William E. Levin
William E. Levin Attorney At Law

William E. Levin

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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1979

Classes & Seminars

  • Trademark Workshop Leader and Speaker, Annual US/Canadian Meeting of Licensing Executive Society, Toronto, Canada, 1987
  • Program Materials Editor, Fundamentals of Intellectual Law Practice Before Agencies, Courts and in Corporations, American Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, Second Annual Continuing Education Program, Washington, DC, 1987
  • Visiting Instructor, Trademark Law Class, San Francisco State University, 1986
  • Annual Meeting of IACC, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Orland, Florida, 1984
  • Moderator, United States Trademark Association's Roundtable, San Francisco, 1986
  • Speaker, Trademarks & Patent Protection: The Nuts & Bolts for Sports Products and Companies, SuperShow, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988
  • Moot Court Judge, Giles Rich Moot Court Competition, University of San Francisco Law School, 1985
  • Speaker, Trade Dress Protection (MCLE), Orange County Patent Law Association

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of William E. Levin, Irvine, California, 1992 to 1996
  • Goldstein & Phillips, San Francisco, California, Of Counsel, 1988 to 1991
  • Cooper, White & Cooper, San Francisco, Partner, 1987 to 1988
  • Flehr, Hohbach, Test, Albritton & Herbert, San Francisco, California, Partner, 1987
  • Flehr, Hohbach, Test, Albritton & Hebert, San Francisco, California, Associate, 1982 to 1987
  • John Cyril Malloy, P.A., Miami, Florida, Associate, 1979 to 1982
  • Shevin, Shapo & Shevin, P.A., Miami, Florida, Law Clerk, 1977 to 1979
  • Professor David Ladd, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, Moot Court and Research Assistant, 1977 to 1978
  • Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Law Department, Tampa, Florida, Courtroom Clerk, 1974

Published Works

  • Judging Likelihood of Confusion in US, Trademark World Trademark World, November, 1986
  • The Trademark Reporter (Editorial Reporter), Publication of the United States Trademark Association, 1987-1988
  • Trademark World (Editorial Board), an International Trademark Magazine, 1986-1989
  • Judging Likelihood of Confusion in the United States, Trademark World (Japanese Edition), November 1986 Issue, Part I,
  • Judging Likelihood of Confusion in the United States, Trademark World (Japanese Edition), January 1987 Issue, Part II
  • San Francisco Attorney Magazine (Editorial Committee), 1986-1989
  • What's In a Name, Music to My Ears, San Francisco Attorney, 1987
  • On the Area (Code) of Phone Marks, Remarks, United States Trademark Association, Volume 5, No. 3, November, 1992
  • Second Annual Continuing Education Program, Fundamentals of Intellectual Law Practice Before Agencies, Courts and in Corporations, (Program Materials Editor), American Bar Association, Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright, Washington, D.C., March 19-20, 198
  • Trade Dress Protection, Westgroup, 1996

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Chairman, IP Law Student Committee, 1987 to 1988
  • San Francisco Patent and Trademark Law Association, Chairman, TM Committee, 1984 to 1985
  • San Francisco Bar Association Barristers Club, Program Organizer, Plaintiff's Counsel, Mock Temporary Restraining Order Hearing, 1986
  • San Francisco Patent, Trademark Law Association, Program Organizer,, Plaintiff's Counsel, Mock Temporary Restraining Order Hearing, 1985
  • San Francisco Patent and Trademark Association, Chairman, Trademark Committee, 1984
  • Institute for Jewish Law, San Francisco, Member, Advisory Committee, 1984 to 1987
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Chairman, Mexican Task Force
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, Federal Court Committee
  • American Bar Association, Committee Chairperson and Program Editor,, Section of Trademark and Copyright
  • Orange County Patent Law Association, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Member, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Los Angeles Complex Inns of Court, Member, Executive Committee, 1994
  • State of California, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 1987
  • Trademark Reporter, Editorial Board
  • Trademark World, Editorial Board
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Co-Founding Partner

Practice Areas

  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade dress
  • False advertising
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secrets
  • Intellectual property law
  • Litigation matters

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Honors

  • Marquis' Who's Who in the West
  • Marquis' Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis' Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis' Who's Who in America
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lead Trial Counsel, Trovan Ltd. vs. Pfizer Inc. ($143 Million Verdict-Largest Trademark Jury Verdict in the World)

Representative Cases

  • A.T. Cross Co. v. Cross Electronics, Inc., 1981 WL 61264, 1981, S.D.Fla., 1981019298
  • Carol Cable Co., Inc. v. Grand Auto, Inc., 1987 WL 14544, 1987, N.D.Cal., 1987094820
  • CPC Intern., Inc. v. Albury Sales Co., Inc., 504 F.Supp. 549, 1980, S.D.Fla., 1981103043
  • Fimab-Finanziaria Maglificio Biellese Fratelli Fila S.P.A. v. Helio Import/Export, 601 F.Supp. 1, 1983, S.D.Fla., 1985103907
  • Fimab-Finanziaria Maglificio Biellese Fratelli Fila S.p.A. v. Kitchen, 548 F.Supp. 248, 1982, S.D.Fla., 1982142091
  • Kransco Mfg., Inc. v. Markwitz, 656 F.2d 1376, 1981, C.A.9 (Cal.), 1981138389
  • Minuteman Press Intern., Inc. v. Minute-Men Press, Inc., 1983 WL 51917, 1983, N.D.Cal., 1983017537
  • Wing Industries, Inc. v. Korach, 1981 WL 48203, 1981, S.D.Fla., 1981019027
  • Kelley Blue Book v. Car-Smarts, Inc., 802 F.Supp. 278, 1992, C.D.Cal., 1992169199