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mark@PartridgePartnersPC.com

Education

  • Harvard Law, J.D. in 1980
  • University of Nebraska, B.A. in 1978
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Mark Partridge has successfully represented domestic and international corporations at trial and appellate proceedings. Winning litigation is important, but an attorney should be an advisor who listens, understands the issues at hand, and then takes the time to work out your options.

Mark argued his first appellate case as a student volunteer for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau at Harvard Law School, and won the case. Since then, he has successfully represented domestic and international corporations at trial and appellate proceedings.

Mark has been advising Fortune 500 companies on trademark issues since the late 1980s when he was brought in as one of the specialists to conduct due diligence in the Nabisco/RJR Reynolds merger. Mark coordinated the transfer and registration of trademarks across borders while facilitating the launch of new products and businesses.

Mark was an early pioneer in the development of laws surrounding domain name disputes and cybersquatting in the mid-90s, His ruling on one of the first domain dispute cases filed by the singer Madonna is one of the most frequently cited cases in domain case history. Mark has since issued over 150 published decisions as a WIPO panelist for UDRP disputes and handled cases involving computer fraud and abuse, spamming, phishing, copyright and trademark infringement, and data breach.

Mark is also a key player at the forefront of the movement toward Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as a Lanham Act mediator in Illinois Federal Court. Mark has leveraged his ADR experience to achieve favorable, cost-effective mediated settlements across a variety of industries.

  • 2010 IAM Top 250 IP Strategists in the World
  • WTR 1000
  • Harvard Law, J.D. in 1980
  • University of Nebraska, B.A. in 1978