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Steve Charles Vondran

Steve Charles Vondran

The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondan, P.C
  • Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • Arizona, California
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Summary

Our law firm is a leader in intellectual property law. We have handled more software audits and torrent defense lawsuits than most other firms to our knowledge. We have a niche speciality practice in copyright infringement law and handle the following types of cases:

1. Software Audits (Business Software Alliance, BSA, SIIA, Vero, Siemens, Autodesk, Adobe and Microsoft)

2. Torrent Defense (ex. Malibu Media pornography and Strike 3 Holdings)

3. TV Signal Piracy cases (boxing match PPV infringement). Joe Hand Promotions, G&G Closed Circuit Events and J&J Sports Productions

4. Direct TV cases

5. Copyright infringement litigation (jewelry, photos, photo infringement)

6. Trademark infringement

7. California Right of Publicity Law

8. First Amendment, Media, Anti_SLAPP and social media disputes

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Areas
  • BSA Audits
  • Torrent Defense
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Fair Use
  • Defamation & SLAPP
  • TV Piracy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    On Select cases and subject to availablity. Call us at (877) 276-5084 for more information.
  • Contingent Fees
    We may agree to take all or part of your case on a contingency fee basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer low flat rate legal fees for most non-litigation cases. We offer tenacious legal representation and great customer support and responsiveness.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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California
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondan, P.C
Current
Business & Real Esate & IP & Entertainment Law.
President and Founder
Copyright Policy Institute
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Oversee a Washington D.C. based copyright policy and advocacy non-profit organization and think tank. Focused on fair copyright policy and fair use rights.
Education
California St Univ Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree
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Whittier Coll School of Law
Law Degree
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Awards
Top 33 Law Firm by Case Filing
Lex Machina
CALI award for excellence in the study of Intellectual property law
CALI
Top Grade Entertainment Law
CALI award for Excellence in Legal Study
American Jurisprudence Award in Torts
Whittier Coll School of Law
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 232337
Member
- Current
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Arizona State Bar
Executive Counsel for Intellectual Property Committee
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Activities: Discuss and analyzed issues such as trademark, parody, copyright, and patent trolling.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Inside tips of handling GoDaddy and Domains by Proxy subpoenas
Steve Vondran, Esq.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know if you receive a subpoena from your ISP
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Understanding Vero software "phone-home" IP protection technology
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Copyright "Fair use
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Copyright "Fair use" tips for video producers
Steve Vondran, Esq.
How to choose a Strike 3 BitTorrent Defense law firm
Steve Vondran, Esq.
BSA software audit defense tips for auditees
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Damages possible in a California "Right of Publicity" lawsuit
Steve Vondran, Esq.
BSA software audit defense tips for auditees
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Siemens PLM software audit and defense guide
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Top tips to help settle a photo infringement dispute
Steve Vondran, Esq.
How to respond to a Soildworks software piracy demand
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Business Software Alliance settlements, what you need to know!
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Autodesk software audit survival tips
Steve Vondran, Esq.
Speaking Engagements
How to obtain a trademark WITHOUT hiring a law firm! , InventRight Training Seminar , California
InventRight
This was a free webinar presentation that featured Steve Vondran, Esq. ("Attorney Steve®"" as guest speaker teaching patent licensing candidates how they can seek federal trademark protection on the USPTO principal register without having to pay for costly attorney fees.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Our Corporate Website
Website
Attorney Steve Youtube Channel
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. Is it necessary to ask permission first before I use facts that I learned from websites, books, or videos?
A: Facts cannot be copyrighted, they are free for the world to use so we can learn and teach each other new things. Generally speaking, what I would do is read up as much as I can on facts about each animal, and then try to put it in MY OWN WORDS (cut and paste can be seen as plagiarism), and tell the facts in a creative way. If you are still concerned, discuss with a copyright attorney. Best of luck!
Q. If I wanted to publish my dead grandpa's written songs (he had no will), could his children sue me for the rights?
A: Best bet is to discusses with a Copyright / Estate lawyer. You need to find out what rights you may have, if any, and this can depend on your state (NY) laws regarding inheritance. If it were me, (generally speaking), I would probably get a written permission from the kids to allow you to exploit the copyrighted works (you might need to register them with the United States Copyright Office as well), to make sure they will make no claim, or maybe even cutting them in for a small percentage - if they are the legal owners. This should be established. Copyright law, in some cases can last either 70 or 95 years after the Creator has passed away, so discussing with legal counsel before putting in all your time, money and effort makes good sense. Good luck. Attorney Steve®
Q. I just found out the name that I've been using for years is trademarked already, but is spelled different. Can I still
A: Generally speaking, the USPTO trademark examiner will probably look at how the marks "sound" when spoken to see if it could be considered "confusingly similar" to another pre-existing trademark. If so, this can deny you the mark. Check with trademark counsel to be sure.
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Contact & Map
San Francisco / Bay Area
One Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Toll-Free: (877) 276-5084
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Monday: Open 24 hours
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Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
Santa Monica / L.A. Area
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Newport Beach / Orange County
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Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
San Diego
8880 Rio San Diego Drive
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
san Diego, CA 92108
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Fax: (888) 551-2252
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.
Phoenix
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Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Notice: Call us to speak with a copyright, technology, entertainment law and civil litigation attorney. We offer low flat rate fees for most non-litigation cases.