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I practice in the areas of commercial & corporate law with an emphasis on intellectual property, entertainment and corporations/limited liability companies. My commercial practice includes licensing, foreign & domestic distribution, trademark and copyright registration, prosecution and litigation. My corporate practice includes selection and formation of new businesses, nonprofits, associations, asset/stock purchases and financing. I have tried, arbitrated & mediated many commercial cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
    27 years
  2. Business: 30%
    27 years
  3. International Law: 20%
    27 years
  4. Entertainment: 20%
    27 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Talis Merle Abolins

    I recently had the opportunity to resolve a business dispute with Mark, who represented one of the owners. His expertise allowed the parties to quickly negotiate and focus on the best opportunity for a reasonable out of court resolution. I highly recommend Mark to anyone needing help in the area of business law.


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  • Jenifer A Robinson

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a highly competent and determined advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

Bracepoint Law, P.S.

2775 Harbor Avenue SW
Suite D
Seattle, WA, 98126-2138


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wood BadgeBoy Scouts of America2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1973
Order of the Arrow - BrotherhoodBoy Scouts of America1972
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerBracepoint Law2013 - Present
Co-ProducerThe Periphery Project, LLC2010 - Present
Certified 39.1 NeutralU.S. District Court, W.D. Washington2008 - Present
ArbitratorKing County Superior Court2007 - Present
Co-PublisherLodestar Publishing, LLC2006 - Present
MemberInvicta Media Group, LLC2006 - Present
AttorneyInvicta Law Group, PLLC1999 - 2013
AssociateCarney, Badley, Smith & Spellman, P.S.1997 - 1999
AssociateSimburg, Ketter, Sheppard & Purdy1992 - 1997
AssociateGottesman Jones & Partners1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Ski PatrolAlpine Patroller2014 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaCubmaster Pack 7932013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scoutmaster - Troop 2822012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Copyright Society of the USAAttorney Member2006 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationBusiness Assistance Panel2005 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Corporate, Business and Banking SectionAttorney Member1999 - Present
Washington State Lawyers for the ArtsVolunteer Attorney1995 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionAttorney Member1991 - Present
King County Bar AssociationFormer Chair1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1986 - Present
Pacific Northwest Blues in the SchoolsPresident2002 - 2007
Legal Action CenterPresident2002 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Lodestar PublishingAttorneys Fees in Washington2007
Consumer Protection LawDoing Business in Washington State: Guide for Foreign Business1996
Visual Arts and Legal RightsOn the Ground at 91995
Software Export Procedures KitSoftware Export Procedures Kit1993
The King Can do Wrong: The Codification of the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity in the United States and United KingdomThe King Can do Wrong: The Codification of the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity in the United States and United Kingdom1989
Jurisdictional Survey of Tort Provisions of Washington's 1986 Tort Reform Action22 Gonzaga Law Review 47 (1986/871986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolInternational and comparative lawLL.M - Master of Laws1989
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Eastern Washington UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionThe Ten Commandments of Fee Agreements2016
Brewery and Distillery Law in WashingtonCritical Issues for Protecting Your Brewery/Distillery Brand2016
Music Law: The Basics and BeyondRights of Publicity, Trademarks and Who's Who in the Music Industry2015
LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or PartnershipUpholding Ethical Standards in Entity Formation Fiduciary Liability2015
Business Section Monthly MeetingEthics in Entity Formation2015
Practice Management Check-Up: Transforming Your Firm from Surviving toTips and Techniques for Collecting Past-Due Accounts2014
Music Law 101Intellectual Property Rights for Musicians2014
The Essential Toolkit for the Solo and Small PracticeEthical Challenges of Sharing Space with Non-Firm Members2013
How to Start Your Own Law Firm: A Step by Step ApproachInfrastructure (office systems; flow of paper and work);2013
2013 American International Toy Fair“Start Me Up” - Business structures, the game of financing start-up businesses (including the latest on crowdsourcing!), and how to prioritize legal needs and use of legal counsel to make good business decisions on limited budgets.2013
The Small Law Firm in Today's WorldAlternative Fee Arrangements2012
2012 Urban Craft UprisingIntellectual Property and Design Issues2012
2012 American International Toy FairRepresenting the Inventor - What to do When Someone Wants Your Idea!2012
Successful Succession Planning:Successful Succession Planning:2011
New Trends, Tools and Tips: Keeping Your Practice CurrentDavid vs. Goliath: How to Hold Your Own Against the Big Firms2011
The Cost-Effective Small OfficeCost-Effective Marketing2010
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsCPAs & Attorneys: Become Their Ally, Not Their Enemy2010
Intellectual Property for EveryoneRight of Publicity Issues in Video Games2010
Attorneys Fees in WashingtonAttorneys Fees in Washington2009
2009 Annual MeetingThe Interaction of Trademark Law and the Music Industry2009
WSBA Intellectual Property Section MeetingCopyright Law - Work for Hire2008
Intellectual Intellectual Property for the Non-IP AttorneyTrademark Law2008
BurleyConEntertainment Law for Artists2008
WSAE's Annual ConventionProtecting Your Organization…Protecting Yourself2007
Intellectual Property Law InstituteIntellectual Property Law Institute2006
Tax and Legal Issues of Intellectual PropertyInternational Tax Conference2002
The Best of CLE 2001Protecting IP Globally2001
International Conference - A New Persepective of Global ProportionIntellectual Property Basics2001
Intellectual Property Issues in Venture Capital TransactionsCross-Border Venture Capital Investments2000
Business Aspects of E-CommerceE-Commerce: Legal and Business Issues2000
Standard Clauses in International AgreementsDrafting International Agreements1999
International Intellectual Protecting & Marketing IP GloballyGoing Global - A Real World View of International Transaction1999
Drafting International AgreementsDrafting International Agreements1999
Designing the International TransactionDesigning the International Transaction1995
Intellectual Property in International TransactionsIntellectual Property in International Transactions1994