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.
Mediation Certification, Institute For Conflict Management, LLC, Santa Monica, CA.
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell.
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.
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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.
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