Amanda Michaels > Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers


Barrister specialising in intellectual property and media and entertainment law, dealing widely with trade marks, passing off, copyright designs, confidential information etc, and with both disputes and drafting in the media and entertainment field; wide experience of High Court trials and interim and contempt proceedings, and proceedings in the UKIPO, OHIM, CJEU and General Court and the Copyright Tribunal; also experienced in a wide variety of general commercial Chancery litigation and advice, including partnership and general contractual disputes, Inheritance Act and probate actions. Typical cases include: Jura [2015] (trademark appeal); Moroccanoil v Aldi [2014] (look-alike brands); Forstater v Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd [2012] (film contract dispute) and [2013] costs; Jersey trade mark [2013] (geographical mark); Simmons trade mark [2012] (historic goodwill/bad faith); Media Village v The Coca Cola Company [2012] (trade mark infringement and passing off); Arevdour v Kucukcalik [2010] (copyright infringement; agency); Lonsdale v Leofelis [2010] (trade mark licence/challenge to jurisdiction); HCL v Urban [2009] (database infringement/confidential information); Baker Book House v Amue [2008] (online copyright infringement and contempt proceedings); Seatbooker v Southend UFC [2008] (contract); Blanton v Cassani [2008] (proprietary estoppel); Reed Executive pic v Reed Business Information [2004] (trade mark infringement; metatags; ADR).


Called 1981; Gray’s Inn; publications: ‘A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law’ 5th ed (OUP 2014); ‘Appointed Person’ under the Trade Marks Act 1994; Deputy Judge of IPEC; Recorder (civil); mediator.


Fluent French.


Intellectual Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; ADR Chambers.


University of Durham (BA Law); College d’Europe, Bruges (Diploma in Advanced European Studies (Law); MA (Advanced European Studies).


Music, gastronomy.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Amanda MichaelsHogarth ChambersShe has amazing knowledge of IP and specifically trade marks.

With ‘superb knowledge of all areas of IP‘, coupled with ‘a considerable strength in depth‘, Hogarth Chambers is ‘a truly specialist set‘ handling a full range of copyright, trade mark, patent, and design right disputes. The set attracts praise for its ‘excellent, commercial and helpful service‘ that is ‘cost effective‘. In a recent work highlight, Michael Hicks and Amanda Michaels acted for opposing parties in a dispute between Brewdog plc and the owner of Elvis Presley trade marks relating to the entitlement of the multinational brewery and pub chain to register ELVIS and BREWDOG ELVIS JUICE as a trade mark.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Amanda MichaelsHogarth ChambersWith in-depth knowledge of trade mark law she offers technically adept but also pragmatic advice.