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Mark S. Puzella

Principal


617-368-2133
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Mark Puzella is a trial lawyer and Principal in Fish & Richardson's Boston office. His practice focuses on trademark, copyright, false advertising, and licensing disputes. He has handled numerous lawsuits in federal and state courts nationwide, and has significant experience practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also has substantial experience assisting start-up and established technology companies develop litigation strategies prior to product launch.

In 2014, Mr. Puzella appeared in The World Trademark Review 1000 for his trademark enforcement and litigation practice. As a “fantastic boost to Fish’s contentious offering”, Mr. Puzella received praise from clients for his “enviable track record on high-profile, high-value soft IP cases”. Mr. Puzella has appeared on the WTR 1000 list since its inaugural edition in 2011.

Mr. Puzella is the author of "Bing's Video Preview Feature Stretches Fair Use - But Too Far?" (MLRC Media Law Letter, June 2009), and co-author of "What's Fair in Love and War: Copyright, Fair Use and News Aggregation on the Web" (MLRC Media Law Letter, April 2009), and "News Aggregation Issues Joined, But Not Resolved: A Review of Past and Pending Litigation Worldwide" (MLRC Bulletin, September 2009).

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the International Trademark Association; Media Law Resource Center; Massachusetts Bar Association; Boston Bar Association; and American Bar Association.

Other Distinctions

The World Trademark Review WTR 1000, a peer and client surveyed listing, has identified Mr. Puzella as a leading practitioner for trademark enforcement and litigation four years in a row (2011-2014). In 2011, WTR 1000 characterized Mr. Puzella’s litigation work as “incredibly impressive” and further praised Mr. Puzella as “highly recommended” for court room work. Recently, the 2013 edition noted that clients turn to Mr. Puzella because he is “intelligent, thoughtful and client-oriented” and one who can “expertly parse through substantial volumes of information to quickly identify the crux of the matter”. In 2011, The Legal 500, another peer and client surveyed listing, identified Mr. Puzella as a “notable practitioner” who is “smart, creative, and anticipate[s] everything.” In 2012, Legal 500 reported that he “has a quick grasp on trademark law and procedure” and “can be the ‘brains’ behind a team effort.”

Mr. Puzella was also recognized as a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine (2006-2008; 2011).

Speaking Engagements

SXSW Interactive 2014 – Intellectual Property IQ: A Workshop For Artists, Developers, And Entrepreneurs, March 11, 2014.

Education

  • BA, Wesleyan University 1994
  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law 1999