Professor Master Mark Engelman Experienced Intellectual Property Barrister.

About Mark Engelman – Intellectual Property Barrister

Professor Master Mark Engelman at The Thomas Cromwell Group at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, London WC1R 5AH

Experienced Intellectual Property Barrister

Professor Mark Engelman is a Barrister specialising in intellectual property, defamation and media, contract and commercial disputes, as well as commercial contract drafting and negotiation. He has acted in numerous high-profile cases for internationally recognised brands and individuals in the form of solicitor instruction and on a direct access basis by members of the public, providing an end-to-end service. Clients include multinationals, SMEs, individuals, and intermediaries. Professor Engelman is one of the most respected intellectual property counsels in the UK, covering patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, internet privacy, and many other aspects of intellectual property law.

See below to view the full background of Professor Mark Engelman – intellectual property Barrister – including his list of recently reported cases.

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  • BSc Pharmacol – Kings College London - 1981-84
  • Dip. Law – City University – 1986-87
  • Inns of Court School of Law - 1987-88
  • St. Edmunds College Camb, Research Associate, Intellectual Prop. 2017 – present
  • Notre Dame University – Adjunct Assoc. Prof. of Intellectual Property, 2018 – current
  • Hon. Soc. of Grays Inn Advocacy Trainer – 2010 – current
  • Expert – Inns of Court College of Advocacy – 2019 advocacy trainer – current


  • Called to the Bar – 1989
  • Appointed Bencher of Hon. Soc. of Gray’s Inn – 1999 – current
  • Chair-elect – Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry
  • Elected Member of the Bar Council (twice)
  • Elected IP Bar Representative to the Bar Council


  • Clifford Chance – Assistant Solicitor – 1990-1992
  • Dunlop Slazenger Int, Ltd – Sole Counsel – 1992-1995
  • The Body Shop Int. PLC – Head of IP – 1996-1999
  • IP Chambers – 1999-2006
  • Commercial Chambers– barrister -Head of IP – 2006 – 2020
  • Chambers of Mark Engelman -2020-present


  • Autumnpaper Ltd – Alexander McQueen’s company – 2005-2006
  • MRG Associates Ltd – Pharmaceutical Company – 2011 – present
  • The Globe Theatre – Development Council – elected twice – present


