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 Mark Schonfeld

Mark Schonfeld


Office Phone: 617.345.3329
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Massachusetts and the Southern District of New York


Mr. Schonfeld concentrates his practice in complex business and intellectual property litigation, especially protection of corporate intellectual property through effective methods of trademark, copyright and patent litigation.

Mr. Schonfeld has extensive experience in protecting the world's leading brand names from infringement and is responsible for the seizure of millions of dollars in counterfeit merchandise from distribution centers, retail operations and factories that manufacture counterfeit products. He is highly skilled in preventing and stopping "gray market" imports by using innovative techniques. Mr. Schonfeld has conducted software audit raids for major software companies and several of his cases have resulted in federal criminal prosecution. He obtained the first "asset freeze" order in Massachusetts in a trademark counterfeiting case. Mr. Schonfeld also serves as counsel to the Imaging Supplies Coalition, an organization formed by prominent computer companies to combat counterfeiting and unfair and deceptive trade practices affecting the computer supplies industry.


Additional Information:




  • 6/2/2016, Corporate Counsel - Rise in Customized Goods Raises IP Concerns
    Mark Schonfeld was quoted in this article about customized goods by Jennifer Williams-Alvarez.
  • 1/27/2016, The Wall Street Journal - How the Buyer Can Beware of Counterfeiters
    Partner Mark Schonfeld was quoted on how consumers can spot counterfeit products.
  • 10/1/2015, Risk & Insurance Magazine - Risks in Three Dimensions
    Mark Schonfeld was quoted in this article on 3D printing by Alex Wright.
  • 7/14/2015, Boston Business Journal - 3-D printing manufactures billable hours for Boston law firms
    Mark Schonfeld was quoted in this article on 3D printing by Greg Ryan.

Recent Articles and Publications:

What Are We Going to Do About Amazon?
Burns & Levinson Practical IP Update, May 2016

Protecting Your Rights Against Unauthorized Gray Market Sales
Burns & Levinson Practical IP Update, April 2016

Intellectual Property Practice
MCLE, January 2016
Editor: Jerry Cohen. Contributing authors: Sara Beccia, John Hamilton, Renee Inomata, Deborah Peckham, Mark Schonfeld and John Serio.

Anti-counterfeiting 2015 – A Global Guide (Chapter on United States Law)
World Trademark Review, 2015
Mark Schonfeld, Sara Beccia and Alexandra Capachietti authored the chapter on United States law in the 2015 Global AntiCounterfeiting Guide published by World Trademark Review. This article first appeared in Anti-Counterfeiting 2015 – A Global Guide, a supplement to World Trademark Review, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to

Speaking Engagements:

MDG Boston's Forum, 11.2.2016
Location: Regis College, Fine Arts Center - 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Counterfeit Medical Devices - A Threat To Your Business & Your Health

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17th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, 9.27.2016
Location: Arlington, VA
Role: Speaker
Topic: How to Effectively Collaborate with Law Enforcement Agencies & Strategic Partners to Successfully Plan, Implement, and Prosecute Seizures

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ABA Roundtable, 3.10.2016
Location: PwC Boston Office - 101 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Role: Moderator
Topic: Copyright Infringement In The Cloud: Examining the Challenges of the “Digital Storage Locker"

Cornell Club of Boston Meeting, 2.10.2016
Role: Speaker
Topic: 3D Printing, New Technologies and the Law