Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business. He helps clients make their communications work, build their brands, fight infringement and false advertising, protect and use technology, and effectively conduct business in the online world. In legal terms, he concentrates in intellectual property, media, and information technology law.
Mark is a trial lawyer, having spent more than nine months in federal and state courtrooms in trials of business, media and intellectual property cases. But he recognizes that most cases are resolved out of the courtroom, and he directs his practice toward effective and speedy procedures for resolving disputes, often using direct negotiations, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Mark litigates trademark, copyright, patent, advertising, libel, privacy, unfair competition, and trade secret cases, as well as technology and Internet-related claims. He advises clients with intellectual property, media, technology, and Internet issues.
Mark has written one book, More Speech, Not Less: Communications Law in the Information Age, and more than a dozen law review articles and book chapters. His article on Internet linking law won the International Trademark Association's Ladas Award, and his article on artistic expression won a Burton Award for Legal Achievement. Mark has also taught Internet Law (2001-2008) and Censorship and Free Expression (2006-present) at Washington University School of Law. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) since 1996.