Stephen Anthony Spataro

Stephen Anthony Spataro: Attorney with Spataro & Associates AV stamp icon
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Biography

During his legal career, Mr. Spataro has represented a full range of individuals and businesses. His larger clients have included major corporations in an array of fields, including stock photography agencies, computer and multimedia companies, photographers and other visual artists, and visual artists' trade associations. He has also represented producers and directors, manufacturers, film distributors, and others who have copyright, trademark and related interests.

Mr. Spataro has been responsible for a number of important court decisions in the copyright and visual arts areas. In one, he established the rule that a single copyright notice in a periodical, even though published in a separate format, protects all the contributions. He was profiled in American Photographer Magazine (December 1987) as one of the three most seasoned litigators in the United States photography law field.

Stephen A. Spataro commands a wide range of expertise in the fields of copyright, trademark, business law and related litigation with a heavy emphasis in the visual arts and software. Mr. Spataro's business and litigation experience has focused on intellectual property, entertainment, publishing, advertising, software, technology, electronics and related trades. Based in Los Angeles, California, he has an active trial practice in Federal and State Courts from San Francisco to San Diego.

Certifications:

Mediation Certification, Institute For Conflict Management, LLC, Santa Monica, CA.

Awards:

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell.

Engagements:

Mr. Spataro has spoken widely on intellectual property topics and has served as speaker at CLE programs including the one run by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has lectured professionally at the American Society of Journalists and Authors, American Photographic Artists (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu), the Brooks Institute of Photography, the Art Center (Pasadena), and University of California at Los Angeles and at Irvine.

Publications:

see "Publications" www.spataro.com

Cases:

Mr. Spataro has been responsible for a number of important court decisions in the copyright and visual arts areas. In one, he amplified the rule that a single copyright notice in a periodical, even though published in a separate format, protected his client's contribution. He was profiled in American Photographer Magazine (December 1987) as one of the three most seasoned litigators in the U.S. photography law field.

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Copyright
  • Trademark - Intellectual Property
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Business
  • Trademark
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Filing and Prosecution of Copyright
  • Trademark Other Intellectual Property Applications
  • Idea Submission Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Law
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Litigation
  • Technology and Science

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
855-513-1317  Phone
(310) 917-4557  Phone
(310) 917-4520  Fax
www.spataro.com
University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Communications and Public Policy, 1975
Law School Attended:
Western State University, J.D., 1978; University of Southern California Law Center, Entertainment Litigation, Advanced Professional Program
Year of First Admission:
1978
Admission:
1978, California; 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Los Angeles County Bar Association; U.S. Copyright Society.
Birth Information:
Washington, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1952
ISLN:
903529233

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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