Mark R. Leonard
Mark is Of Counsel to Davis & Leonard LLP and his practice is focused advising on trademark and copyright registration, general intellectual property counseling, e-commerce, licensing, and litigation in the areas of trademark and copyright infringement, computer intrusion, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and ICANN Internet domain name disputes.
Mark is a former officer of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section (“IP Section”), serving as Secretary for 2011, Vice-Chair in 2012, Chair in 2013, and Immediate Past Chair in 2014. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the IP Section’s Legislation Interest Group, and Chair of the IP Section’s Trademark Interest Group. Mark was named a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2009, 2010, and 2011, a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2012 – 2015, and a Sacramento Magazine Top Attorney in 2015.
Prior to practicing law, Mark worked in government at the federal and state levels as a legislative staff member and spokesperson and in the public relation field where he specialized in media relations and crisis communications training.
B.A. Political Science, cum laude, and B.A. History, cum laude, University of California Irvine, Phi Beta Kappa (June 1993)
J.D., with concentration in Intellectual Property, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California (May 2001), 2001 Witkin Award in Copyright Law