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.