Mark Partridge

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Country: USA
Email: mark[at]
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   Mark Partridge
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ICANNLogo.png Currently a member of the
GNSO's IP Constituency

Mark Partridge is an experienced attorney, author, and speaker. He is the founder of Patridge IP Law. His professional expertise includes trademarks, copyright, domain names, litigation, strategic planning, arbitration, and internet issues. He has written both articles and books on those subjects. Mr. Partridge also serves adjunct law professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. [1]

ICANN Involvement

As an expert lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property, Trademarks, and Copyright law, Mark represented the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association within ICANN, particularly the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC). He also served as a member of ICANN’s [[STI|Special Trademark Issues Committee (STI), [[IRT|Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT), and has been a member of the Nominating Committee.[2] Mark is also an ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Panelist (UDRP) for the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).[3]

Career Background

Mark Partridge started practicing as a student volunteer at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau while still studying at Harvard Law School, where he won his first appellate case. He has since become lead counsel and has successfully represented his clients in trials and appellate proceedings. After his involvement as one of the experts involved in the merger of Nabisco and RJR Reynolds, in the later 1980s, he began working with other Fortune 500 clients. He has coordinated the transfer and registration of trademarks in different countries. In the middle of the 1990s, Mark was one of the pioneers involved in the development of regulations for domain name disputes. As a panelist on WIPO UDRP Disputes, he has issued more than 150 decisions. One of the most popular rulings he made was on a case filed by Madonna. Mr. Partridge has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and a Lanham Act mediator in Illinois Federal Court. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he teaches advanced degree courses on IP Law. He is frequently invited to speak at IP-related conferences around the world.[4]


Mr. Partridge wrote books on intellectual property issues, which include: [5]

  • Guiding Rights: Trademarks, Copyright and the Internet (1983)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Oxford 2009)
  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation (Oxford 2011).

Awards and Recognition

Mark Partridge has received the following awards:[6]

  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register - AV® Rated Preemineyernt Law (2008-2010)
  • Law & Politics - An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation (2005-2010)
  • Managing Intellectual Property - Selected as a "World's Leading Trade Mark Practitioner" (2009)
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine - Selected as a "Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois" by Leading Lawyers Network (2004-2009)
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine - One of World's the Top 250 Intellectual Property Strategists (2009)
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow (2009)
  • The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2009
  • Who's Who Legal Illinois - Described Mark Partridge as having "unparalleled expertise" in Internet issues (2008)
  • Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Recognized for his "sterling" work in the food industry (2008)
  • The Legal 500 United States - "One of the firm's key figures with regards to Internet-related disputes" (2007)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association - Recognized as an AIPLA Fellow for outstanding service in the profession (2006)


Mark received his Bachelor's Degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.[7]