Mark Vincent

Principal

About

Mark is a Principal at Shelston IP Lawyers with three decades of experience. Mark is usually litigating IP disputes but his advice on licensing, commercialisation, data protection, intellectual property law and strategy, provides clients with clarity and direction, often in complex areas of both law and technology.

Experience

Mark acts for local and multinational clients in patent, trade mark, copyright and trade secret litigation matters, often advising on cross-border strategic issues.

Mark has recently represented a client in a long running, complex, multi-jurisdictional copyright and misuse of information case relating to communications technology.

Mark has also acted for clients in a number of the leading Australian Federal Court cases on for the patentability of computer implemented inventions.

Mark advises clients on anti-counterfeiting programmes which are designed to resolve infringement issues efficiently and effectively. Enforcement of rights often draws on Mark’s experience in online enforcement and dealing with intermediaries, domain names, trade marks, copyright and misleading and deceptive conduct in the online space.

Mark advises clients on strategies to protect data assets and confidential information. Mark advises companies at all stages of growth on strategies to follow in registering, managing and enforcing IP, whether trade marks, patents, copyright, data or designs.

His acknowledged expertise in the area of cloud computing and data protection is highly sought after by clients and has led to Mark being invited to speak at multiple industry events in Australia and across Asia Pacific. Mark was the only Australian representative on INTA’s inaugural Data Protection Committee. This is an international committee designed to steer brand owners through issues of data protection and to protect brand value and the value of data assets

We were pleased to get a great result for a client in a recent patent litigation matter. The client feedback represents how we would like all of our clients to feel after a long running matter:
“Thank you for your professionalism, technical expertise, commercial pragmatism and your sharp client focus throughout this matter. Your clear advice, unwavering support and tactical approach undoubtedly played a large part in securing an excellent outcome for the company and its shareholders. It was truly a pleasure working with you and the broader legal team.”

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of South Australia, Australia, 1991
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence), University of Adelaide, Australia, 1989
  • Admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 1995
  • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1995
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia, 1991
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2012

Associations

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • International Trademark Association, INTA
  • Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

Awards

  • In 2020, Doyle’s Guide listed Mark Vincent as Recommended for the category “Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers” in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards 2020 – Shelston Lawyers Shortlist for Australian Award for Contentious Patent Work, May 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 2020 – Shelston Lawyers Recommended for patent litigation 2020
  • Legal 500 2020 – Asia Pacific – Intellectual Property: “Shelston IP advises national and international clients on all types of IP assets including patents, trade marks and designs. It advises on the commercialisation of IP and is active in litigation matters; Mark Vincent is a key contact in this space and are leading a team acting for Hytera Communication Corporation on a copyright and misuse of information case against Motorola Solutions.”
  • In 2018, Doyle’s Guide listed Mark Vincent as Recommended for the category “Contentious Intellectual Property Lawyers” in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Mark Vincent Recommended in Doyle’s Guide to Leading Patent Litigators, NSW, 2017
  • Legal 500 2016 – Asia Pacific Mark Vincent was recommended for Intellectual Property Law.