Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna

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Professor of Law
Notre Dame Presidential Fellow

Office: 3120 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-9258

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Areas of Expertise

Intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright, and the right of publicity, and torts

Mark P. McKenna teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property. He is widely recognized as a leading scholar in the trademark area, having published articles in leading law journals on the topic of trademark law. McKenna has also written about copyright law, the right of publicity, and the intersection of intellectual property rights regimes. Some of his latest projects deal with concerns about intergenerational equity in intellectual property and the role of the placebo effect in intellectual property policy.


CNET — In Apple patent spat, Samsung rides a new wave of support

The New York Times — U.S. Appeals Court Says Government Cannot Censor Offensive Trademarks

Buzzfeed — 9 Cheeky Weed-Based Logos That Will Get Copyright Lawyers High

Daily Mail—’People thought it was Banksy’: Comedian Nathan Fielder reveals the REAL story behind his Dumb Starbucks prank

Forbes—Aereo Loses Big As Supreme Court Calls It Equivalent To Cable TV

Slate—The Limits of the Supreme Court’s Technological Analogies

CBS News—Supreme Court deals severe blow to Aereo

The Guardian—US patent office strips Washington Redskins of ‘offensive’ trademarks

Financial Times—Tech groups’ courtroom victories on smartphone patents lead nowhere

Financial Times—Apple and Google settle patents battle

USA Today—Apple-Samsung legal outcome won’t likely end feud

The Wall Street Journal—Apple’s Win in Court Won’t Hurt Samsung or Android

CNN/Fortune—Apple-Samsung jury splits the baby: The experts weigh in

The Guardian—Should Apple finally call time on smartphone patent wars?

CNBC—Apple vs Samsung: Why this trial will be harder for Apple

Associated Press Video—Jury selection begins in Apple-Samsung case

Associated Press—Jury selection begins in Apple-Samsung case

Associated Press—Choosing jury in Apple-Samsung case may be hard

Associated Press—Apple and Samsung head to court again

The New York Times—Apple’s War on Samsung Has Google in Crossfire

TIME—Apple Wants $2 Billion from Samsung, but the Real Target Is Google

The Guardian—Apple sues Samsung for $2bn as tech rivals head back to court

CNN Money/Fortune—Apple v. Samsung II: What the pundits are saying

Forbes—Lexmark May Be Liable For Attacking Printer-Cartridge Rivals, Supreme Court Says

New York Daily News—‘Dumb Starbucks,’ brainchild of Comedy Central star, shut down by health inspectors

Associated Press—TV Comedian Behind ‘Dumb Starbucks’ in Los Angeles

NBC News—‘Dumb Starbucks’ Prank Shut Down By L.A. Health Department

USA Today—Starbucks responds to Dumb Starbucks in L.A.

USA Today—Apple gets $290M in Samsung patent dispute

Forbes—Apple Gets $290.5 Million In Damages From Samsung In Patent Penalty Review — But It’s Not Over Yet

Businessweek—Google, MGM, Papst Camera, Avatar: Intellectual Property

The Guardian—Samsung says $52m, not $380m, is owed for Apple patent infringement

Bloomberg—Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Digital Books Project

Crain’s New York Business—uFaker app turns consumers into detectives

NPR—Court: Reselling Books Bought Abroad Isn’t A Copyright Violation

USA Today—Colin Kaepernick defends move to protect personal brand

ESPNNFL pressures man over trademarks

Gulf News—Reviving brands that aren’t forgotten such as Clearly Canadian

Wired—The Apple-Samsung Court Battles Expand to iPhone 5, Galaxy S III

Wired—Report: HTC Paying Apple up to $8 per Phone

USA Today—Samsung to fight Apple’s motion to ban smartphones

Washington Post—Samsung shares fall after Apple verdict

CNN Money—Apple vs. Samsung: Three possible outcomes

Associated Press—Apple jurors grappled with complex patent issues

Reuters—With Samsung win on Galaxy Tab, judge may reconsider U.S. ban

Bloomberg/Businessweek—Apple-Samsung Jury Foreman Says Google E-Mail Persuasive

Wired—Should Google Be Running Scared From Apple?

USA Today—Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned

Fox News—Apple verdict could alter future of tablet, phone design

Computerworld—Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions

New York Times—Who Owns Crimson and White?

Slate—Kohler Co. steamed over Arizona firm’s name Salon school makes change to avoid trademark suit