Gene Markin is a Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups where he concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters involving copyright protection and infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement and enforcement, trade secret litigation, false advertising, domain name disputes, unfair competition, class actions, fraud and consumer fraud, shareholder and partner disputes, breach of contract, RICO actions, and state licensing agency appeals .
Mr. Markin represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of intellectual property litigation in federal district courts, appellate courts, and state courts. Mr. Markin also represents trademark owners and challengers in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as well as in domain name disputes in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaints before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and in other country-specific proceedings.
He also has extensive experience litigating multi-million dollar construction defect cases involving faulty workmanship and negligent installation of exterior building envelope components. Successfully prosecuting and defending claims arising out of negligent construction, breaches of fiduciary duty by sponsor-appointed board members, violations of the New Jersey Condominium Act, the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the Contractor’s Registration Act, and the New Jersey Home Improvement Practice Regulations, Mr. Markin has substantial experience dealing with a multitude of complex insurance issues that arise in litigation, including policy interpretation and analysis, liability coverage disputes, and declaratory judgment actions.
While attending law school, Mr. Markin was a member of the Drexel Law Review as well as the Drexel Law National Trial Team and competed in several competitions across the country. He was also honored with the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy.