Mark P. McKenna is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and privacy law. Though his core area of expertise is trademark law, he has written broadly on nearly every area of intellectual property, including utility patent, design patent, copyright, and the right of publicity. His most recent work has focused on the intersection of intellectual property rights regimes and the intersection of IP rights with adjacent rights.
McKenna joined the UCLA School of Law in July of 2021. He was previously the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the Notre Dame Law School. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and the Turin University-WIPO Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Program.
Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, McKenna was a member of the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law and practiced law with an intellectual property firm in Chicago, where he primarily litigated trademark and copyright cases. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with a degree in Economics and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2000.
In addition to various intellectual property courses, McKenna teaches Information Privacy Law and the first-year Torts class, and has previously taught Civil Procedure.