Charles M. Roslof
Charles M. Roslof, Legal Counsel
Charles M. Roslof
Lead Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
"[I]t is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." – Carl Sagan

About me

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as a legal counsel in February 2016, after having previously worked on the legal team as an intern and as the Intellectual Property & Internet Law Fellow.

I received my law degree from Harvard Law School, where I was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and a writer and performer for the law school comedy musical. I received my bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where I majored in computer science and minored in linguistics and Japanese.

Among the other things that interest and entertain me are: television, craft beer, food, sci-fi & fantasy, music, video games, and queer theory.

My work

I oversee the Wikimedia trademark portfolio, including trademark registration, enforcement, and licensing. I work with the General Counsel/Secretary to support the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. I also provide legal advice and support to Wikimedia Foundation staff working on grantmaking, fundraising, and the Wikimedia affiliate system. Occasionally, I work on copyright, licensing, and public policy issues.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

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