Background and History
Mr. Stein dedicates his practice to patent, trademark, copyright, computer and internet law. He assists clients with trademark and copyright acquisition and counseling, intellectual property litigation and transactions and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Stein has litigated, arbitrated and mediated cases in all areas of intellectual property law, including, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trademark counterfeiting, copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, federal trademark dilution, trade secrets violations, restrictive covenants, tortious interference, licensing and franchising, domain name disputes and a variety of intellectual property matters involving computers and the Internet. Mr. Stein has also counseled clients on trademark, copyright, trade secret and computer and Internet law issues and has provided guidance on documenting and protecting trade secrets, developing and protecting computer software and protecting trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property assets. Mr. Stein has represented clients on numerous intellectual property matters ranging from assisting one of the founding members of the rock band FOGHAT in protecting the band name, to helping clients establish programs to protect and enforce their trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. Mr. Stein frequently serves as a mediator in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising and related cases. He regularly lectures on a variety of trademark, copyright, trade secret and Internet and computer law subjects.
Mr. Stein is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator. He regularly serves as a mediator in all types of patent, trademark, copyright, computer and internet law cases and is a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Trademark Mediators
Mr. Stein is an active member of the International Trademark Association and is a member of the Internet Committee’s Legal Resources and Communications Subcommittee and is the former chair of the Social Media and Mobile Application Education subcommittee and a former member of the Government Officials Education and Training Subcommittee. Mr. Stein is also active in The Florida Bar. He is a member of Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and is the Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee. He is the Past Chair of the Section’s Pro Bono Committee and of the Section’s Intellectual Property Committee and was an inaugural member of the Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee. He is also a member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Technology. Mr. Stein has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Holland Law Center, he is a Past Member of the Board of Directors and Past-Chair of the Youth Commission for Temple Menorah, Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami and the Past Chair of the Business Outreach Committee for the Dade County Bar Association.
Mr. Stein graduated with high honors from Florida State University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) in 1985 and received his law degree from the University of Florida in 1989. Following graduation, Mr. Stein went to work as a commercial litigator for Kozyak, Tropin, Throckmorton & Humphries and then for Mitrani, Rynor & Gallegos. In 1995, Mr. Stein joined Lott & Friedland, P.A. where he became a shareholder and practiced exclusively Intellectual Property law for fifteen years. He joined Higer Lichter & Givner, LLP as a partner in 2010 and established MARKSTEINLAW on January 1, 2015.