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Louis J. Levy

Phone: 202-416-6748
Fax: 202-293-7783

Lou Levy has extensive experience advising clients in the areas of trademark, copyright, unfair competition, publicity rights, e-commerce, data privacy, computer security, and online and mobile advertising. Lou represents a broad range of domestic and international clients in the radio, television, software, music, telecommunications, electronics, and consumer products industries before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the National Arbitration Forum. He also represents clients in federal court on matters relating to trademark and copyright infringement, cybersquatting, and online advertising issues.

Over the course of more than 20 years, Lou has worked with clients from around the world, most notably from Latin America, Europe, and Asia. He spent four years practicing in Tokyo, Japan, where he worked closely with Japanese clients on a variety of intellectual property issues. Lou's experience gives him insight into the international legal system, and enables him to understand and productively work with a wide range of clients.

Lou is also a trained mediator. Between 2013 and 2018, he served as Chairman of the International Trademark Association’s Trademark Mediators Network, an international panel comprised of trained mediators with expertise in the fields of trademark law and unfair competition. He is certified to accept referrals for mediation from the General District Courts of Virginia, and has mediated numerous disputes on a volunteer basis for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland. Lou has also served as a contract mediator for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, where he has mediated multiple government employment and whistleblower disputes.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Lou worked as a telecommunications regulatory and policy analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he edited and regularly contributed to an award-winning U.S. government newsletter on telecommunications policy, regulation, and technology, and analyzed Soviet/Russian and Eastern European economic, political, and military affairs.

Recent Publications

  • Beer Branding: Avoiding Trouble, Securing Rights (forthcoming, Beer Pub, published by the Maryland Brewer’s Association)
  • SDNY Finds Fair Use by Media Monitoring Service, MSBA IP Section 2015 IP Law Update (June 2015)

Education

  • B.A., Northwestern University
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • M.A., Columbia University School of International Affairs
  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association