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Paul C Van Slyke

Paul C Van Slyke

Hoover Slovacek LLP
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • Texas
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I use my 30+ years of legal experience and judgement to provide strategies aligned with business objectivies. My experience includes traditional trademark law, branding, label compliance, online trademarks and anticounterfeiting. I use my experience in consumer goods, retail, banking, energy, manufacturing and personal care products to provide clients with strategies and solutions aligned with their business objectives. I handle for them ltitigation, disputes, contracts, transactions, trademark registrations and clearance of the right to use brand names and company names. I use my six years experience as global head of the trademark, copyright and branding practice for a leading international law firm to counsel and assist clients in protecting and enforcing their brands in the USA and abroad. I also use this experience to review pre-release advertising campaigns and counsel musicians, entertainers and record labels in contract and trademark. In additon, I handle domain name disputes to recover domain name ownership in UDRP arbitrations. I represent personal care dealers and distributors in cosmetic labeling, FDA compliance and distributor/import agreements.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free intial 30 minute initial consulation and case evaluation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard.
  • Contingent Fees
    I charge a fee of $500 up front for case evaluation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees quoted where feasible.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 20457000
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Counsel
Hoover Slovacek LLP
- Current
Current Law firm
Managing Counsel
Van Slyke Law Firm
Locke Liddell & Sapp (later Locke Lord)
Partner in law firm
Pravel Gambrell
Arnold White & Durkee
Private practice of Intellectual Property Law and related ltigation.
Patent Agent and later Patent Counsel
Mobil Oil Corporation
While I was in law school, I worked in the Office of Patent Counsel assigned to the Field Research Laboratory. My responsibility was to render opinions on the patentability of new technologies and prepare and prosecute patent applications.
Southern Methodist University
J.D. (1969) | Law
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S. (1964) | Electrical Engineering
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Super Lawyer
Thompson Reuters
Awarded to the Top 2% of the lawyers in the state after review by fellow lawyers
Best Lawyers in America, for IP litigation, Trademark Law and Copyright Law
Best Lawyers in America
This award is based on interviews with lawyer peers and clients
Leader in the Field of Trademark Law
World Trademark Review 1000
Calling Mr. Van Slyke “a celebrated litigator” with a “formidable courtroom track record,” WTR says his defense of globally recognized brands includes a substantial anti-counterfeiting component.
Superb Attorney 10.0 of 10.0
AVVO, Inc.
10.0 of 10.0 in experience, industry recognitionm and professional conduct
Fellow, Top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows
Texas Bar Foundation
Each year, the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows (or members) of the Texas Bar Foundation. Election to the Fellows is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas. Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession as well as a commitment to the community. Once nominees are selected, each nominee must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership in the Fellows is restricted to Texas attorneys. If elected as a Fellow, one has the opportunity to join a network of top attorneys in Texas representing various ages, backgrounds, and practice areas, but all with clear agreement on the importance of professional integrity and promoting the cause of justice in Texas
AV Preimminent Rating 5.0 of 5.0 peer review rating for proficiency and ethics
rating after lawyer peer review in legal proficiency and ethics
Professional Associations
Hon. Nancy F. Atlas Inn of Court
Master of the Bench
Activities: Houston affilate of the American Inns of Court dedicated to promoting excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. Meets for dinner monthly with an educational program. Membership in the Inn of Court is by invitation only and is limited to 90 lawyers, 24 law students, 4 law professors, and 3 Federal judges. Active members are divided into ten-person teams or "Pupillage Groups" to develop and participate in programs and discussions to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills surrounding the practice of intellectual property law.
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American Bar Association
Member, Private Advertising Litigation Committee, Privacy and Information Security Committee, and Consumer Protection Committee
- Current
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International Trademark Association
Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 2001-2003 (coordinated a global team of lawyers who monitored and reported on developments in fake goods court decisions and importation practices in many global countries).
- Current
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Houston Bar Association
Member, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee,
- Current
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Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Former President
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State Bar of Texas  # 20457000
- Current
Activities: Member, Computer Technology Section
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Domain Name Arbitrator
World Intellectual Property Organization
Technology Mediator
CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Paul Van Slyke Personal Website
Contact & Map
Austin Office - By Appointment Only
823 Congress Ave. Suite 620
Austin , TX 78701
Toll-Free: (855) 552-8238
5051 Westheimer Suite 1200
Galleria Tower II
Houston, TX 77056
Toll-Free: (855) 552-8238
Telephone: (713) 735-4129