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. He 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. Lou also has represented clients in federal court on matters relating to trademark and copyright infringement, cybersquatting, and online advertising issues.
After nearly 20 years with Lerman Senter, Lou deeply values the exceptional collegiality and support the firm provides as well as the creativity, focus, and dedication of his colleagues. In recent matters, he spearheaded an effort to enforce a case of trademark infringement affecting a major media client initiative, and was able to successfully resolve the matter in the client’s favor. For the same client, he also regularly advises regarding intellectual property issues in social media, enabling the client to avoid pitfalls and consequent liability. Lou also has managed national and international trademark portfolios for media clients, helping them protect, enforce, and defend their rights.
Lou has worked with clients from around the world, most notably from Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and spent four years practicing in Tokyo, Japan, where he worked closely with Japanese clients on a variety of intellectual property issues. His 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 has mediated numerous disputes on a volunteer basis for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland. Lou has 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 was 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.