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Paul C. Van Slyke

Paul C. Van Slyke

also known as Paul VanSlyke

Practice areas:

Trademark Infringement, Trademark Application, Entertainment, Copyright Infringement, Litigation

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About Me

Houston TX Attorney who has represented the estate of Elvis Presley. He is rated in Best Lawyers in America, in Texas Super Lawyer,  5.0 of 5.0 in Martindale and 10.0 Superb by Avvo. Paul likes to represent brand owners, artists, entertainers, record labels, musicians, filmakers, authors, publishers, concert producers, game designers, and animators.  Paul consistently seeks the most expeditious and least costly solutions to client problems, resolving disputes through negotiation, whenever possible.


 


 


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Litigation: 20%
    20 years, 150 cases
  2. Copyright Infringement: 20%
    15 years, 75 cases
  3. Entertainment: 20%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Trademark Application: 20%
    20 years, 500 cases
  5. Trademark Infringement: 20%
    10 years, 275 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Hoover Slovacek, LLP

Galleria Tower II
5051 Westheimer Ste 1200
Houston, TX, 77056

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 196808/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters Corp.2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
One of the world’s preeminent lawyers in trademark lawWorld Trademark Review2014
IP Litigation, Trademark & Copyright LawBest Lawyers in America2014
IP Litigation, Trademark & Copyright LawBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
IP Litigation, trademark & Copyright lawBest Laywers in America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior CounselHooverSlovacek LLP2014 - Present
PartnerLocke Lord LLP1998 - 2014
PrincipalPravel Gambrell1987 - 1997
PartherArnold, White & Durkee, now Winston & Strawn1969 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association of Recording Industry ProfessionalsMember2015 - Present
State Bar of TexasComputer & Technology Law Section2015 - Present
Association of Media and Entertainment CounselMember2012 - Present
Houston BarAssociation,Law & the Media Committee2012 - Present
Houston Bar Assn.Entertainment & Sports Law, member2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasEntertainment and Sports Law, member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationEntertainment and Sports Law Forum, Member2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasIntellectual Property Section1997 - Present
International Trademark AssociationChair, Anti-counterfeiting, International Trademark Laws1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v. CapeceJudgement in favor of Elvis Pressley Enterprises, Inc. on appeal

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
LexologyBrand Owners Can Protect Trademarks in Trademark Clearinghouse for New gTLD Domain Names2013
LexologyFTC Updated Dot Com Disclosure Guide - How to Make Your Website, Mobile Apps, Social Media and Online Media Comply2013
Locke LordCourt Rules Website Operator Not Liable Without Specific Knowledge of Copyright Infringement,2012
LexologySecond Circuit Court of Appeal Upholds Louboutin’s “Red Sole Trademark2012
Law360 Expert AnalysisElements of a Takedown Notice After Viacom v. YouTube2012
LexologyCourt Rules Website Operator Not Liable Without Specific Knowledge of Copyright Infringement2012
Locke LordSocial Media Site Ownership - Who Controls Your Account?2012
LexologyTrademark Applicant’s Failure to Submit Written Proof of Intent to Use May Be Fatal2011
LexologyNew Court Order May Substantially Lower e-Discovery Cost in Trademark & Advertising Litigation2011
LexologyTrademark Applicant’s Failure to Submit Written Proof of Intent to Use May Be Fatal2011
LexologyStark Copyright Lesson for Software Companies in Recent First Circuit Decision2011
LexologyBetty Boop No Longer Threat to Detroit LIONS, Princeton TIGERS, or Yogi BEAR — Oh My!2011
LexolobyTexas Adopts Landmark Trademark Legislation2011
LexologyTrust But Verify' – Ronald Reagan’s Cold War Advice Applies to Trademark Licensing2011
LexologyNinth Circuit Becomes First Appeals Court to Address If Google and Bing Advertising Programs Likely to Cause Confusion2011
LexologyNinth Circuit “BETTY BOOP” Decision Threatens Sports Logo, College and Character Licensing2011
LexologyAsian Domain Name and Keyword Scams – They’re Back!2011
Texas Bar JournalTexas New Trademark Act2010
Locke Lord Client Alert“SMS Text Message” Advertisers Beware2010
Locke Lord Client AlertEssentials of Advertising & Marketing Law2010
UnknownDisparagement and Misinformation on the Internet: Litigation Remedies2001
Texas Intellectual Property Law JournalEmerging State Law Claims Prompted by Patent Enforcement2000
Houston Bar AssociationEmergency Motions and Extraordinary Relief1999
Inside LitigationTexas Trade Secret Litigation and the Restatement of Unfair Competition1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Houston Bar Association Legal SeminarTrends in Internet Litigation1999
Computer and Internet Law ConferenceProtecting Trade Secrets Under the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine1999