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Mark Wayne Good

Intellectual property Attorney at Gilroy, CA

4.9   10 reviews

also known as Law Office of Mark W. Good

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    35%
    Trademark prosecution and protection, Copyright prosecution and protection, and counseling to businesses regarding protection of their intellectual property.

    23 years

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Purchase and sale transactions, construction defects, partition, easements, quiet title, adverse possession, slander of title, eminent domain, title insurance claims, foreclosure actions, brokerage commission claims, and commercial lease disputes.

    23 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Commercial, Real Estate and Intellectual Property Litigation, focusing on trade secret disputes, trademark, copyright, computer and Internet law, including domain name disputes through ICANN UDRP proceedings. Real estate cases includes those involving land use, purchase and sale transactions, construction defects, partition, easements, quiet title, adverse possession, slander of title, eminent domain, title insurance claims, foreclosure actions, and brokerage commission claims

    23 years

  4. Trademark application
    10%
    Federal and State Trademark applications, enforcement and representation in Federal Court, State Court and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings

    23 years

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Location

Law Office of Mark W. Good
7415 Eigleberry Street
Suite 102
Gilroy, CA, 95020

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Peter Timewell | November 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mark is an excellent lawyer. He is detail oriented and easy to work with at the same time. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Gervaise Davis | August 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark is a great IP lawyer especially in TM matters
I have known Mark Good for most of the time he has been in law practice, starting with when I hired him as an associate in my Monterey law firm many years ago, where he handled various IP law issues and real estate disputes and related matters. He is an unusually patient lawyer to whom I sent some of my most difficult clients. When I went into semi-retirement in early 2003, he went with a firm in San Jose and now has his own successful Gilroy office. Since then I have referred dozens of TM and Copyright clients to Mark, and I have personally consulted with him as my best TM law resource in some extremely complex cases. When you have doubts about your own understanding of the IP laws, especially TM matters, ask Mark for the definitive answer. If he does not know the answer, he will admit it, and then find it for you. He is also very conscious of the cost of legal fees and bills all his cases on a very reasonable scale. In short, Mark is an excellent IP lawyer well deserving his 5-Star Excellent rating.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful in our short consultation
Mark and I spoke in a quick consultation and he was friendly and knowledgeable. We spoke about trademark law and he asked for details and pointed out several areas to help my particular project to be sure I was clear with the law. He gave several extra pointers for what to watch out for and was not pushy. He didn't bring up working together in the future, but was happy to help if the need came up again. We spoke about the use of trademarks as it relates to domain names and he brought up current issues in court and what is generally allowed and not allowed. He knows his material.
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Posted by Theresa | May 8, 2014
Go to for any Intellectual Property Counsel
His last name should be changed to Great, because Mark Good is much more than good! He has skillfully handle a variety of my intellectual property issues for the past 15 years. Whether it was about publishing, graphic arts, contract negotiation or copyright ownership, Mark Good has been most helpful. He's my rock and I HIGHLY recommend him. So call him!
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Posted by Ron | May 7, 2014
Retired real estate attorney
I consulted Mark on a neighborhood real estate dispute. After a thorough discussion of the law, facts, and practical considerations, Mark suggested a nonlitigation approach. This turned out to be excellent advice,. The matter was resolved in a manner which left the parties relatively amicable and which was much cheaper and faster than a trip to the courts. As a disclaimer, I was of-counsel to Terra Law for some years. I chose to consult Mark from the many attorneys I know because of my respect for his legal skills and judgment I saw while at the firm.
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Posted by Mark | May 4, 2014
Very Good Service
I found Mark to be very knowledgeable about ownership of Internet domain subject matter and I was impressed with his frank and candid counseling, especially encouraging me to avoid litigation. This is unusual for an attorney and I respect that. I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Tom | May 2, 2014
My Experience with Mark Good, atty at law
I'm writing to say what a good experience it was to deal with Mark. I wanted a registered trademark on a name that I had thought of for a brand of wine. Mark assured me that if it wasn't already in use he would be able to do it. He explained what was involved with filing something with the Patent and Trademark Office of the federal government and told me not to worry about anything. There were a few things that I had to do but he explained them and it was relatively quite easy. He was also able to tell me the exact cost of this so there were no surprises. The process had to follow the course and time prescribed by law but all I had to do, essentially, was wait. Mark kept me informed of the progress. Ultimately I was awarded a registered trademark for a new brand name. I'm quite happy and have absolutely no reservations about recommending him to anyone.
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Posted by Dean | May 2, 2014
Rating Mark Good
