Marina
Lewis

About Marina Lewis:

+1-424-424-3749
[email protected]

Education:

University of San Francisco
J.D.

San Francisco State University
B.A.

Bar Admissions:

California

Court Admissions:

California state courts

Marina Lewis’ practice focuses on advising clients on all issues related to online content, digital media, global trademark and copyright protection, and brand enforcement. She routinely counsels clients on regulatory and compliance issues, including product packaging and labeling, privacy, advertising, and co-branding. Marina also works with clients to develop creative and flexible strategies to combat online counterfeiting, piracy, and other threats to consumer safety. Marina has worked with clients in a wide range of consumer products and services, including e-commerce, consumer goods, fashion, wine, and digital media.

 

Marina is also a passionate advocate for the rights of journalists and online content creators, especially as they relate to issues of intellectual property, media integrity, and public/consumer trust. Her most satisfying work comes from balancing the rights of intellectual property owners with First Amendment protections and principles of online consumer safety and privacy. 

 

Recently, Marina was very honored to be invited by California Senator Richard Pan’s staff to assist in drafting California Senate Bill 896 (False, misleading, deceptive, or unlawful advertising) for the 2020 California Legislative session. The goal of this bill was to encourage integrity and transparency in online platforms and social media outlets as they relate to deceptive advertising and consumer safety in anti-vaccination propaganda. She remains convinced that the path to solving the problem of misinformation lies not in censoring speech, but in supporting the visibility of quality news sources and content creation.

 

Practice Areas:

  • Trademark
  • Intellectual Property

 

Community & Professional Associations:

  • California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section, Internet and Privacy Law Committee, Chair
  • American Bar Association: 
    • IP Law Section, Chair of Anticounterfeiting and Piracy Committee
    • Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
    • Forum on Communications Law 
    • IP Law Section Liaison to the Intellectual Property Constituency for the Internet
    • Corporation for the Assignment of Names and Numbers (2015-2018)
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Associate Member

 

Speaking Engagements:

Speaker, “Tweeting Birds and Books of Faces: Trademarks and Social Media (A US Perspective), American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Spring Meeting, April 2022

 

Moderator, “IP Legal Issues in Streaming Digital Content”, ABA IP Section Fall Institute, September 2021

 

Moderator, “Fake News: It’s More Than Just a Political Issue – Balancing the First Amendment with Consumer and Public Safety”, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Fall Meeting, October 2019

 

Speaker, “Anti-Counterfeiting in Social Media”, ABA IP Section Spring Meeting, April 2019

 

Speaker, “Doxers, Trolls, Phishing and Other Internet Menaces”, ABA IP Section Fall Meeting, October 2018

 

Speaker, “The Dark Side of Knock-offs: When Civil Trademark Enforcement Crosses Over into the Criminal World”, ABA IP Section Spring Meeting, April 2018

 

Moderator, “Gripe Sites and Takedown Notices”, ABA IP Section Spring Meeting, March 2017

 

Presenter. “Building and Protecting Your Brand in the Digital Space”, Silicon Valley Taiwanese American Industrial Technology Association (TAITA-SV), July 21, 2016.

 

Speaker. “Shattering Trademark (and Some Copyright) Myths for the Non-IP Lawyer,” ABA Annual Meeting, July 2015

 

Presenter, “Chasing Ghosts: Protecting Brands in the Digital Space,” Webinar, The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, April 29, 2014

 

Select Publications:

“E-Commerce Websites / Trademark Tips: Seven Experts Share Their Secrets”, Landslide, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, May/June 2015, Vol. 7, No. 5.

 

“Guide to the Uniform Rapid Suspension System”, BNA Bloomberg, Int. Law Res. Ctr., 2014.

 

“Protecting Your Brand in the Web 2.0 Environment,” World Trademark Review, June 2014.

 

“Protect Your Brand from Cybersquatting,” Harvard Business Review, Feb. 10, 2014.