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This is a husband and wife podcast dealing with their struggles, triumphs, insights, and stories from the legal trenches.






What are the damages and penalties for Trademark Counterfeit?

TrademarkCollege.com - The Business of Trademarks! Attorney Steve Vondran discusses penalties for sellling and distributing counterfeit goods in the United States under Federal trademark law. Penalites can include treble damages, pre-juudgment interest, and statutory damages from $1,000 to two-million dollars per counterfeitted mark. When someone is selling counterfeit goods, a Plaintiff has an election of choosing actual damages (plus attorney fees for "exceptional cases") or seeking...


The law school case that changed my life - R v. Stephens and Dudley

The Law School Decision Many people have watched my video "SHOULD I GO TO LAW SCHOOL." I get a lot of questions from a lot of people on this topic. Here is a podcast that I wanted to share about one of the first law cases I ever studied (R. v. Dudley and Stevens) and how this triggered my passion for learning, thinking and wanting to be a lawyer. It's a simple story, but it may provide some insight to whether or not graduate school to get your JD is going to be worth it, or even...


Bill Cosby Retrial - Day 2

Billy Cosby Trial - Legal Coverage and Analysis by Attorney Steve civil litigation attorney. In this epsiode of Vondran Legal Hour we discuss blue pills, qualludes, and status updates in the Bill Cosby ("America's Dad") trial. To follow the comments on our Legal Youtube Channel go here: https://youtu.be/UhKom0cuZn0 Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to our popular channel which now has over 6,300 subscribers and approaching ONE MILLION VIDEO VIEWS! - Attorney Steve -


Malibu Media facing abuse of process claims in New Jersey Federal Court

AttorneySteve.com - Vondran Legal Hour [April 2018 Law updates] Our firm is a leader in the area of copyright defense raised by illegal file sharing on the internet (peer to peer) and this podcast discusses an abuse of process counterclaim brought by one Defendant when he was personally named in the lawsuit and not the actual subscriber (a company). Attorney Steve discusses the tort of abuse of process (which is a creature or state law). Penalties for Abuse of Process torts can range from...


Bill Cosby Trial - Day 1 [#TheVerdictNation]

In this episode of Verdict Nation Attorney Steve discusses the following: 1. Overview of the Bill Cosby Trial 2. New defense strageies 3. New defense lawyer 4. The impact of the #MeToo movement on the the case 5. Voir dire - impartiality of the jurors (racial make up of the jurors) 6. Criminal burden of proof - beyond a reasonable doubt 7. The federal civil deposition of Andra Constand 8. "America's Dad" - Actor and comendian from the Bill Cosby Show (Dr. Clifford Huxtable) 9. Consensual...


Copyright Theft of Idea cases overview by Attorney Steve

Copyright Theft of Idea Cases Welcome to another exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour! This episode deals with theft of intellectual property, and more specifically, copyright infringement of a book idea, screenplay, or other creative work. Proving Copyright Infringement A Plaintiff in a copyright infringement action must allege and prove: 1. Ownership of a copyrighted work (ex. music, film, lyrics, screenplay, reality show concept) 2. Defendant had "access" to the copyrighted work 3....


Vondran Legal Hour Weekly Wrapup with Frontline Lisee

AttorneySteve.com - The First Name in Legal Services Welcome back - yes you can share our podcast on your social media networks. Introduction In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses corporate monitoring and software audits, kiling in the courts, shocking a criminal, the loss of first amendment with an insult law and more. For more information Call us at (877) 276-5084


Should you use corporate counsel for BSA software audits?

Business Software Alliance ("BSA") software compliance audits - should you use your corporate counsel? Introduction In this video, software infringement Attorney Steve Vondran discusses whether or not you should hire a boutique intellectual property law firm to handle your BSA software alliance audit, or go with your own in-house legal counsel. When your company faces huge liability (sometimes in the high hundreds of thousands of dollars - yes, that's right) you need experienced legal...


What things cannot be Copyrighted?

Copyright Registration - What can be copyrighted and what cannot introduction In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve the Copyright Infringement Lawyer discusses what CAN be copyrighted by the U.S. Copyright Office, and what types of things are not likely to lead to a registrable trademark. This is general legal information only and not legal advice. Resources 1. United States Copyright Office 2. Defenses to Coypright infringement 3. Copyright Infringement Damages


Cannot settle BSA software audit? What will federal court litigation look like?

