A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law (5th Edition) by Amanda Michaels and Andrew Norris KC


OUP, 20 March 2014

This is a new edition of a well established text which provides a comprehensive, digestible and approachable guide to trade mark law and passing off.

This edition covers the latest changes in the law, and explains many important recent decisions of the CJEU, the General Court and the English Courts, current trade mark registry practice and practice, procedure and remedies for actions for infringement and passing off.

While the focus of the book is primarily on UK law, it also deals with the acquisition and protection of Community Trade Marks, and procedure at OHIM.

The book remains highly practical throughout, comprising discussion on topics such as the absolute and relative tests for registrability, registration practice and procedure, revocation, assignment and licensing as well as complete coverage of the law on infringement, passing off and remedies.

In the foreword to this edition, Sir Robin Jacob says:

“Amanda Michaels and Andrew Norris have done wonders … they can and do explain the law as best it can be done … I said of an earlier edition that I kept it by me. I will do the same with this. Sensible trade mark lawyers will do likewise.”

Tibor Gold in the CIPA Journal, March 2010, said of the 4th edition:

“Gem it was before, an even better-polished gem it is again.  … I have no hesitation in recommending you to buy it: it should be on every practitioner’s – and trainer’s – shelf.”

To read the review in full, click here.

Practice area


Trade marks

Related Barristers

Amanda Michaels

Andrew Norris KC