Michael’s practice centres on advice and appellate advocacy concerning the validity, revocation or cancellation of registered intellectual property rights such as trade marks, registered designs and patents. Typically, this work arises in the context of infringement or ownership disputes relating to those rights. He is often instructed in cases involving unregistered IPRs such as goodwill, copyright, designs and confidential information. Further, he has been instructed on matters dealing with plant varieties, moral rights, database rights, Geographical Indications, data protection and Freedom of Information requests relating to IPRs, and the calculation of the financial relief and other remedies that might be available.


  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Geographical indications
  • Litigation
  • Trade marks