Charles (Chuck) Marion primarily focuses his practice in the areas of complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation (including patent and trademark infringement cases, claims for unfair competition and breach of non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreements, and trade secret disputes), franchise litigation, securities litigation, and product liability matters. In addition, Chuck regularly advises and defends companies whose websites and mobile applications have been accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, and frequently writes and lectures on the subject.
Chuck represents corporations and individuals in a variety of industries and his intellectual property and product liability cases involve a wide range of technologies, devices, and products (both consumer and industrial). He is an experienced litigator who has tried numerous cases to verdict in various state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has also served as lead counsel in several domestic and international arbitrations, and regularly represents clients in mediations and other types of alternative dispute resolution. Chuck is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Franchise Law Committee.
Chuck understands the risk, uncertainty, disruption, and expense associated with litigation, and often counsels clients on steps they can take to reduce the risk of litigation or, if a lawsuit has been commenced, methods they can utilize and strategies they can implement to resolve the lawsuit at an earlier stage and on the best possible terms.
Outside the Firm
Chuck enjoys playing and composing music (he has played piano professionally for many years and currently plays keyboards in a classic/alternative rock band), playing tennis, doing yoga and various other types of exercise, reading history, fiction and other works, and traveling to interesting places.