Mark A. Nieds
Associate - Fort Myers Office

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Direct Dial: 239.344.1153
Direct Fax: 239.344.1537

Mark concentrates his practice on intellectual property and Internet matters with specific emphasis on trademark selection, registration, enforcement and litigation, copyright, and trade secret protection.

Mark also provides frequent updates on copyright, patent and trademark law for the firm's Southwest Florida Business & IP Bulletin Blog. His posts include:

For over twenty years he has advised clients on domestic and international intellectual property issues, including such matters as new product launches, corporate rebranding projects, acquisitions and licensing. He has extensive experience with U.S. and International trademark matters, from selection and clearance of marks through registration, licensing and enforcement of rights. Mark has represented trademark owners in cease and desist matters as well as in the federal courts in infringement and counterfeiting actions. He has also been involved in numerous Opposition and Cancellation proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to intellectual property, Mark’s practice also encompasses internet-related legal issues. He has assisted clients with the creation and implementation of privacy policies, terms of use agreements, user agreements and DMCA compliance. Mark has also been involved in domain name litigation and cybersquatting matters and helped develop domain registration strategies for clients.

Mark is also involved in copyright registration and licensing, developing trade secret protection strategies, non-disclosure agreements and non-compete agreements, marketing and advertising review, and intellectual property due diligence projects.

Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Mark practiced law in Chicago, Illinois. He was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Fort Myers. When not working, Mark enjoys cycling and triathlons.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Over the years, Mark has been involved with Lawyers for the Creative Arts, offering pro-bono services to Chicago-based artists.

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Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Miami University, 1987 (B.A.)
  • Law Degree: Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar 2015
  • Admitted to The Illinois Bar 1994

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