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Overview

Mark is Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and concentrates his practice on intellectual property and Internet matters with specific emphasis on trademarks, copyright, trade secret protection, franchising, cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. He works with clients to develop comprehensive intellectual property and trade secret protection strategies. Mark also represents clients in licensing transactions and franchising, assisting both franchisors and franchisees. 

Mark has advised clients on domestic and international intellectual property issues, including new product launches, corporate rebranding projects, acquisitions and licensing for over 20 years. He counsels clients on both the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights as well as enforcement of those rights in state and federal court.

Mark’s practice also encompasses digital and internet-related legal issues, assisting clients with the creation and implementation of privacy policies, terms of use agreements, user agreements, GDPR, and DMCA compliance. He also counsels clients on data protection and data breach response matters. Mark writes on copyright, patent and trademark law on the firm’s Southwest Florida Business & IP Blog. His recent posts include:

Naples Illustrated magazine named Mark a “Top Lawyer” for his work in intellectual property law (2018-2020). Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, he practiced law in Chicago, Illinois. When not working, Mark is known to play guitar poorly, but loudly. 

Professional and Civic Affiliations

Mark serves as co-chair of the Lee County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Group Section. He is also involved in the Fort Myers, Bonita Springs the Naples Chambers of Commerce, and is a member of INTA.

Published Opinions

Embroitique v. Stitchtopia, et al. 2018 WL 1830796 (S.D. Fl 2018), successful defense of claims for injunctive relief based on copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and other theories.