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Harley Lewin , owner of LewinConsult LLC., specializes in counseling clients and implementing strategies to protect their assets throughout the World. He is known globally as a top flight strategist, litigator, negotiator and transactional counselor in the realm of intellectual property. Mr. Lewin was just awarded the status of “AV PreEminent” by Martindale Hubbel, the most trusted name in attorney rankings and peer evaluation in the World. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services.

Harley Lewin has been admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for decades. He has also been admitted Pro Hac Vice in most Federal Districts in the United States. He has testified as an expert witness in a number of trial matters and works routinely with governments and law enforcement officials in the United States. Because of a desire to focus services without administrative costs he has organized a consultancy rather than a law office located in Portland, Maine. After 40+ years in New York, moving to Maine afforded. Mr. Lewin time to engage in his second passion, skiing and his third, kayaking, in addition to working with clients as described above.

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  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1969)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1966)
  • Political Science and Government
New York

  • Bar Association, United States Supreme Court
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Member, Anti-Counterfeiting & Enforcement Committee, North America Subcommittee, 2004–2005
    • Chair, Customs Presentations Subcommittee of the Task Force on Counterfeiting Education, 1993
    • Chair, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, 1991–1992
  • Member, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Committee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
  • Member, AIPPI (Associations Internationale Pour La Protection of Industrial Property)
  • Participant, PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group)
  • Member, ASIP (Inter-American Association of Industrial Property)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Association of N.Y. State Bar Association
  • Invited Panelist: UBIC Seminar: International Litigation and Anti-Counterfeiting; Seoul Korea, 2010
  • Member, International Bar Association, 2010–2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated 5.0 out of 5 (INTA)
  • World Trademark Review 1000
    • World’s Leading Trademark Professional, 2016–2018
    • Anti-Counterfeiting, National, 2011–2018
    • Enforcement and Litigation, New York, 2011–2018/li>
  • Lexology Award 2013 – Recognized for Excellence in Client Service: Intellectual Property – Designs and Trade Secrets for New York
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Who’s Who Legal; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2002–2004
  • An International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2001–2004
  • Harley defended one of the largest beverage companies in the United States in a trade dress action involving can graphics in the energy drink sector.
  • Harley represented a U.S. footwear company in connection with an investigation and criminal and civil proceedings regarding illegal imports and seizure of over $2.5 million in counterfeit merchandise.
  • Harley coordinated a three-country Customs effort in Latin America to interdict flow of counterfeit goods.
  • Harley conducted multi-district litigation for multiple watch brands, obtaining a $4.5 million contempt judgment, seizing over 800,000 watches and $1,000,000 in cash, and breaking four global organizations.
September 25, 2017
The Ever-Changing Paradigm Shift in the Sale of Counterfeit Goods
The Trademark Lawyer

June 1, 2017
How to Combat Counterfeiting
World Trademark Review – Roundtable

September 12, 2016
In Luxury Fashion, The United States Is a Pirate
New York Law Journal

February 1, 2015
Online Brand Enforcement – A New Strategy for Protecting Luxury and Fashion Brands in the Digital Space
World Trademark Review

October 1, 2014
Shining a Light on the Darknet
World Trademark Review

October 1, 2013
Understanding the Challenges and Nuances of Defending Intellectual Property Rights in China
Aspatore Books, Thompson Reuters

September 2, 2013
Staying Safe in the Social E-Revolution: Tips for Your Business
Intellectual Property Magazine

October 23, 2012
How They Won It: McCarter Saves Louboutin’s Soles in Law360 Profile

December 1, 2011
When Doing Business In China, Hire A Seasoned Practitioner!
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

March 1, 2011
One Perspective on Anti-Counterfeiting: From T-Shirts in the Basement to Global Trade
The Trademark Reporter, 100th Anniversary Edition


I serve the best service

Intellectual Property

After engaging in IP practice in over 70 countries in every level, Mr. Lewin has a unique wealth of knowledge. He now brings all of that to center stage on behalf of is unique and carefully selected clients. Lewin is all about common sense remedies to problems but is equally willing to engage in a bare knuckle effort if needed.

Having litigated hundreds of cases in all of the Federal Districts in the United States with groundbreaking results he knows best how to avoid taking a client down that road if possible.


I assist clients with all legal aspects of the protection and management of creative works. I have decades of experience helping entities of all sizes develop and implement institution-wide strategies for copyright materials and in securing our clients’ rights to critical IP assets. As part of Intellectual Property Group, the copyright team brings an individualized approach to each matter to secure the best results.

IP Transactions

Mr. Lewin  helps  clients get the best results from all major transactions involving valuable IP assets. Our team combines legal experience, advanced technical training and in-depth knowledge of how deals are made to help our clients achieve their goals in every transaction. Our team is a critical asset at every stage of development of a new venture.


Mr. Lewin  have helped clients manage their trademark assets across industries and media. Our team understands the multi-faceted considerations that go into an entity’s management of its trademarks, service marks and trade dress. We assist clients in navigating the complexities of protecting and capitalizing on their “brand” and other unique assets wherever and however they may appear.

Trade Secrets

Mr.Lewin’s attorneys understand the importance of client’s internally-held information. Our team has helped companies and institutions of all sizes put in place effective policies and programs to secure confidential information within their entity. Sensitive, internal information is just as important an asset as the inventions, trademarks and creative works our Intellectual Property Group has protected for decades.


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