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. He assists clients in the clearance and worldwide protection of brands and copyrights. Mr. Oleksiuk litigates trademark and copyright disputes in federal courts, trademark matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and UDRP domain name arbitration proceedings. Mr. Oleksiuk provides intellectual property expertise in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, and capital markets transactions. He works with large and small clients in a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on emerging companies and technology companies. As a registered patent attorney, he also litigated patent matters relating to software and prosecuted patents prior to joining Cooley.

Mr. Oleksiuk is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and he has been appointed to serve on INTA's Parallel Imports Committee for the 2016-2017 term. At INTA's 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, he moderated a roundtable discussion regarding "Private Trademark Decisions: Online Service Providers Acting as Arbiters." Immediately following INTA's 2014 Annual Meeting in Hong Kong, he co-delivered a presentation entitled "Making Your Name on the Global Stage: How to Build and Protect Strong Trademarks Worldwide" at Cooley's China High-Growth Companies Workshops in Shanghai and Beijing. In 2013, Mr. Oleksiuk participated in Silicon Beach Fest as a panelist discussing "Legal for Startups: Building Value While Mitigating Risk."

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

Mr. Oleksiuk received his law degree 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.


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

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Bar Admissions

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