John Paul Oleksiuk, Associate

John Paul Oleksiuk is an associate in the Litigation department and a member of the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising practice group. He joined the Firm in 2011 and is resident in the  Los Angeles and San Diego offices.

Mr. Oleksiuk specializes in counseling, prosecution and litigation in the fields of trademark and copyright law. His practice focuses on the selection of company and product names, the development of comprehensive trademark and branding strategies, and the formulation of strategic approaches for the licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Mr. Oleksiuk handles domestic and foreign trademark prosecution efforts, and counsels clients on Internet, domain name and copyright issues. He also has experience handling trademark and copyright litigation matters in federal court and trademark matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Oleksiuk practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology group of Blank Rome LLP, where he handled numerous trademark prosecution matters, as well as litigation relating to trademarks, patents, domain names and copyrights. At Blank Rome LLP, Mr. Oleksiuk was selected for the firm's Pro Bono Hero award for creating and organizing a series of legal aid clinics serving low income seniors in Philadelphia.

Mr. Oleksiuk is coauthor of 2010 Trademark Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit, 60 Am. U. L. Rev. 1159 (2011).

Mr. Oleksiuk received a JD in 2008 from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, where he served on the executive board of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy and as a research assistant for trademark law professor Mark P. McKenna. He earned a BS degree in Information Science, summa cum laude, as well as a BA degree in Music, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Oleksiuk is a member of the state bars of California and Pennsylvania, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the Northern District of California, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


  • University of Notre Dame
    JD, 2008, cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh
    BS, 2005, summa cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh
    BA, 2005, summa cum laude

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  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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