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Thank you for viewing my profile. I practice technology law and intellectual property law, including trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, due diligence, copyright law, and software licensing.

Prior to starting my office, I was Senior Corporate Counsel for a large software company where I was in charge of global intellectual property.

If you have any questions about the information here, please feel free to call me at 312-263-0570 or visit my website at www.mshtechlaw.com.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Internet: 20%
    17 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    17 years
  3. Trademark: 20%
    17 years
  4. Trademark Application: 20%
    17 years
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($395/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Haines Meyer

    Marcus Harris is the only attorney in Chicago that I trust to refer clients for trademark and copyright matters. I have known Marcus since law school and personally observed his brilliance and outside the box thinking in complex matters. Look no further than Marcus no matter how simple or complex your legal issue may be.

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  • Peter Ordower

    I have worked with Marc Harris on several occasions and found him to be a thorough, careful attorney with a very solid knowledge of intellectual property law and a pragmatic approach to problem solving. I would have no hesitancy entrusting a matter to him.

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    Peter Ordower Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

10 S. Lasalle Street Suite 3500
Chicago, IL, 60603-1025

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMarcus Stephen Harris LLC2006 - Present
N/ASSA Global Technologies, Inc.2004 - 2006
N/ASAP America, Inc.2001 - 2004
N/ADraughon Professional Association1999 - 2000
N/AUnited States Copyright Office1998 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Information Technology Association Member2007 - Present
International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)Member2007 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2007 - Present
Technology Executives ClubMember2006 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bare Escentuals, Inc. v. Kirsten Kjaer Weis; Opposition No. 91173460 (TTAB)Withdrawn
LIVE IN LOVE INC. d/b/a FAMILY LABELS v. LAURA SHEPPARD d/b/a SIGNS OF AFFECTION; Cancellation No. 92044526 (TTAB)Settled
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property BulletinAvoiding Pitfalls When Purchasing or Licensing Trademark Rights2007
Intellectual Property BulletinThink You Own Your Website? Think Again.2007
Intellectual Property BulletinDesign Piracy Protection Act2007
Intellectual Property BulletinNon-Traditional Trademarks2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of New MexicoEnglishBA1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Talk RadioSoftware and Technology Update With Marcus Stephen Harris2011
Law Talk RadioMarcus Harris and Laurel Bellows on Avoiding Employee Transition Pitfalls2011
Law Talk RadioOpen Internet Order and the FCC2011
Law and Money Talk RadioTechnology Law Forecast2011
Software Licensing Seminar Series - Revenue RecognitionRevenue Recognition2010
Distribution Solutions Council (DSC)Using The Software License Negotiation Process as a Competitive Differentiator2008