Benjamin E Marks, head of Weil’s intellectual property and media litigation practice, is nationally recognised for his expertise in intellectual property and media law. His areas of concentration include copyright, music licensing, trademark, unfair competition and First Amendment law. He represents a wide range of media companies in first-of-their-kind and other cutting-edge disputes, and he has litigated landmark cases in the areas of copyright, music licensing, ‘hot news’ misappropriation and common law misappropriation, among others. Mr Marks also serves as the co-chair of Weil’s pro bono committee and is responsible for managing Weil’s pro bono efforts around the world. In that capacity, he has represented numerous journalists, journalistic non-profit companies and advocacy organisations devoted to a free press and freedom of speech.
Mr Marks is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and a member of the advisory board of New York University’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. He previously served as a lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and he has published numerous articles on media and entertainment law issues.
Mr Marks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his JD from New York University, where he served as an editor of the New York University Law Review.