John L. Slafsky

John Slafsky is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in trademark, copyright, and advertising law.

John offers strategic advice to clients concerning advertising and promotions and also handles disputes in and out of court. Among John's counseling activities are: advising clients regarding marketing campaigns; the selection, registration, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and worldwide; copyright clearance; the handling of Internet domain name disputes; the transfer and licensing of intellectual property; and consumer protection issues. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts relating to trademarks, copyright, unfair competition, right of publicity/privacy, domain names, defamation, and consumer protection.

John has been recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also a contributing editor of The Intellectual Property Strategist.

John is a recipient of the firm's highest award for pro bono legal service, the John Wilson Award.

John previously served as deputy press secretary to U.S. Senator William Cohen.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Trademarks & Advertising, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Copyright, 4) Internet Strategy & Litigation, 5) Media, 6) Retail and 7) Consumer & Advertising
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Education Princeton University (A.B.,1987)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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