Mark concentrates his practice on domestic and international trademark and trade name counseling, and strategies for developing and managing domain name portfolios. He advises clients from startups to multinational corporations on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including brand creation, selection, protection, expansion and enforcement.
Mark has extensive experience working with cutting-edge companies that are disrupting industries and improving lives through technological innovation, including those in the artificial intelligence (AI), virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, computer vision, blockchain, autonomous vehicle, robotic and e-commerce industries. He also regularly counsels clients in the social media and Internet space, both advising platforms in trademark matters and helping brand owners navigate social media.
Mark is active in the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section. Super Lawyers has honored Mark among the leading intellectual property lawyers in Northern California each year since 2017. Mark has also been named a Rising Star by Managing Intellectual Property.
While in law school, Mark was honored with the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Intellectual Property and a CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Mark was also lead production editor for the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Terry J. Hatter Jr. of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California and also worked as a law clerk for Oracle, Quantum and eBay.
- “Applying Copyright Theory to Secondary Markets: An Analysis of the Future of 17 USC § 109(a) Pursuant to Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A. ,” Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, November 2011.
- Cisco Systems
- Element AI
- Oculus VR
Education & Admissions
J.D., High Tech Law Certificate
Santa Clara University School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles
Admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia and New York
Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California