I came to Mark Good out of desperation and frustration. Mark not only gave me peace of mind, but he also resolved my case to the best possible scenario. Over the years I'v e enlisted Mark on several occasions and have found him to be the opposite of what is the common perception of lawyers. Mark has gone the extra mile for me, is extremely professional and maintains a calm presence with a dash of wit when needed. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is searching for a lawyer that is ethical beyond a doubt. Mark also gives back to his community as he is currently the president of our local school board. Mark is a real person, not your stereotypical lawyer!
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Posted by Jay | May 1, 2014
Review of Attorney Mark Good from a 14 year client
Attorney Mark Good has represented me in numerous intellectual property related matters over the last 14 years, including matters which were litigated at the highest levels of the trademark trial and appeals process. Mark Good’s representation has always been outstanding. Mr. Good has an innovative legal mind, is detail oriented and highly professional. I strongly recommend Attorney Mark Good for any person or company in need of effective counsel for intellectual property related matters.
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Posted by Pete | May 1, 2014
Lives up to his name!
Mark has been the effective legal department of my small software business for several years dealing mostly with IP issues, contracts and once with a threatened suit. I have not had need to use him much but have always been very satisfied when I have. For me his top qualities, besides his general competence, are his responsiveness and friendliness. I have had a few discouraging experiences with lawyers I have used previously so am very glad to have Mark there when I need him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Mark W. Good
  • 2019 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2014 - Present
  • Trustee
  • Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education
  • 2008 - Present
  • President
  • Gilroy Unified School District
  • 2019 - 2021
  • President
  • Gilroy Unified School District
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Terra Law LLP
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Member, Judiciary Committee
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Roberts & Elliott LLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Davis & Schroeder, PC Attorneys
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • High Technology Law Certificate
  • 2001
  • University of Phoenix
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • San Jose State Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Borden v. Marina Ridge, LLC
  • Judgment was entered in favor of the homeowners.
  • Mobywrap, Inc. v. JR Kavanagh
  • Complaint Granted; The Domain Name was transferred to Mobywrap, Inc.
  • Fiskars Brands, Inc. v. Two Point Enterprise c/o Dennis Thompson
  • Successfully Defended; Complaint Denied
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2018
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2019
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Gilroy Exchange Club
  • 1996
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Gilroy Exchange Club
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Intellectual Property Clinic Workbook
  • Procedural Requirements for Trademark
  • 2014
  • Intellectual Property Clinic Workbook
  • Registerability of Trademarks
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Clinic
  • Trademark Application Concerns
  • 2014
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Clinic
  • Registerability of Trademarks
  • 2014
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Clinic
  • Procedural Requirements for Trademark
  • 2014
  • Internet and Computer Law
  • Internet Law
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
Endorse Mark
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mark. He is detail oriented and easy to work with at the same time. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable when I have sought advice from him. "5 Stars""
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mark gets excellent results and is one of the most diligent and hard working lawyers I know. In fact I still use Mark for many matters even though we are no longer at the same firm. His knowledge of the trademark registration process is second to none."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a knowledgeable, hard-working attorney and has always exhibited a strong attention to detail. I have referred matters to him in the past and expect to do so in the future."
Trademark application Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark has a unique set of skills spanning litigation and transactional work, and his practical approach to complex issues helps ensure rapid results in contentious cases."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mark on a number of matters and have been impressed with his work on behalf of his clients. He sees the issues, and works hard to get to the desired result. He also keeps the end-goal in mind, not getting distracted by some of the ancillary issues that regularly arise in litigation. He is down-to-earth and keeps the clients informed of the pros and cons of the strategy choices available, ensuring that the clients are making an informed choice."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark provides excellent results and value for clients in need of intellectual property, trademark and copyright advice. I always think of Mark first when I need to refer a client for IP matters."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mark in association with the IP Clinic at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. Mark is focused, responsive, and knowledgeable. He knows how to work with people at all walks of life, and how to instruct individuals one on one in a manner that is easily understood. I endorse Mark as an attorney."
Trademark application Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred trademark application and protection matters to Mark for over 7 years, and all the clients I have referred have been pleased with his services."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a hard working attorney that adds value to any project. I highly recommend him for real estate litigation matters, and intellectual property transactional and litigation matters."
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