Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Partner - IP Solicitor

Mark is an experienced IP lawyer advising on both contentious and non-contentious issues across the full gamut of IP rights.

Mark joined Potter Clarkson in 2021 to head up the firm’s London litigation & licensing team. His clients range from multi-nationals to start-ups and individuals, but all appreciate his clear, commercially focussed, advice.

Mark has represented clients before the Court of Appeal, the High Court and IPEC. However, much of Mark’s work has an international focus and he has strong experience of ‘quarterbacking’ international disputes. His recent contentious experience includes preparing a global litigation and commercialisation strategy for an entrepreneur in the telecommunications security space, assisting an innovative Chinese consumer goods client with enforcing its UK patent portfolio as part of a wider European strategy and supporting a national retail company against accusations of patent infringements against a notorious and well-funded NPE in the lighting space.

Mark’s experience spans several sectors including software, telecoms, life-sciences, FMGC, travel, retail and the creative industries. He has significant non-contentious experience in the above sectors, and, since joining Potter Clarkson has worked in tandem with clients (often collaborating closely with the firm’s leading patent and trade mark attorneys) to ensure the contractual nexus around their IP best supports their commercial and developmental goals.

Mark regularly speaks on IP issues and runs a termly pro bono clinic for students and alumni of the Royal College of Art.



Disputes, licensing, creative industries, sports, fashion, retail 


Mark studied politics and history at the University of York. He studied the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course on a part-time basis to allow him to look after his (then) young family. He qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and subsequently completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice at Oxford University.


BA (Joint Hons), GDip, PGDip 


Outside of work Mark enjoys food, wine and books, often at the same time. Despite this he also plays badminton.

Mark is a trustee of Something to Aim For, a charity ‘devoted to public health and (re)building social fabric by harnessing the playfulness and innovation of creative industries’.


If you leave something with him, you can be sure it’s in safe hands and you can expect to get it back in as good as shape as it could be." Legal 500, 2021