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Loeb & Loeb LLP

321 NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE 2300, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
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Work +1 312 464 3100
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Fax +1 312 464 3111
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Douglas Masters

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Work 312.464.3144
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Loeb & Loeb LLP

Work Department

Advanced Media & Technology

Position

Managing Partner, Chicago Office

Career

Douglas Masters litigates and counsels clients primarily in the areas of intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition. He helps brand owners, sports leagues, athletes and advertisers protect and leverage their branding, marketing and other IP assets. Notably, he has worked with the National Collegiate Athletic Association for nearly 20 years on brand protection strategy, helping strengthen the organization’s brands, which support college athletics. 

Doug has counseled major corporations and prominent individuals in a variety of matters involving trademark and copyright clearance, registration and policing, and enforcement. He handles and litigates consumer protection issues, such as allegations of deceptive or unfair advertising and marketing practices, and unfair competition.

Doug also has notable experience advising companies in domain name protection and enforcement proceedings, and matters and litigation relating to the unique issues of online marketing and advertising. In addition to representing clients in state and federal courts, he practices regularly before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board and the National Advertising Division. 

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
Cornell University, B.A., With Distinction


United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Sport

Loeb & Loeb LLP's sports group attracts praise for its 'honesty, flexibility' and 'ability to laser focus on the key issues and provide practical advice'. The team has particular expertise advising on eSports matters, such as assisting NFL athlete Reggie Bush with corporate, technology, labor, regulatory and IP aspects relating to the establishment of an eSports technology platform. Los Angeles-based Arash Khalili and Brian Socolow in New York jointly head the practice which also includes Douglas Masters in Chicago, who acted for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in trademark litigation against online gaming company Kizzang. The group was strengthened with the arrival of advertising and marketing partner Brian Heidelberger in the Chicago office from Winston & Strawn LLP; he acts for NBA player Dwyane Wade in connection with all business and sponsorship deals and intellectual property matters.

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United States: Intellectual property

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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