K. Mark Brown
Mark Brown supports the firm’s intellectual property, alcohol beverage and employment law practices. A member of Winkler Partners since its inception in 2002, he also has experience in public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and is part of the team that successfully lobbied for legislation establishing the “unsolicited proposal” BOT model in Taiwan.
As a member of the firm’s alcohol and beverage law practice, Mark assists some of the world’s largest alcohol and beverage companies on brand protection, geographical indications, enforcement, lobbying and regulatory matters, administrative and fair trade actions, and compliance in advertising and promotions. He also has experience in trademark and domain name prosecution, enforcement and dispute resolution.
He also supports the firm’s employment law practice, which provides strategic advice to corporate clients on hiring and dismissals, contentious claims, localization of employee handbooks and policies, enforceability of restrictive covenants, as well as work and residency for foreign employees.
Mark has developed special expertise in Internet-related IP protection issues arising out of his IP and employment work. He contributes regularly to Computer Law and Security and other publications on topics such as ISP liability for infringing content and Taiwan’s new electronic privacy law.
Mark has over a decade of experience as a paralegal. He holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.