Mark Engelman this year acted as one of the barristers for the estate of the late Mr Paul Allen. He was successful in defending JK Rowling and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc’s application for summary judgment, seeking dismissal of Mr Allen’s action for copyright infringement of his work “Willy the Wizard” by the publication of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.
Mark is recommended in the current editions of independent legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Mark's practice covers both contentious and non-contentious work in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, copyright, trade marks, patents, design right and registered designs, internet law, domain name disputes, pharmaceutical matters, breach of confidence, confidential information and privacy, data protection, IP licence agreements, passing off, misleading advertising, sports, media and entertainment law.
Mark’s non-contentious practice covers the drafting of sponsorship agreements, trade mark licensing agreements, publishing and authorship agreements, employee-related IP matters, mergers and acquisitions, franchise agreements, marketing agency agreements, design contracts and joint venture agreements.
Mark has experience of running businesses, having been the sole in-house counsel to Dunlop Slazenger and Head of IP for The Body Shop International Plc before joining Hardwicke. He is and has been standing counsel for a number of floated multi-national companies and SMEs, including as non-executive director of Alexander McQueen’s haute couture operation as well as Monsoon and Oxford Brookes University and Advanced Hair Studio, to name a few.
Mark was appointed to the Bench of Gray’s Inn in 2009.
Intellectual Property Bar Association