A Premier Southern California Intellectual Property Law Group
Levin & Dicterow is based in Laguna Beach, California. One of the firm’s co-founder, nationally recognized attorney William E. Levin, provides legal services exclusively in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition, trade secrets, and related intellectual property law and litigation matters. Mr. Levin is the author of a comprehensive trade dress treatise, Trade Dress Protection (2d edition), making him one of the leading authorities in the field of trade mark and trade dress law.
Levin & Dicterow serves the needs of multinational corporations and individual inventors, designers and entrepreneurs alike. The firm is capable of handling complex litigation matters, while its small size makes it eminently user-friendly, flexible, and able to move quickly. We work with large and small companies, and act as co-counsel, trial counsel, consultants, or expert witnesses, to other law firms and their clients. We rarely have any conflicts that prevent us from acting on your behalf. We have obtained one of the largest jury verdicts in trademark cases in the world, $143 million (later set aside), and have settled trademark cases for millions of dollars. Our firm is creative, strategic, aggressive, and hard-hitting when it counts, and we are used to large stakes litigation.
Levin & Dicterow has represented clients in litigation, and non-litigation matters, in a wide range of industries including: apparel, architecture, automotive, banking, biotechnology, communications, education, jewelry design, furniture, food and beverage, healthcare , hotel, manufacturing, medical devices, security, software and sporting goods. The law firm is also adept in arbitration, mediation, and other methods of dispute resolution.
At Levin & Dicterow, we understand the critical importance and value of protecting innovative ideas. We should…after all, we wrote the book on Intellectual Property Law.
Levin & Dicterow and/or Mr. Levin’s clients at previous law firms have included: American Airlines, American Express, Bank of America, the British government, the Coca-Cola Co., Dial Soap, Fila, Foster Farms, Gibraltar Savings & Loan Assoc., Hansen’s Beverage Co., Hard Rock Café, Izod, Kaiser-Permanente, Laura Ashley, McKesson Corp., the San Francisco Chronicle, See’s Candies, Sony, Sonoma Mission Inn, The Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters, Safeway Stores, See’s Candies, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Thompson-Brandt, Unilever, Wells Fargo Bank, Winterland Productions, and Wrangler Jeans, among others.