Mark Schonfeld

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3329
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits

U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Massachusetts, and the Southern District of New York

Education

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School

B.A., with honors, New York University

Mark 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.

Mark 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.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America©  - Litigation- Intellectual Property (2012-2017)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2007, 2011-2012, 2014-2016)

 Who's Who Legal USA: Trademarks

World Trademark Review 1000 — The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

Memberships

Boston Bar Association

Cornell Law School Alumni Association

  • Executive Board of Directors

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition

International Trademark Association

West Professional Development Intellectual Property Law

  • Advisory Board

International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) Advisory Board on Brand Protection

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“Protecting Your Most Precious Assets - Your IP - in a Startup World," panelist, Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, April 2017

"Counterfeit Medical Devices – A Threat To Your Business & Your Health,” speaker, MDG Boston’s Forum, November 2016

“How to Effectively Collaborate with Law Enforcement Agencies & Strategic Partners to Successfully Plan, Implement, and Prosecute Seizures,” speaker, 17th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, September 2016

“Brand Protection & Counterfeiting in the Fashion Industry,” speaker, Art and Fashion Law Society – Fashion Law Panel, November 2013

“Anti-Counterfeiting Litigation: How to Protect Brands on the Internet,” speaker, Law Firm Alliance Webinar, November 2013

“Combating Internet Piracy,” Speaker, Boston Bar Association Program, February 2013

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

"Defense Strategies In Billion - Dollar Software Copyright Cases," Intellectual Property Law360, June 2017

Contributing author, "Federal Protection of Trade Secrets: The Defend Trade Secrets Act," INTABulletin, February 2017

"Stopping the Sale of Gray-Market Medical Devices," AIPLA FDA Flash, November 2016

"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

Contributing author, "Intellectual Property Practice," MCLE, January 2016

quotes

"Virtual Retailers, Meet the Bricks and Mortar World," Corporate Counsel, December 2016

"How GCs Can Tackle The Vast Online Counterfeiting Problem," Law360, November 2016

"Rise in Customized Goods Raises IP Concerns," Corporate Counsel, June 2016

"How the Buyer Can Beware of Counterfeiters," The Wall Street Journal, January 2016

"Risks in Three Dimensions," Risk & Insurance Magazine, October 2015

Resources
Mark Schonfeld
Practices
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • IP Litigation
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • IP Transactions
  • Life Sciences
  • International
  • Schools & Colleges
Education

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School

B.A., with honors, New York University

Admissions

Massachusetts

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits

U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Massachusetts, and the Southern District of New York

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