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Mark Goodwin Partner


Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney

Mark Goodwin

Mark Goodwin is an honours graduate in chemistry.  Mark joined Wilson Gunn in 1988 and qualified as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 1992. He became a partner in the firm in 1994 and handles the international intellectual property portfolios of a number of domestic and multinational clients.

Over the years, Mark's patent practice has covered a diverse range of technologies, and he has extensive experience in patents relating to polymer chemistry, surfactants, textiles, filtration, paper-making and confectionery, including chewing gum.  Mark has a broad knowledge of patent prosecution before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office and in overseas jurisdictions, and he deals regularly with contentious matters such as patent infringement and validity proceedings, often co-ordinating sizable teams of professional staff.  He has considerable expertise in direct advocacy work before the European Patent Office at all levels, including proceedings before the Technical Boards of Appeal.

In addition to patents, Mark advises on a range of trade mark, copyright and design issues, is qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. Mark's trade mark practice encompasses a range of non-contentious and contentious matters in the UK, EU and further afield.

Mark is a former Chair of the North West Group of the Licensing Executives Society (Britain & Ireland).  He is a past contributor to the text European Patents Sourcefinder and has tutored on the Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg training course for European Patent Attorneys.

According to Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook, Mark is “heavyweight, experienced and commercial” and “provides the strategic vision that keeps the firm ahead of the game”.

Mark is also mentioned in The Legal 500, where he is described as a “stellar operator”.

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