Mark graduated from Durham University in 2008 with an LLB in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in 2009 prior to joining Bird & Bird as a trainee. He qualified as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property group in 2011 and is based in the London office.
Mark has been involved in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters and, prior to qualification, he worked on a comprehensive analysis of intellectual property rights in carbon capture technology. Since qualifying, he has also gained experience in advertising law and regulation through a secondment at the in-house IP department of a large UK telecommunications sector client.
He has also been involved in a variety of complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation matters and his recent work includes cases in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
He has also contributed to a number of legal publications including the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents.