Mark McLoughlin is a member of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group where he focuses his practice on trademark and copyright matters. Mark counsels clients and trademark holders on trademark validity, and performs legal research on issues such as fair use, implied license, likelihood of confusion, and source designation. Mark also has experience drafting briefs and filings for District Court cases, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark interned at CBS Television Distribution, where he advised attorneys, talent, and production staff on legal matters, including the right of publicity and the single-publication rule. He also performed due diligence for current and future intellectual property acquisitions and transactions, and analyzed litigation risks of the global exploitation of intellectual property in new-media/on-demand formats by reviewing older contracts and researching case law.
Mark gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, where he assessed the strength of a price-fixing claim against a multinational corporation, drafted interrogatories and document requests in a multi-defendant suit, and researched civil procedure and antitrust questions under state and federal law. Mark also interned for Illinois Appellate Judge James R. Epstein, where he assisted in drafting portions of judicial opinions and evaluated the strength of oral arguments and their impact on rulings.
While in law school, Mark served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and as President of the Entertainment and Media Arts Law Student Association. Mark was also a member of the Transactional Lab Clinic, where he composed and edited contracts for a large financial corporation’s video and advertising group. Mark also sang in the Headnotes a capella group and in the rock band “TJ Hooper & the Learned Hands” at Michigan Law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Mark McLoughlin