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Typical trademark classifications for YouTubers

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

AttorneySteve® Trademark College® - Popular classifications for YouTubers! Introduction PewdiePie IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Movies, namely, audio and video recordings featuring video game playing with player commentary and narration, computer game programs, computer game softwar...

California Art Preservation Act (“CAPA”) overview

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® - Art & Copyright Litigation - CAPA and VARA Discussed   Introduction California Art Preservation Act (“CAPA”) is one cause of a action you may see raised along with a VARA claim.  Here is how the court above analyzed these claims on one case: "Defendants next contend that...

Strike 3 hurling more lawsuits in CA Northern District

Posted by Steve Vondran | Sep 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® BitTorrent Defense Updates - August 2021 - More Strike 3 Filings in Northern District of California New cases filed - if your I.P. address is on this list, call us for a free consultation.   Strike 3 Holdings, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address, Stri...

Statute of limitations and the last infringing act

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Essentials - Statute of Limitations   Introduction Here is a case from the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA  that discusses the statute of limitations in copyright infringement cases, and what happens if there are ongoing infringements (with...

What constitutes copyright infringement?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Law Essentials - What does it take to prove copyright infringement?   To state a claim for copyright infringement, Plaintiffs must allege “(1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) copying constituent elements of the work that are original.” Feist Publ'ns, Inc. v. Rur...

What is the RIAA?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve Music Law - Overview of the RIAA The Recording Industry Association of America® (the “RIAA”) protects intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and record labels. It is also the organization that certifies records as Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum, or Diamond. RI...

What is Judicial notice?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Vondran Litigation Essentials - Evidence - Judicial Notice “A court shall take judicial notice if requested by a party and supplied with the necessary information.” Fed. R. Evid. 201(d). An adjudicative fact may be judicially noticed if it is “not subject to reasonable dispute in that it is ei...

Celebrity Endorsement Issues for the Artist and Musician

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® - Celebrity Endorsement Services On occasion, artists and musicians will be hired by companies as celebrity endorsers of the products or services the company sells. There are strict federal regulations that govern these endorsements, and failure to follow these regulations can po...

What is Summary Judgment in the 9th Circuit?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jul 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Summary Judgment Explained Summary judgment is appropriate when there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(a). The moving party has the initial burden of identifying the portions of the pleadings and recor...

What is "thin" copyright?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jun 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

See Plan Pros vs, Dultmeir Hones (a case involving architectural drawings and elevations) in cases like this where the “copyright protection is thin”: For this category of claims, only extremely close copying is actionable as unlawful infringement. Put more precisely, this type of claim may mo...

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