 Reported Cases   

 Notable Clients   

  • Route Note Ltd v Alexandre Mishuk & other - successful service out of jurisdiction of Part 8 proceedings upon unknown defendants with unknown addresses but served by alternative means on a US attorney without authority to accept service [2021] - unreported
  • Delta Air Lines Inc v Ontro Ltd - Appeal - Appointed Person - acting for Ontro in defeat of Delta's appeal to the Appointed Person against Trade Mark Office decision on SkyClub trade mark registration in the name of Ontro Ltd  [2021] unreported 
  • Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd Queen's Bench Division [2020] EWHC 1125 - claims of unlawful publication of blogs by newspapers as lead counsel
  • Molavi v Hibbert Chancery Division [2020] EWHC 121 (Ch) 27 Jan 2020 – claims of copyright infringement in "Silent Witness"
  • No Fixed Abode London Ltd v Gianni Versace SpA - Intellectual Property Enterprise Court [2018] EWHC 3221 (IPEC) 12 Nov 2018 – prosecuting claims of design right infringement by Versace 
  • Apple Inc v Swatch AG Chancery Division [2017] EWHC 713 (Ch) 10 Apr 2017 – Acting as standing counsel for Apple, Inc. in a trade mark dispute over "Iwatch". 
  • Rabbit v EUIPO - DMG Media (rabbit) T-4/16-General Court – Dispute over rights to the TV dating site "Rabbit".
  • Deep Purple v Richard Blackmore T-328/16 (1 of 3 appeals) – acting for the band, Deep Purple in a trade mark rights dispute against its guitarist Richard Blackmore.
  • Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (A Firm) v Clausen Intellectual Property Enterprise Court [2014] EWHC 3789 (IPEC) 23 Sep 2014 – acting for the British orchestra against a German “tribute” orchestra.
  • Apple, Inc v Arcadia Trading Ltd Chancery Division [2017] EWHC 440 (Ch) – acting for Apple, Inc. in trade mark entitlement dispute.
  • Apple Inc v Ltd (Supplemental Decision) Trade Marks Registry (Appointed Person) [2013] 7 WLUK 437 15 Jul 2013  acting for Apple, Inc. in a dispute over the Wapple trade mark.
  • Meemi Ltd v Wardrobe (Beautiful Clothes) Ltd Chancery Division [2012] EWHC 3617 (Ch) 18 Dec 2012 – Trade Mark infringement proceedings through the Chancery Division to the Court of Appeal.
  • Fred Perry (Holdings) Ltd v Brands Plaza Trading Ltd (t/a Brands Plaza) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2012] EWCA Civ 224 1 Feb 2012 – Trade Mark Infringement and Strike Out in the Court of Appeal as leading counsel, the first of the Denton line of authorities.
  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v Lee (t/a Cropton Brewery) Chancery Division [2011] EWHC 1879 (Ch) 22 Jul 2011 – “War of the Roses” dispute over the trade mark, the emblem of York, on the labels of competing beers.
  • Allen v J.K. Murray Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2011] EWCA Civ 943 – Non-textual copyright infringement over "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" against JK Rowling and her publisher
  • Apple Inc v OHIM-T-448/10-Court of First Instance – acting for Apple Inc in dispute over Iphone trade mark.
  • Allen v JK Murrray and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Chancery Division [2010] EWHC 2560 (Ch) 14 Oct 2010 – interim dispute over the copyright to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" against JK Rowling and her publisher.
  • Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corp v MG Sports & Racing Europe Ltd Chancery Division [2010] EWHC 270 (Ch) 19 Feb 2010 – dispute over the rights to the MG badge on motor cars following the purchase of the MG Rover Group by Nanjing.
  • Martin v Channel Four Television Corp Queen's Bench Division [2009] EWHC 2788 (QB) 6 Nov 2009  - Dispute over the consent to broadcast a TV program against Channel 4.
  • Intel Corp Inc v CPM United Kingdom Ltd (C-252/07) – Lead case on the meaning of  trade mark dilution concerning the "Intelmark" trade mark, a dispute which was appealed from the UK Intellectual Property Office to the High Court, Court of Appeal, on a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union and then back to the Court of Appeal.
  • Munroe v Intel Corp Trade Marks Registry (Appointed Person) [2008] 11 WLUK 626 24 Nov 2008 – Trade Mark Dispute over the "Intel" trade mark on appeal from the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to the Appointed Person.
  • Bignell (t/a Just Employment) v Just Employment Law Ltd Chancery Division (Patents Court) [2007] EWHC 2203 (Ch) 2 Oct 2007 – Trade Mark dispute over the name of an employment specialist law firm's name "Just Employment".
  • Intel Corp Inc v CPM United Kingdom Ltd Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2007] EWCA Civ 431 15 May 2007 - Lead case on the meaning of trade mark dilution over the "Intelmark" trade mark, a dispute which was appealed from the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to the High Court, Court of Appeal and then referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union – defining the reference questions.
  • Ratiopharm GmbH's Trade Mark Application Trade Marks Registry (Appointed Person) [2007] 3 WLUK 387 14 Mar 2007 – Trade Mark Appeal on a clash over the name of the pharmaceutical "Plendil" 
  • Fleet Mobile Tyres Ltd v Stone Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2006] EWCA Civ 1209 31 Aug 2006  - franchise agreement dispute  – acting for successful franchisee against Etyres franchisor.
  • Intel Corp Inc v CPM United Kingdom Ltd Chancery Division [2006] EWHC 1878 (Ch) 26 Jul 2006 -  Lead case on the meaning of trade mark dilution, appealed from the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to the High Court.
  • Fleet Mobile Tyres Ltd v Stone Queen's Bench Division [2006] EWHC 1947 (QB) 19 May 2006 - franchise agreement dispute – acting for successful franchisee against Etyres franchisor.
  • Mastercard International Inc v Hitachi Credit (UK) Plc Chancery Division [2004] EWHC 1623 (Ch) 8 Jul 2004 – Acting for Mastercard on appeal from UKIPO on a relative rights case over the right to the word “Master” in MasterCard.
  • Tripp Ltd v Landor & Hawa International Ltd Chancery Division [2004] EWHC 1564 (Ch) 24 Jun 2004 – Acting for the luggage maker concerning the trade mark and the statutory ground for security for costs
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist v OHIM ( CHRISTIAN SCIENCE) – Court of First Instance and European Court of Justice – landmark case concerning the right to have a European trade mark, "Christian Science" granted for "religious services".
  • Harrison v Teton Valley Trading Co Ltd Chancery Division (Patents Court) [2002] EWHC 3009 (Pat) 19 Dec 2002 – lead case on the meaning of filing a trade mark, "China White" in bad faith in trade mark disputes.
  • Ghazilian's Trade Mark Application Trade Marks Registry (Appointed Person) [2001] 11 WLUK 742 28 Nov 2001 – lead case on applying for an immoral trade mark, "Tiny Penis".
  • CB Richard Ellis Inc v Groupement Carte Bleue Trade Marks Registry [2001] 11 WLUK 193 7 Nov 2001 – lead case on strike outs in the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office for failing to demonstrate a factual basis for a claim to use through an overseas website.
  • Sun Microsystems Inc's Trade Mark Application - Trade Marks Registry [2000] 11 WLUK 643 21 Nov 2000 – Acting for Sun Microsystems in a Trade Mark prosecution.

  • Apple, Inc.
  • Martini
  • Swatch AG
  • Alexander McQueen
  • The Body Shop
  • Allied Domecq
  • AstraZenica
  • Cath Kidston
  • Shoe Zone
  • Arcadia
  • Deep Purple

  • Diego Maradona
  • Earl of March
  • Eon
  • GSK
  • Harvard University
  • ITV
  • Julius Salaaman
  • Kall Kwick
  • Links of London
  • Mastercard

  • Monsoon
  • The Duchess of Kent
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Oxford University
  • The Estate of Philip Marlow
  • Syngenta
  • Tempur
  • Thierry Henry
  • Transport of London
  • Specsavers Plc


About Professor Master Mark Engelman BSc (Pharmacol) Dip. Law Barrister

Having begun in research pharmacology, Professor Engelman has worked as an intellectual property barrister since 1989, initially in-house and later at the Bar covering both contentious and non-contentious work in all areas of intellectual property and defamation law. He is a widely trusted intellectual property counsel and has developed an outstanding track record at both UK and European level.

Contact Mark Engelman – Intellectual Property Barrister

For professional intellectual property legal assistance, contact Professor Mark Engelman – intellectual property Barrister since 1989.

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