Mark Owen

Mark Owen


Taylor Wessing

Lawyer Type:
  • Solicitor
Years Qualified:

Taylor Wessing

Personal Profile

Mark is partner in our Trade Mark, Copyright and Media Group, and is a leading specialist in intellectual property and information law. He is an English solicitor and a member of the California Bar.

He counsels and represents clients across a wide range of IP and digital law issues, under both UK and EU laws. Mark has acted on numerous pieces of litigation protecting companies' positions in respect of copyright, trade marks, databases, designs, business models and patents. He has experience of litigation at all levels, including before the UK Supreme Court where he represented the successful party in that Court's first copyright and jurisdiction dispute. He also advises clients at early stages on proposed product launches and associated digital regulatory issues.

Mark has been a member of the California Bar since 1992 and has acted in a number of software copyright and semiconductor disputes in the US. Mark’s clients include many US corporations who are active in or face threats from entities based in the UK and other EU Member States.

He is a committee member of INTA (its Internet Committee - online use group), a member of the IP working party of the Law Society of England & Wales and a member of the editorial board of E-Commerce Law & Policy.

He is regularly listed as a leading intellectual property and technology lawyer by the Legal 500, by Chambers and Chambers Global, and in other surveys.

Mark presents and writes widely on legal issues. He has been quoted in publications including the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Wall St Journal, New Media Age, PLC and Marketing Week.

Recent presentations include on EU copyright issues, on IP in social games, on UK digital copyright reform and on international privacy issues.


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