Mark Young is Special Counsel in the London office. Mark focuses his practice on data protection, cyber security and intellectual property. He has particular expertise in regulatory compliance, legislative advocacy and online IP enforcement. Mr. Young advises global companies, particularly in the online/e-commerce, technology and pharmaceutical sectors, on all aspects of data protection and security. He also advises on associated information technology and e-commerce laws and regulations.
In addition to regulatory compliance, Mr. Young advises leading technology companies and consortia on a wide range of law reform efforts in Europe. This includes strategic advice and advocacy on EU and national initiatives, as well as references from Member State courts to the EU Court of Justice, relating to data privacy and retention, cyber security, copyright, trade marks, ecommerce, online liability, IP enforcement and software related policy.
In the IP enforcement space, Mr. Young represents rights owners in the sport, media, publishing, fashion and luxury goods industries, and helps coordinate a team of internet investigators who conduct global notice and takedown programs to combat internet piracy.