MSU College of Law

John Blattner

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

John C. Blattner is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. He practices brand creation and brand protection law, including trademark counseling, clearance, registration, and maintenance both in the United States and overseas. He also has extensive experience in patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition litigation in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and represents clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review. He holds an A.B. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from American University.

J.D. 1994, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School; M.A. 1975, American University; A.B. 1974, University of Michigan

  • Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law
    (Formerly DCL 461) This course addresses current issues and developments such as the constitutional foundations and limitations of trademark protection, domain names and cybersquatting.

Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court