Mark works with some of the world’s best-known tech brands to develop worldwide branding strategies, including helping his clients select, develop, expand and protect their valuable IP assets. With a focus on delivering creative and practical business-focused advice, Mark counsels clients in connection with everything from complex trademark acquisitions and multijurisdictional disputes, to global portfolio management, licensing, anti-counterfeiting strategy, and developing domain name portfolios.
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, and Managing Intellectual Property has recognized him as a Rising Star since 2019.
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.
- Cisco Systems
- Diem Association
- 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, New York and the District of Columbia