77 King St W, Suite 400, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON); 2000 (New York)
Bob Tarantino focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of production, from development to delivery and exploitation. Bob plays an active role within the legal community, having been a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's (OBA) Entertainment, Media, and Communications Law Section and a former Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Copyright Policy Committee, and he is currently serving as a member of the OBA Board of Directors in the role of Secretary; his work with the OBA has included serving on the OBA’s Governance Committee, Pro Bono Committee, and Council. In addition to being a frequent panelist and commentator on various matters relating to law and intellectual property, Bob’s writing on various topics has been featured in publications ranging from This Magazine and the National Post to the Canadian Bar Association’s PracticeLink and the Literary Review of Canada.