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Barry Slotnick

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Copyright; Intellectual Property


Chair, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Litigation


Barry Slotnick is a nationally recognized copyright litigator who has represented clients in the entertainment, advertising, licensing and merchandising industries in courts throughout the United States.

His clients have included entertainment companies such as SONY/ATV Music Publishing, Bertelsmann, EMI Music, Peer Music, Rainbow Media, Broadcast Music Inc., Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Spirit Music, The Harry Fox Agency and the National Music Publishers' Association. He also has represented artists and creators such as the Allman Bros. Band, Beastie Boys, Billy Squier, Queensryche, Steven Lutvak, Robert Freeman, David Guetta and the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate. His representation includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch, CKx, Dell Computers, DDB Worldwide, Eveready Battery, Motorola, Toyota and Harley Davidson.

Mr. Slotnick has litigated scores of copyright infringement cases as well as numerous matters in the entertainment industry addressing the respective rights of copyright and trademark owners and users, including numerous cases involving rights of privacy and publicity.

As a frequent speaker, Mr. Slotnick regularly contributes on copyright and entertainment issues for the Practicing Law Institute and other industry groups.


Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1972, With Honors
Queens College, B.A., 1968

United States: Intellectual property


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Barry Slotnick - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Within: Copyright

Loeb & Loeb LLP handles copyright advisory and litigation work for high-profile clients in the music, motion picture and television industries. Veteran practice chair Barry Slotnick and Jonathan Zavin in New York and David Grossman in Los Angeles work with a stellar list of clients that includes the likes of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Viacom International. The group successfully represented Spanski Enterprises as the plaintiff in a landmark copyright infringement dispute with Polish broadcaster TVP, in a case involving the application of US copyright law to non-US streaming websites. In another highlight, the team managed to obtain a dismissal of claims brought by the Artists Rights Enforcement Corporation against its client, the estate of Ben E. King, regarding the proposed sale of the estate’s copyright termination rights to There Goes My Baby and Stand By Me. Also on the defense side, the firm is representing the artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in a copyright infringement case brought by Artang Publishing.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s practice handles litigation across various sectors, including media, consumer products and financial services. Chicago-based co-chair Douglas Masters has been representing the National Collegiate Athletic Association in opposition proceedings before the TTAB, and defending Kizzang in an action brought before the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana arising from allegations of infringement regarding the client’s ‘March Madness’ and ‘Final 4’ trademarks. In Los Angeles, co-chair David Grace has been acting for City National Bank in litigation regarding its ‘City National Bank’ mark. Practice co-chair Barry Slotnick is based in New York.

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