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Intellectual Property

Software Disputes, DMCA anti-circumvention, Copyright infringement and other Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Disputes

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Vondran Legal provides business and intellectual property services for creative entrepreneurs and innovative business organizations in both California and Arizona.  We can help protect and enforce your company's intellectual property including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets.  We also are a leader in the area of software audits and compliance handling cases involving Microsoft, BSA (business software alliance), SIIA, and Autodesk licensing audits.

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In addition, we have handled California right of publicity matters and lead Attorney Steve Vondran has litigated a major trademark lawsuit against Bank of America and in that case filed to cancel one of their trademarks with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). We have successfully recovered monetary damages against a major sports retailer in a right of publicity case (name, image, likeness case involving a prominent athlete) and we have helped secure intellectual property rights for companies such as a video production company, wine company in Napa region, Vape online retailers and others.  

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When it comes to mediation, arbitration, and litigation, we offer tenacious legal representation and flat rate/contingency fees for some cases.

Attorney Steve Vondran is a former elected executive council member to the Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Section and a member of the Arizona Technology Council.  Also a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and a member of the International Trademark Association (“TTA”), American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”), and a former member of the Sports Lawyers Association.  He is a former privacy consultant for Experian, and legislative analyst for the Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego.  He has developed his own software programs and has worked as an internet marketing specialist for a web-based ASP software company in Newport Beach, CA (back in the good old days of .com)!

We can represent your company and individuals in litigating the following types of, business, sports, entertainment & intellectual property claims:

1.  Federal trademark infringement lawsuits 

2.  Federal copyright infringement lawsuits (including “Contributory Infringement” and “Vicarious Liability” cases, fair use defense, and DMCA litigation).  See also claims for “Inducing” infringement.  See also Jewelry Infringement and Poetry infringement and Siemens PLM subpoena response.

3.  UDRP domain name dispute proceedings (including ACPA cybersquatter lawsuits)

4.  California right of publicity cases/personality rights (statutory and common law ROP claims)

5.   Right of publicity infringement (celebrity rights law) (Arizona Right of Publicity)

6.  TTAB trademark cancellation proceedings

7.  BSA software licensing audits (go to our Software Audit Defense FAQ page)

8.  Hitek software infringement lawsuits

9.   Software licensing litigation

10.  Internet Lawyer

11.  Music law (Facebook video takedown / youtube content ID counter-notification)

12.  Fraudulent sales of website or domain and custom contracts

13.  Sports litigation

14.  Trademark parody litigation

15.  Breach of non-disclosure agreements (NDA)

16. ITC Section 333 Proceeding

17.  Copyright infringement for photographers [See Online Photo Infringement page]

18.  Law of Podcasting

19.  Metaverse and Video-game law (right of publicity litigation)

20.  Mobile applications (disputes with Apple or Google Store dealing with IP)

21.  IBM software license audits

22.  Entertainment industry contracts (ex. model releases)

23.  DMCA copyright cases [512(f) bad faith DMCA cases] [illegal access to online accounts]

24.  Copyright lawyer for authors of eBooks and audiobooks.

25.  IPRR e-recordation with Customs and Border Protection ("CPB") to protect against imported counterfeits

26.  UDRP Domain name disputes (WIPO and NAF) and Reverse Domain Name Hijacking cases under ACPA

27.   VB Conversion lawsuit defense

28.  Federal court injunctions and TRO's

29.  Satellite Piracy defense [Joe Hand Promotions Pay Per View]

30.  Streaming video law [ex. Kodi firestick issues] and IPTV defense of MPA and ACE alliance claims

31.  Copyright toy and game pieces and character infringement

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Whether you find yourself or your company as a Plaintiff or Defendant in a right of publicity case, trademark or copyright infringement case (ex. Strike 3 Holdings), domain name dispute (UDRP), BSA software audit, Autodesk audit, or other software/technology related arbitration, mediation or litigation, contact us to discuss our legal services and general strategy in your case at (877) 276-5084.

You can also fill out the contact form below and have one of our intellectual property lawyers call you.  We have flexible fee programs to help make legal services affordable for you or your company.

We have been serving business and IP clients since 2004 and have appeared in over 300 state and federal court litigation cases.

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For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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