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Top California trade secret verdicts

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

summarizing the top California trade secret verdicts California is known for its robust trade secret laws, and its courts have seen a number of high-profile verdicts related to trade secrets. Here is a summary of some of the top California trade secret verdicts. In 2018, a jury in Northern Califo...

Top 10 jewelry infringement cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

1. Swarovski AG v. David Yurman, Inc., 841 F.3d 133 (2d Cir. 2016): Swarovski sued David Yurman for infringement of its “whirl and twirl” design. The court awarded Swarovski $11.2 million in damages. 2. Cartier v. Costco Wholesale, Inc., 754 F.3d 782 (9th Cir. 2014): Cartier sued Costco for selli...

Overview of a music production agreement with an artist

Posted by Steve Vondran | Feb 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

 As a music producer, you understand the importance of having a comprehensive agreement in place with the artist you are working with. When dealing with composition and master recordings, it is essential to include certain key terms in the agreement to protect both parties. Here are five of the m...

Smith v. The Weeknd copyright infringement case brief

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Entertainment Law Case Briefs - Smith v. The Weeknd (2021) Introduction Smith v. The Weeknd was a copyright infringement case in which a songwriter, Yasmina "Yas" Smith, sued Canadian singer-songwriter Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye for allegedly infringing on her copyright in he...

Coinbase compels arbitration in class action lawsuit

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Crypto Law - Coinbase Lawsuits and their Arbitration Provision Introduction Coinbase, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, is facing legal issues as a result of recent alleged customer losses in crypto transactions. Coinbase is currently facing multi...

Wolfram software infringement letter

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Software Audit Essentials - Wolfram demands   Introduction   Wolfram licensing agreement   Prohibited uses According to their website, certain uses of Mathematica software are prohibited.  For example: Prohibited Uses All uses of the Software and other elements of the Pro...

What is an Orphan Work in copyright law?

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Essentials: Orphan works explained [contact us for infringement and licensing issues]. Phone (877) 276-5084. Introduction The concept of copyright orphan works is one that has been discussed in the legal world for some time. This issue came to the forefront of le...

Vondran Copyright Course

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Copyright Course Introduction If your college or university is looking to implement a course on copyright law, I may be able to assist in implementing such a course, either physically or online.  Here is a general outline of the course I would propose. COPYRIGHT LAW  Are you...

Best questions to ask before hiring a copyright lawyer

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

a list of 25 questions you should ask before hiring a copyright lawyer 1. What experience do you have representing clients in copyright disputes? 2. Are you familiar with the laws governing copyright in my jurisdiction? 3. Could you provide me with a list of cases in which you have represented cl...

Top 10 important music law cases

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Music Law Essentials - Top Music Infringement Cases   Introduction   Important Music Caselaw 1. Roy Orbison vs. 2 Live Crew 2. Spirit vs. Led Zeppelin  3. Queen & David Bowie vs. Vanilla Ice 4. Rolling Stones vs. the Verve 5. Creedence Clearwater Revival vs. John Fogarty ...

BitTorrent glossary

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

glossary for important words used in defending BitTorrent file-sharing cases BitTorrent: A peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol and system. File-sharing: The process of exchanging files between two or more devices. Torrent File: A computer file containing information about files and trackers, which...

Dilution for Dummies

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve Trademark Law Essentials - What does it take to prove dilution of a famous trademark C. Dilution Mattel also appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment on its trademark and dress dilution claims. The district court found that Forsythe was entitled to summary judgmen...

Federal Court Judges in California and Arizona

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® Federal Court Resources - How are the Judges?   California Easter District Court 1. Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers 2. Hon. Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. 3. Hon. Jon S. Tigar 4. Hon. James Donato 5. Hon. Charles R. Breyer 6. Hon. Edward M. Chen 7. Hon. Vince Chhabria 8. Hon. William H. O...

The history of BitTorrent in the United States

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® - Copyright Law Essentials - The history of BitTorrent law in U.S.   Introduction The history of BitTorrent in the United States is a complex one. It has been both praised and criticized for its ability to facilitate the sharing of large files quickly and easily. In its early d...

The history of Copyright Law in the United States

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Attorney Steve® - Copyright Law Essentials - The history of copyright law in U.S.   Introduction Copyright law in the United States has a long and complex history. The first copyright law in the United States was the Copyright Act of 1790, which was passed by Congress in response to the growin...

Software disputes in the Silicon Desert, Arizona!

Posted by Steve Vondran | Dec 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Here is a short list of some of the more well-known software and technology companies in Arizona. 1. WebPT 2. Avnet 3. Insight 4. GoDaddy 5. Infusionsoft 6. Axosoft 7. GalaxE Solutions 8. Appnovation Technologies 9. Amadeus Consulting 10. eimagine 11. Appointment-Plus 12. IntraEdge 13. Logic20/2...

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