Michael is dual-qualified as a Chartered (UK) and European Trade Mark Attorney and 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 and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in English Renaissance Literature from Liverpool. He worked for five years for another firm of Patent and Trade Mark agents before joining Marks & Clerk LLP in August 2017. Michael now works with a number of high profile clients in different industries including manufacturing and food and beverage. He also supports the firm's creative industries group and has particular expertise in assisting clients with their brand strategies in this field.
Michael speaks English and has conversational French and Spanish.