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Barry Slotnick

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Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Litigation


Barry Slotnick is a nationally recognized intellectual property litigator who represents high-profile clients in the music and entertainment industries, as well as major brands across the advertising, licensing and merchandising sectors. Barry has litigated scores of copyright infringement cases in courts throughout the United States, as well as numerous disputes addressing the respective rights of copyright and trademark owners and users, including rights of privacy and publicity.

His clients have included entertainment companies such as SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music, EMI Music, Peer Music, Broadway Video, Downtown Music, Shapiro Bernstein, Spirit Music, SoundExchange Works, the Harry Fox Agency, the National Music Publishers’ Association, AMC and BBC America. Mr. Slotnick has also represented artists and creators such as the Allman Bros. Band, the Beastie Boys, the Ben E. King Estate, Billy Squier, Carrie Underwood, Herman’s Hermits, the Johnny Cash Estate, Queensryche, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Steven Lutvak, Robert Freeman, David Guetta, and the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate. His representation also includes companies outside the entertainment sector, such as Anheuser-Busch, Dell Computers, DDB Worldwide, Eveready Battery, Fifth Third Bank, Motorola, Museum of Modern Art, New York Life, Toyota and Harley-Davidson.


Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., With Honors
Queens College, B.A.

United States: Intellectual property


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Barry Slotnick - Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Loeb & Loeb LLP is highly skilled in the music and entertainment industry, with a client roster that includes CBS, the rock band The Eagles and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Barry Slotnick is a key figure and defended NBC and Sylvester Stallone against allegations of idea theft brought by a personal trainer in relation to the television series Strong. He also acted for Sony Music in a copyright infringement claim brought by songwriters concerning the Justin Bieber hit Somebody to Love. Elsewhere, David Grossman  and Jonathan Zavin represented Fox Searchlight and Guillermo del Toro in a lawsuit brought by the estate of playwright Paul Zindel, which alleged that the client's movie The Shape of Water infringed upon the play Let Me Hear You Whisper.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Loeb & Loeb LLP is well regarded for its representation of entertainment industry clients and also counts media, consumer products and financial services companies among its roster. In Los Angeles, co-head David Grace recently acted for Ruthless Records, representing the widow of Eazy-E in a dispute with her stepson that prohibited his use of the names NWA, Straight Outta Compton and Ruthless. In another highlight, Chicago-based Douglas Masters obtained permanent injunctive relief against Kizzang on behalf of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The matter, heard before the TTAB, concerned the defendant’s use of its Final 3 and April Madness offerings, which were in violation of the client’s 'March Madness' and 'Final 4' trademarks. Masters and Grace are chairs of the practice, as is Barry Slotnick, who is part of the firm’s New York office.

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