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Levine Samuel, LLP is a boutique law firm located near the United Nations at 800 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 focusing principally on publishing-related matters and Intellectual Property (copyright, trademarks, Internet, and domain name issues).
Sheila J. Levine is a publishing attorney with deep experience in the publishing industry. Her legal services include reviewing and negotiating publishing contracts, representing clients as a consulting publishing attorney for book projects, counseling on copyright issues, and reading manuscripts for invasion of privacy and defamation. She is co-author of numerous blogs on publishing, contract and copyright law on this website. Her bio can be viewed under the Partners tab. Sheila can be reached at (212) 866-5353 and by email at email@example.com
Gerald M. Levine is a consulting attorney on matters relating to intellectual property rights management, trademarks, domain names, & cybersquatting; he is a commercial and intellectual property litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He is the author of a treatise on trademarks, domain names & cybersquatting (2015), Second Edition scheduled for publication December 2018. He has published widely in print and online magazines and journals. Gerald can be reached at the main telephone number or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that attorneys should listen carefully to their clients’ issues and offer reasoned counsel and advice. You will always be working with one of the principals of the Firm and your matters will always receive our personal attention. We invite you to read our essays and find out more about us. We represent agented and unagented authors, literary agents, publishers, Internet entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, and individuals.
Nothing is more important than understanding rights and protecting interests. Traditional and self publishing authors uncertain about their rights and small businesses considering entering the cyber marketplace are at risk if they do not understand the contracts put before them or the laws applicable to their work. If you are considering engaging counsel to represent or assist you in your publishing endeavors and copyright or advising about cyber issues and trademark we look forward to hearing from you. You expect engaged principals when you retain counsel. This is what we offer at reasonable fees.
Gerald is on the National Roster of commercial and IP neutrals for the American Arbitration Association; a mediator in Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court; and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has litigation and ADR experience in the following areas:
E-Commerce and Brand Disputes
Intellectual Property (Trademark and Internet)
His treatise DOMAIN NAME ARBITRATION with a Foreword by The Hon. Neil A. Brown QC. 2015 is described at the publisher’s website <legalcornerpress.com>. Notices and Reviews can be found under the Media Kit tab on that website. A Second Edition of the treatise is scheduled for publication December 2018.
Hear Mr. Levine’s talk with Andrew Allemann, Domain Name Wire. https://domainnamewire.com/2018/09/10/udrp-podcast/
Commentaries on cybersquatting that originally appeared on udrpcommentaries.com are now incorporated on this website as are Blogs jointly authored with Sheila on publishing law, contracts and copyright. Gerald’s online essays on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting are republished on circleid.com. A full list of Gerald’s publications is available at http://www.iplegalcorner.com/resume/.