Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law. He advises clients at every stage of the creative process from ideation to monetization.
Bob holds graduate degrees in law from Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Oxford, including a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School and has been an adjunct lecturer at Osgoode Hall, Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law and Western University’s Faculty of Law and previously served as the acting co-director of IP Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program. Bob is the co-author of Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice (published by Thomson Reuters), and has also been recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of entertainment law in the Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. 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. His work with the OBA has included serving on the OBA’s Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Equality 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. His academic articles in the field of entertainment law have been published in the University of California Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (Comm/Ent) and the peer-reviewed Intellectual Property Journal, Canadian Intellectual Property Review and Osgoode Hall Law Journal.