Michael Gardner > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wedlake Bell LLP
71 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET
LONDON
EC4V 4AY
England

Work Department

Intellectual property law and dispute resolution.

Position

Partner specialising in disputes involving commercial, IT and in particular intellectual property matters including 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.

Career

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.

Education

The Leys School, Cambridge; University of Reading (1986 Hons (2(1)), Modern History and International Relations); University of Westminster (1992 CPE (Commendation)); College of Law, Chester (1993 Law Society Final Examination, 2nd class Honours).

Leisure

Skiing, golf and shooting.