Mark H. Tidman

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Mark Tidman is an intellectual property lawyer with more than 25 years of experience assisting clients with worldwide portfolio management, counseling, exploitation and enforcement, primarily relating to trademarks, trade dress and branding. Fully immersing himself in the climate in which his clients operate, Mark understands how client needs can evolve as technology develops and as marketplace landscapes change, and he guides clients through the most effective courses of action to protect, sustain and strengthen intellectual property rights. His areas of concentration include trademark clearance and portfolio creation, expansion and enforcement, unfair competition, trade dress, domain names, rights of publicity, and litigation in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mark has also handled cases pertaining to patent and copyright infringement, trade secrets and rights of publicity. Mark represents a range of clients from start-ups and mid-sized companies to Fortune 100 companies.  

Mark is the firmwide chair of BakerHostetler’s Intellectual Property Group and previously served as the coordinator for the Intellectual Property Group in Washington, D.C. Mark has also served as a member of the editorial board of the International Trademark Association's Trademark Reporter.

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  • Creation and implementation of complex strategies for the introduction, development, management, enhancement and enforcement of core brand rights and large portfolios in the United States and globally. 
  • Close collaboration with in-house counsel, managers and marketing executives in relation to day-to-day management of worldwide trademark portfolios, including international clearance and registration, worldwide policing, scope of rights assessment and expansion, transactional matters pertaining to brands, rollout and protection of new marks and global enforcement.
  • Acting as lead counsel in a number of prominent federal court litigations and dozens of TTAB proceedings. 
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Experience

  • Creation and implementation of complex strategies for the introduction, development, management, enhancement and enforcement of core brand rights and large portfolios in the United States and globally. 
  • Close collaboration with in-house counsel, managers and marketing executives in relation to day-to-day management of worldwide trademark portfolios, including international clearance and registration, worldwide policing, scope of rights assessment and expansion, transactional matters pertaining to brands, rollout and protection of new marks and global enforcement.
  • Acting as lead counsel in a number of prominent federal court litigations and dozens of TTAB proceedings. 
  • Negotiation and creation of numerous licensing and co-branding structures. 
  • Serving as primary counsel in intellectual property disputes and negotiation of resolutions. 
  • Preparation and filing of a number of ICANN proceedings.
  • Responsible for thousands of trademark fillings 

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • International Trademark Association
  • European Community Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association: Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association: Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section

Services

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1997
  • District of Columbia, 1995
  • Pennsylvania, 1989

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1986