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Michael Servian

Michael Servian | Partner

michael.servian@freeths.co.uk
+44 (0) 1782 211 856

General Information

Michael specialises in Intellectual Property, in particular dealing with IP portfolio management, licensing and enforcement.

Recent deals & projects

  • Advising on a hotel chain’s merchandising rights.
  • Assisting with the branding of a tourism offering.
  • Settling various disputes involving intellectual property rights, including the rights in technology to extract beer from barrels, a hotel falsely claiming connection with a tourist gardens and ownership of IP in tableware specific to an outlet.
  • Dealing with post-term franchisee use of franchisor’s branding.
  • Advising on the misuse of clubs’ promotional and web-based booking system branding.
  • Property aspects of securitisations/refinancing of managed or tenanted public house estates eg refinancing of 1,000 house estate.
  • Assisting with various celebrity endorsement campaigns, including defending against a celebrity’s attempt to muscle in on a major shareholding in a public company.
  • Negotiating the main sponsorship agreement with a premier league football club.

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