Mr Douglas Masters > Loeb & Loeb LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Loeb & Loeb LLP
321 NORTH CLARK STREET
SUITE 2300
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Loeb & Loeb LLP handles a full range of trademarks matters, covering protection and enforcement, transactions such as licensing and merchandising agreements, sponsorships, and brand integration deals. Los Angeles-based Melanie Howard heads the practice group and is highly experienced in the entertainment and fashion industries. Douglas Masters is a key name in the Chicago office; he acts for clients such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Loeb & Loeb LLP houses a multidisciplinary team with experience in litigation, financing, corporate and commercial work, and intellectual property to provide a full service to sports sector clients. One of the key growth areas for the team is esports, where the firm acts for high-profile individuals in media rights and endorsement deals, as well as representing league operators in broadcast rights and venue licensing matters. The bicoastal practice is chaired by Arash Khalili and Brian Socolow, who are based in Los Angeles and New York respectively, both of whom are highly experienced in IP-related transactions along with a wide range of commercial work. On the contentious side, Chicago-based IP and advertising litigator Douglas Masters is highly active in the brand protection space, working with brand owners, sports leagues, and individual athletes on copyright and trademark matters. In late 2019, the firm saw the arrival of Derek Crownover, who joined the Nashville office from Dickinson Wright PLLC and handles a broad spectrum of commercial work, with a particular specialism in copyright matters.