Software Audit Essentials - what if you cannot settle the audit case? If you cannot get your BSA, Autodesk, Vero, SIIA or Adobe audit case settled on fair and reasonable terms (we have seen demands in the mid to low six figures that many companies simply cannot afford) you may end up in a federal district court litigation. This can raise many questions for both small and large companies. Copyright 2017 - The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C. Introduction When you cannot get your...


Vegas Shooting Lawsuit Filed in Nevada

Civil Litigation 2017 Updates - Mandalay Bay and MGM (as well as others) sued in Las Vegas Complaint In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses the lawsuit filed in October against the Estate of Stephen Paddock, and the manufacturer of the bump stock device that was allegedly involved in the shooting, along with negligence claims against MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, where the shootings were alleged to have occurred on the 32nd Floor. Legal theories discussed...


How to handle a photo infringement letter by Attorney Steve

Photo Infringement Letters - how to deal with them effectively When you receive a copyright cease and desist notice, or legal demand letter from an intellectual property law firm for using a digital image, photo, illustration, or vector file on your website it can be very nerve wracking. This podcast by Attorney Steve, the copyright lawyer, can help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour I provide my top 10 (better make that top 11) tips to help...


ME2 Defense Lawyer explains torrent lawsuits

Bittorrent Lawsuits filed against internet subscribers in Utah and Illionois - ME2 Mechanic Resurrection In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve, the copyright infringement lawyer discusses torrent lawsuits. Our firm handles ME2 lawsuits, Malibu Media, London Has Fallen and other movies that are illgally downloaded and shared on the internet. Feel free to share this video on your social media websites such as Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter. ME2 [VIDEO] RESOURCES 1. Overview of...


United States Supreme Court weighs in on offensive trademarks and 1st amendment

Trademark and first amendment at issue - Matal v. Tam In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses the recent United States Supreme Court case which rules that the Lanham Act "disparagement clause" is unconstitional as to the First Amendment right of free speech in regard to an asian band called "the slants" who wanted to register the trademark and try to change views as to the negative sterotypes. The USPTO denied the registration of the mark and so did the...


30 Companies launch global internet anti-piracy initiative

http://www.AttorneySteve.com In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve, the copyright defense lawyer, discusses the new coalition of 30 leading global entertainment companies to try to cut down on the incidents of illegal movie, tv show, and music downloads. It appears they may be interested in filing civil lawsuits alleging copyright infringement, and/or seeking settlements via demand letters or some other mechanism not yet known. Listen in on this episode of...


Hire Attorney Steve to mediate your dispute!

http://www.MediationVictory.com In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve Vondran discusses the benefits of submitting your case to medation. If you are facing a small to large dispute and wpould like to try to resolve it via mediation, call us at (877) 276-5084. We can help with the following types of disputes: 1. Breach of contract 2. Unfair business practices 3. Real estate related disputes 4. Financial elder abuse (stocks, real estate, investments, annuities) 5....


California real estate agent use of "Team Names"

California Bureau of Real Estate Complaince - Use of team names In this exciting episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve discusses the use of real estate team names, groups and associates and whether or not you need to obtain a DBA (also known as a fictitious business name) before using it. Also, have you considered getting a good domain name, and potentially a trademark for your team name. Team names in real estate can be used (without the need to file for a DBA) with the County (or...


Cook Productions Subpoena Notice from ISP

Bittorent Illegal Movie Download Cases - January 2017 Updates for Mr. Church (Cook Prodictions, Inc.) The following is general legal information only and not legal advice. In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, Attorney Steve the Copyright Lawyer discusses Cook Production, Inc. lawsuits. If you receive a notice of suboena, or were served a federal summons and complaint (for example cases have recently been filed in Hawaii, Illinios, Washington) and need to discuss your legal options, call us...


Autodesk Letter

Software Audit - What you need to know about the Autodesk Audit Letter In this episode of Vondran Legal Hour, copyright lawyer Steve Vondran discusses a general overview of the Autodesk letter. What happens when you get this letter? Here are some of the common questions we get from clients who received this letter. 1. Is this a scam? 2. How did Autodesk find out about our installations of software? 3. We were using a "student" or "academic" version, I though this was legal? 4. Was this an...


Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. demand letter for satelite piracy

Satellite and Cable Pay-Per-View Piracy Our firm handles intellectual property cases and we can help you if you reveived a infringement notice or demand letter from Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. or other company such as Direct TV, or G&G Closed Circuit. In this podcast, Attorney Steve, Intellectual property counsel discusses some of the ways your bar, restaurant, tavern, sports bar or atheletic club might be found out (possibly through the use of a private investigator) and some of the causes of...