Marc H. Greenberg

Founding Director, IP Law Program

Marc H. Greenberg is a Professor of Law and the founding Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center and Program at Golden Gate University School of Law.  A member of the faculty since 2000, he teaches Intellectual Property Survey, Internet and Software Law, Intellectual Property and New Technology, and Entertainment Law in the IP curriculum.  He also teaches Contracts, Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Property, Wills and Trusts, and related courses in the general curriculum. He was the 2010-2011 Chair and has served on the Executive Board of the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and is a past co-chair of the Copyright Section of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association. He is a member of the Books Editorial Board of the IP Law Section of the ABA

Professor Greenberg received his A.B. degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley; and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While in law school he served as an Articles Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly and published the first of his scholarly works analyzing the First Amendment cases of the Supreme Court’s 1978 term.

Professor Greenberg’s scholarship has focused on legal issues pertaining to comic art, content on the Internet, obscenity law in online contexts, and copyright issues both in the U.S and in China.  In 2014 his book, COMIC ART, CREATIVITY AND THE LAW was published by Edward Elgar Publishing. In 2016, his book, COPYRIGHT TERMINATION AND RECAPTURE LAWS: GOOD INTENTIONS GONE AWRY, was published by ABA Publishing and the IP Law Section. He is currently completing a book on Fandom and the Law: A Guide to Fan Fiction, Film Art and Cosplay (ABA Publishing, forthcoming 2020). His articles have been published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, The Syracuse Journal of Law and Technology, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, and The Loyola Chicago University Journal of International Law.

Professor Greenberg is still an active practitioner providing legal services to select clients via his firm, Law Office of Marc H. Greenberg. He can be reached at mhg@marcgreenberglaw.com. or mgreenberg@ggu.edu.