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 improving lives through technological innovation and disrupting industries, including those in the blockchain (NFTs, DeFi, Layer 1, and others), artificial intelligence (AI), virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, computer vision, 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 recognized as a leading trademark professional by World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 in enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy, and as a notable practitioner by Managing Intellectual Property. Super Lawyers has honored Mark among the leading intellectual property lawyers in Northern California each year since 2017. In 2022, Mark was recognized as a key lawyer by The Legal 500 in intellectual property: trademarks. 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.

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.

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  • Recent Speaking Engagements
    • "Understanding the Intellectual Property License," Practising Law Institute, 2021
    • "Intellectual Property, Regulatory and Ethical Considerations for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Webinar Series," Fenwick, 2021
    • "Landslide: Brand Enforcement in the World of GDPR: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for IP Practitioners," American Bar Association, 2019
    • "Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market," USPTO, 2019
    • "Intellectual Property Law Institute: ICANN Developments," Practising Law Institute, 2018
    • "140th Annual INTA Meeting: Panel on Practical Lessons, Takeaways and First-Hand Experience Relating to IP Enforcement in Social Media," INTA, 2018
    • "Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures: Managing Domain Names and Social Media Accounts in Transactions," INTA, 2018
    • "M&A Due Diligence: Key Components and Considerations Explored," The Knowledge Group, 2018

Representative Tech Clients

  • Cisco Systems
  • DocuSign
  • Harry's
  • Meta
  • NVIDIA
  • Oculus VR
  • Palantir
  • Peloton
  • Salesforce.com
  • Twitter

Representative Web3.0 and Blockchain Clients

  • 1inch
  • Axelar
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club
  • Coinbase
  • Compound Labs
  • Diem Association
  • Fractal
  • The Graph
  • Magic Eden
  • Mina Foundation
  • Mysten Labs
  • O(1) Labs
  • OpenSea
  • Punks Comic and MetaHero
  • Stakefish
  • WeNew

Education & Admissions

J.D., High Tech Law Certificate
Santa Clara University School of Law
with honors

B.A., History
University of California, Los Angeles

Admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia

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