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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mark Mordi comes highly recommended for his extensive experience in IP enforcement proceedings.  

Biography

Mark joined Aluko & Oyebode in 1995 and became a litigation partner with the firm in 2003.

He is a currently a partner and core member of the firm’s litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice group and is team lead in intellectual property enforcement matters, maritime and aviation matters.

In the course of his intellectual property enforcement practice, Mark represents a number of international pharmaceutical companies in intellectual property disputes. He has prosecuted several class actions, IP enforcement matters ranging from trademark infringements to unlawful interference with the performance of contracts cases for major multinational pharmaceutical companies and local manufacturing companies. In the course of these cases, he has also successfully obtained and enforced in every case, pre-emptive remedies in the nature of Anton Piller Orders, temporary restraining orders or injunctions against counterfeit producers, and parallel importers and passers-off.

Mark is involved in preparation and arguing of processes for opposition proceedings before the Trademark Registry, civil matters including contract, tort, property, and corporate disputes, as well as criminal matters, and renders anticounterfeiting advice.

Among memberships of note, Mark is a member of the anti-counterfeiting committee of the International Trademarks Association; member of the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); he is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and also an accredited mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. The Intellectual Market Place Analysis 2013 describes him as an “excellent negotiator” and a “formidable litigator”.

Mark has an LLB (honours) from the University of Benin (1988). He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.

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