Mark Mordi, SAN
Mark is a seasoned litigation lawyer who is happy to bring the full weight of his experience and skill to bear on client briefs to bring about the best solution.
Mark is renowned for his representation of major consumer products and pharmaceutical companies in IP litigation matters, including contentious patent and trademark mandates. Industry participants describe him as a "very passionate lawyer," with one interviewee commenting: "I rate him very highly in IP enforcement." - Chambers Global 2021
In addition to being a core member of Aluko & Oyebode’s litigation and dispute resolution team, Mark has successfully carved a niche for himself in Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement matters, as well as negotiating out of court settlements in favour of clients in this area. In the course of his IP enforcement practice, Mark represents a number of international pharmaceutical companies in IP disputes. He has prosecuted several class actions, IP enforcement matters ranging from trademark infringements to unlawful interference with the performance of contracts cases for major multinational pharmaceutical companies and local manufacturing companies. In the course of these cases, he has also successfully obtained and enforced in every case, preemptive remedies in the nature of Anton Piller orders, temporary restraining orders or injunctions against counterfeit producers, and parallel importers and passers-off.
Mark is involved in the preparation and arguing of processes for opposition proceedings before the Trademark Registry, civil matters including contract, tort, property, and corporate disputes, as well as criminal matters, and also renders anti-counterfeiting advice. He has represented a wide range of clients ranging from multinational corporations to private companies, partnerships and individuals. His area of specialisation includes admiralty matters, commercial litigation, arbitration and general civil litigation matters.
- Nigerian Law School, BL, 1989
- University of Benin, LLB, 1988
- In 2021, he was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) (the Nigerian equivalent of a Queen’s Counsel)
- International Bar Association
- Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators