Michael Edenborough QC


Year of Call: 1992 Year of Silk: 2010

“One of the best silks for trademark work, he brilliantly strategic and tactical.”

Legal 500, 2020

Practice Overview

Michael’s practice involves advice and advocacy on infringement and validity issues concerning all types of IPRs. As such, he deals with declarations of invalidity, revocation, rectification and cancellation of registered intellectual property rights such as trade marks, registered designs and patents. He is often instructed in cases involving the main unregistered IPRs such as goodwill, copyright, designs and confidential information, and also the more unusual rights such as plant varieties, moral rights, database rights and geographical indications. Further, he has been instructed on matters dealing with title to IPRs, Freedom of Information requests relating to IPRs, data protection, the calculation of the financial relief and what other remedies that might be available.

His forte is finding points of law and practice that can be evoked in order to solve a problem that has arisen for the client (be it lay or professional).

In addition, Michael acts as an expert witness on points of English law in foreign cases, and as a mediator in IP cases - in particular where the parties wish to adopt the facilitative approach for their mutual advantage.

News & Events

  • News

    Intellectual Property Law Handbook 14th Edition

    The 14th edition of Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook was published in September 2019. The edition is regarded as an 'essential... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak No.24 - Intellectual Property & Information Technology

    SerleSpeak No.24 focuses on topic in Intellectual Property and Information Technology. The edition begins with Michael Edenborough QC ... Read More

  • Events

    SPLiCE Managing Inherent Tension Between Anti-Counterfeiting & EU Competition Law Webinar

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    Events

    CITMA Autumn Conference 2019

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  • “He is technically brilliant, has incredible analytical skills, and is not afraid to deliver difficult messages to make sure the client has the right advice.”

    Legal 500 2019
  • “A seasoned silk highlighted for his deep expertise in trade mark law. He has additional expertise in patents and design right disputes. He is also often instructed in cases concerning geographical indications, data protection and moral rights. ‘I am always impressed by Michael’s technical skills and frankness on all matters.’ ‘He is very, very good. He’s approachable, always gives considered advice and has a huge range of knowledge.’ ”

    Chambers and Partners 2018

Education & Qualifications

MA (Natural Sciences), Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
DPhil (Biophysics), Exeter College, Oxford

Memberships

Associate Member of CIPA and CITMA
Member of AIPPI and the Royal Society of Chemistry

VAT Number

656914210

Major Publications and Committees

Author of "Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings", CITMA - March 2018
Consultant Editor of "Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook" - 13th edition August 2017, 14th edition September 2019
Contributor to the "Concise Commentary on European Trade Mark and Design Law” - 2011
Revised the chapter on Plant Variety Rights for "Intellectual Property in Europe" – 2nd edition 2002
Author of "Organic Reaction Mechanisms: A Step-by-Step Approach" – 2nd edition 1999
Author of "Lecture Notes on Intellectual Property Law" – 1st edition 1995, reprinted 1997

Member of the Advisory Board of Darts-ip
Member of the UK IPO Marks and Design Forum, UPC Group and Enforcement Framework Review Group
Member of the former Law Commission's Advisory Panel on Groundless Threats
Nominated for the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2003

News & Events

  • News

    Intellectual Property Law Handbook 14th Edition

    The 14th edition of Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook was published in September 2019. The edition is regarded as an 'essential... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak No.24 - Intellectual Property & Information Technology

    SerleSpeak No.24 focuses on topic in Intellectual Property and Information Technology. The edition begins with Michael Edenborough QC ... Read More

  • Events

    SPLiCE Managing Inherent Tension Between Anti-Counterfeiting & EU Competition Law Webinar

    Location: Read More

    Events

    CITMA Autumn Conference 2019

    Location: Read More