Mark Blankenship Jr.

Mark Blankenship Jr.

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  • Missouri
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Mark Edward Blankenship Jr. is an associate at Ott Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri. His specializations include:

- Intellectual Property Law
- Sports & Entertainment Transactions
- Arts, Music, & Fashion Licensing
- Alcohol Beverage Regulation
- Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Law
- Labor & Employment Litigation
- Business & Nonprofit Formation
- Unfair Competition & Commercial Law

During his time at Ott Law Firm, he also remotely earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.), with an emphasis in intellectual property law, at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

Before working at Ott Law Firm, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law (2019), where he served as the Operations Manager/Communications Editor for Volume 107 of the Kentucky Law Journal (the tenth oldest continually published law review in the United States), the Vice President for the UK Sports & Entertainment Law Society, and as a member for various other student organizations.

Blankenship has written legal excerpts and other scholarship for:

- Arizona State Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
- Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University
- Illinois Business Law Journal
- Kentucky Law Journal Online
- Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
- Nevada Law Journal Forum
- UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law (formerly John Marshall RIPL)
- Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law
- Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law

Prior to law school, he graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in Music (percussion emphasis), and a minor in Business. During his undergraduate studies, Blankenship performed in various ensembles and was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity of America

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Trademark Registration
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Entertainment & Sports Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Antitrust Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Missouri Bar
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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
LL.M. (2021) | Intellectual Property Law
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University of Kentucky College of Law
J.D. (2019) | Law
Activities: Sports & Entertainment Law Society Vice President Kentucky Law Journal Volume 107 Operations Manager/Communications Editor
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University System of Georgia - Georgia Southern University
B.A. (2015) | Music
Honors: magna cum laude
Activities: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Historian Jazz Combo, Wind Symphony, Southern Pride Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
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Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar  # 73123
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Articles & Publications
A Horse Walks into a Bar: Comparing Easterbrook’s Criticized Cyberlaw Analogy to the Study of Alcoholic Beverage Law & Regulation, 25 Ill. Bus. L.J. 41 (2020)
Illinois Business Law Journal (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Harry Potter & the "Chinese" Philosopher's Stone: Deconstructing Copyright Piracy Through Shanzhai, 19 UIC Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 101 (2020)
UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law
Laid to Rust: Proposing Strict Liability in Tort for Prop Firearm Injuries Following the Alec Baldwin Shooting, 7 Nev. L.J. Forum _ (forthcoming 2022).
Nevada Law Journal Forum
With Eyes to See and Ears to Beer: Navigating Multisensory Intellectual Property Rights in the Craft Beer Industry, 21 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L. 395 (2021).
Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law
Contact & Map
Ott Law Firm
3544 Oxford Blvd
Maplewood, MO 63143
Telephone: (314) 293-3756
Cell: (912) 272-3659
Fax: (314) 689-0080