Professorial Lecturer in Law
Mark Traphagen is the U.S. contributing author to the legal treatise Copyright Throughout the World, and has taught international and comparative intellectual property law at the George Washington University Law School and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, a consortium that includes the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. After starting his legal career with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Finnegan Henderson LLP, Mr. Traphagen represented what is now the Software and Information Industry Association in negotiations for the WIPO Copyright Treaty and Congressional enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He also advised clients about implementation and enforcement of the WTO TRIPS Agreement, and prepared submissions for the annual “Special 301” review by the U.S. Trademark Representative. Today, Mr. Traphagen is the principal of Traphagen Law PLLC, where he practices in the fields of copyright and trademark, entertainment and sports law, advertising and promotions, and privacy and data security.