Mark B. Harrison

Partner
Harrison Mark

Mark Harrison, one of the top trademark attorneys in the United States, focuses on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright within intellectual property law, including the pharmaceutical industry. Mark has handled trademark work for a global pharmaceutical company and a number of foreign pharmaceutical start-ups and domestic nutritional supplement companies. 

Mark is a former examining attorney of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received awards for being in the top 20 filers of U.S. trademark applications for each of the years in 2002 through 2009, and is known as a top obtainer of registrations. Mark has supervised the filing of trademark applications in virtually every country where such filings are possible, using his personally developed network of foreign associates. He is active in pro bono matters.

Experience

Government Experience

  • Examining Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Matters

  • Argued trademark cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, several of which are cited as precedent.

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) 1977
  • B.A. State University of New York at New Paltz 1973

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Recognition
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In Mark's focus area of trademarks, the group ranks highly in two benchmark annual reports: ninth in U.S. trademark applications filed (Trademark Insider, pub. 2010); and 12th in U.S. trademark registrations issued (Intellectual Property Today, pub. 2010). The group ranks 1st in Washington, DC, the third-busiest trademark market in the country, in both reports.

  • Recognized in Chambers USA (Band 2), Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets, District of Columbia, 2012 - 2018
  • Recognized in IP Stars, 2013 - 2015
  • Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 for Prosecution and Strategy, 2012 - 2017
  • Recognized in Legal 500, Trademarks: Non-Contentious, 2013 - 2015
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Technology Law (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2010 - 2019
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of "Washington’s Top Lawyers," 2011, 2013
  • Ranked 17th among all attorneys for trademark applications filed in the U.S., in Trademark Insider's 2009 Annual Report