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 described in the following terms:
“Is a talented and well-liked IP specialist who is known for his work at the commercial end of the field. He is tenacious and certainly not one to give up easily." “Commentators single him out for praise on account of his ability to provide 'practical, realistic and value-oriented solutions'." – Chambers UK 2012
Identified as one of Intellectual Property’s Leading Juniors and listed 8th in the 2011 Edition of the Legal 500, he has been described as follows:
“He has ‘an exceptionally detailed knowledge of all aspects of IP’ and ‘tends to win more cases than he loses'.” “... incredibly bright and quick on his feet.” – The Legal 500 2011
Mark is currently ranked in both of the leading legal directories and continues to move up the bands. In the 2011 edition of the Legal 500 he moved into Band 2 of the leading IP juniors.
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.
- Dip Law
Intellectual Property Bar Association