Law Office of Mark W. Good
MARK W. GOOD
Mark W. Good is the Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Mark W. Good. Mark’s area of practice is primarily in the fields of intellectual property, real estate and business litigation, focusing on trade secret disputes, trademark, copyright, computer and Internet law, including domain name disputes in ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) administrative proceedings, and counseling to businesses regarding protection of their intellectual property and entertainment law.
His experience with real estate cases includes those involving land use, purchase and sale transactions, construction defects, partition, easements, quiet title, adverse possession, slander of title, eminent domain, title insurance claims, foreclosure actions, brokerage commission claims, partnership dissolutions, and commercial lease disputes. Mr. Good has also represented public sector employees in employment disputes, and government subcontractor employees involving issues of Top Secret clearance.
Mr. Good started this firm after retiring as a police sergeant, during which time he supervised investigations, police reserves and the tactical team. Mr. Good is currently serving his fifth term as an elected member of the Gilroy Unified School District Board of Education, having served as its President in 2013-2014, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021. He is the longest serving board member in the history of the District. Prior to starting this firm, he was a Partner with Terra Law LLP in San Jose, the boutique Intellectual Property law firm of Davis & Schroeder in Monterey, and worked at Roberts & Elliott LLP, starting its Intellectual Property law section.
Mr. Good is an adjunct professor of law at Lincoln Law School and a founding member of the Intellectual Property Clinic at Lincoln Law School in San Jose, California. The IP Clinic is the first patent and trademark clinic in Silicon Valley, and is one of only 18 patent and trademark clinics nationally.
Mark Good was named as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2023 in addition to being previously selected as a Rising Star in California in 2012. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers receive this honor.
The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
J.D. – 2001
Major: Certificate in High Technology Law
University of Phoenix
M.A. – 1996
Major: Organizational Management
San Jose State University
B.A. – 1982
Major: Criminal Justice Administration
Procedural Requirements for Trademark, Intellectual Property Clinic Workbook, 2014
Registrability of Trademarks, Intellectual Property Clinic Workbook, 2014
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012
Northern California Rising Stars, 2012
Police Officer of the Year, Gilroy Exchange Club, 1996
Police Officer of the Year, Gilroy Exchange Club, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Board Member, Santa Clara County Peace Officers Association
Board Member, Blue Knights, California XXII Chapter
Gilroy Elks Lodge, #1567, Scholarship Committee Chairman
South Valley Lodge, #187