Barry Slotnick is a nationally recognized copyright and trademark 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, Universal Music Group, BMG Rights, Walt Disney Pictures, EMI Music, Peer Music, Rainbow Media, the BBC, Broadcast Music Inc., Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, Shapiro Bernstein & Co., Spirit Music, Broadway Video, Madison Square Garden, 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, Linkin Park, Billy Squier, Queensryche, Juan Luis Guerra, David Guetta and the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate. His representation includes companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Dell Computers, DDB Worldwide, New York Life Insurance Co., Toyota and Harley Davidson.
Mr. Slotnick has litigated scores of copyright and trademark 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.