Barry practises intellectual property law, with an emphasis on trademarks, domain names, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, and copyright.
In his copyright practice, Barry regularly acts on behalf of parties engaged in contract negotiations, administrative proceedings and litigation involving complex issues of copyright law, including the educational use of copyright-protected works, artists’ exhibition and reproduction rights and the provision of professional services in the visual arts, and the use of music for public performances. He has appeared before the Copyright Board of Canada in numerous tariﬀ proceedings, and before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. Barry’s experience includes a secondment as Associate Counsel to Re:Sound, the Canadian not-for-proﬁt music licensing company that represents thousands of artists and record companies.
Barry is also a registered trademark agent and regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on trademark clearance, prosecution, opposition, acquisition, licensing and litigation. He acts on behalf of owners of some of the most recognized Canadian and international brands across a broad range of industries, including fashion, hospitality, media & entertainment, wine & spirits, pharmaceuticals, and professional sports.
Barry has co-authored several publications and is a frequent speaker in the areas of trademarks and copyright law. He has been recognized as a leading trademark professional in Canada by the 2020 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 and World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders Directory.
He is an avid supporter of the visual arts and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) and on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG).
Barry is also a member of Osler’s Diversity Committee, committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at the ﬁrm and in the legal profession.
Barry obtained his Juris Doctor from Western University, with a concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law. While attending law school, he was actively involved in student government and served as president of the Western Intellectual Property Association. Before law school, Barry completed a Master of Science in Physiology and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Pharmacology and Toxicology, both at Western University.