
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