Barry Werbin is counsel at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and a member of its Intellectual Property Group. Barry concentrates his practice in intellectual property and online issues (including trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, publicity and privacy rights, trade secrets, domain name issues and UDRP arbitrations, digital rights protection, trademark and content licensing, Internet and traditional marketing and sponsorship agreements, publishing, due diligence and exploitation rights) and technology (including software licensing and development, IT support agreements, website development and hosting, and data and computer security breaches). Barry handles infringement and other complex commercial litigation and a broad variety of IP-related transactional matters.
Barry is a Trustee and member of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) and served as immediate prior Chair of the NYS Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section (Feb. 2020 - Jan. 2022). Barry was Chair of the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association (2010-2013) and was Co-Chair of the CSUSA’s New York Chapter (Sept. 2017- Aug. 2019). He is currently a member of INTA’s Commercialization of Brands Committee, and was a prior member of INTA's Online Use/Web 2.0 Working Group which studied brands in social media. Barry is also Co-Chair of Fordham Law School’s Intellectual Property Alumni Affinity Group and an Advisory Board Member of the Fordham Art Law Society. Barry lectures on copyright law at St. John's Law School and Brooklyn Law School, and previously lectured on Internet law at Parsons School of Design.
From 2013 through 2021, Barry was recognized as a top intellectual property litigation lawyer by Thomson Reuters' New York Super Lawyers, which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Memberships & Associations
- New York City Bar Association
- Member and Former Chair (2010 - 2013), Copyright and Literary Property Committee
- New York State Bar Association
- Prior Chair, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) (2020 - 2022)
- American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Forum Committee on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Member of the Commercialization of Brands Committee
- Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
- Board of Trustees
- Co-Chair, New York Chapter (Sept. 2017 - Aug. 2019)
- Fordham Law School
- Co-Chair, Intellectual Property and Information Law Alumni Affinity Group
- Fordham Art Law Society
- Advisory Board Member
- Member, Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Cybersecurity Specialty Group
- Member, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialty Group
- Member, Life Sciences Specialty Group