Mark Janis

Mark Janis

Scholar Title: Director, Center for Intellectual Property Research
Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law

Department: Maurer School of Law

Colleges / Universities: Indiana University, Bloomington


Law Building 311B
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone Number: (812) 855-1205


Mark Janis is the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Research at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He teaches courses in patents, trademarks, and other areas of intellectual property law.

Professor Janis’ publications include Trademarks and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell (2013) and he has co-authored many books on trademark law, including Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (4th ed. 2014), Trade Dress and Design Law (2010), and the treatise IP and Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles Applied to Intellectual Property Law (2nd ed. 2010). He has published numerous law review articles and book chapters on patent law, intellectual property and antitrust, trademark law, intellectual property protection for plants, plant biotechnology and intellectual property protection for designs.

Professor Janis was the recipient of the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor given to law faculty at Indiana Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana, Professor Janis was the H. Blair & Joan V. White Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. While there, he was the winner of a Collegiate Teaching Award and a Faculty Scholar Award, and the International Trademark Association (INTA) Ladas Award in 2008. From 1989 to 1995, he practiced patent law at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis.


J.D. Indiana University, 1989

B.S. Purdue University, 1986