Spataro & Associates

Stephen A. Spataro

Attorney at Law

Spataro & Associates

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Legal Experience:

Trademarks, Brands, Geographic Indications, and Trade Names—Full range of trademark services including prosecution and defense of TTAB cancellation and opposition proceedings, enforcement, and domestic and international portfolio management.

Copyrights—Full range of protecting and defending rights to creative works, including Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, enforcement, license agreements, and portfolio management.

Trade Secrets—Full range of identifying, evaluating, and protecting the secrets of client innovation including protection plans, policies, and access guidelines tailored to business strategy, and preparation of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

Entertainment and Multimedia—Privacy, publicity, commercial appropriation, law of ideas, titles and characters, photography productions, model, property and location releases, full range of clearance services, art transactions, publishing, and licensing.

Technology Transactions—License and technology agreements, IP portfolio evaluations, due diligence, and Internet law and practice.

Outside General Counsel for small and medium size businesses, focusing on intellectual property matters.

AV® Preeminent™ Peer and Judicial Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts
Copyrights Copyright Infringement, Copyright Licensing, Copyright Litigation, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Protection, Copyright Registration, International Copyright Law, Internet Copyright Law
Entertainment Law Art Law, Artists Rights, Entertainment Litigation, Interactive Multimedia Law, Multimedia Law, Music Licensing, Video Law
Intellectual Property Artistic Property, Brand Management, Electronic Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Arbitration, Intellectual Property Enforcement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property Procurement, Intellectual Property Prosecution, Intellectual Property Rights, International Intellectual Property, International Licensing, Internet Intellectual Property, Literary Property, Merchandising, New Media Law, Piracy, Proprietary Rights, Protection of Personality
Trade Secrets Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Secret Misappropriation
Trademarks Counterfeiting, International Trademarks, Internet Trademarks, Lanham Act, Service Marks, Trade Dress, Trade Names, Trademark Arbitration, Trademark Infringement, Trademark Licensing, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Protection, Trademark Registration


  • Federal
  • California

Employment History

  • Principal attorney | Spataro & Associates

    1992 - 2017

    AV® Preeminent™ Peer and Judicial Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • B.A. Political Science | University of California, Berkeley

    1971 - 1975

  • J.D. | Western State College of Law

    1975 - 1978

    University of Southern California Law Center, Entertainment Litigation, Advanced Professional Program 1983; Mediation Certification, Institute for Conflict Management 2006, Santa Monica, California

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  • Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County

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